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20 Dec 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that welfare is still failing to work alongside other state services to ensure that children’s rights are secured, Commissioner for Children’s Rights Leda Koursoumba said. “There are gaps in the potential for...
17 Sep 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that the European hotline for missing children was launched in Cyprus. The line is free and functions 24 hours a day. The hotline – which is already available in 16 EU member states, with Cyprus becoming the 17th...
08 Aug 2012
‘Cypruls Mail’ reports of a recent case in which a boy was sexually abused by a man that was previously released from custody after being charged with similar charges. The case raised questions about pre-trial custody, but also about...
30 Jul 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that a manual on human rights education for children is now on offer to primary school teachers who may incorporate it in the following academic year’s curriculum, following an initiative from the Hope for Children...
19 Jul 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that child Commissioner Leda Koursoumba has criticised the police, the welfare services and the health services over mishandling a case of domestic violence, and thus violating a child’s rights. “All of the...
22 May 2012
‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports that child protection and welfare are among the top priorities of the Ministry of Labor and Social Insurance during the upcoming Cyprus’ EU Presidency to begin July 1st, Minister Soteroulla Charalambous has...
08 Feb 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that Cyprus has still not ratified the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. DISY’s Stella Kyriakidou said the CoE had spotted a big...
11 Jan 2012
‘Cyprus Mail’ reports that Cyprus participates in the Council of Europe’s (CoE) campaign called *“One in Five”_, which aims to *stop sexual violence against children. Earlier this year a Greek Cypriot composer George Theophanous was...

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