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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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08 Sep 2014
‘RT’ reports that one in ten girls under the age of 20, or about 120 million across the globe, have been sexually abused, according to the latest conservative figures by UNICEF. The calculation is based on 190 countries, and according...
12 Aug 2014
‘UNICEF’ reports on its website that indigenous children continue to miss out on their rights and face discrimination on a daily basis. The statement was made to mark the 2014 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples....
08 Aug 2014
‘Globalpost’ reports that the Swiss Justice Minister is concerned about the European asylum system. As she said, between 1000 and 2000 asylum seekers arrive in Italy every day, which puts pressure on the European refugee system –...
04 Aug 2014
‘blue&green tomorrow’ published a review of UNICEF’s latest publication The Challenge of Climate Change: Children on the Front Line which argues that children’s rights should be considered in the fight against climate change....
31 Jul 2014
‘Voice of America’ reports that the United Nations is calling for an end to Human Trafficking as it marks the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. It comes four years after the U.N. General Assembly adopted a Global Action...
28 Jul 2014
’The UN News Centre’ reports that there is a need for action to stop the rising number of deaths on the Mediterranean coast. According to Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees more than 260 people have died or been reported...
25 Jul 2014
‘Big News Network’ reports that John Ashe, The President of the General Assembly drew attention to the human trafficking at a World Day against Trafficking in Persons event.He said that “millions of people, the majority of whom...
01 Jul 2014
The UN Human Rights website reports on the 26th session of the Human Rights Council. Among other things, the Council has appointed special procedures mandate holders, including Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (Italy) as the Special Rapporteur on...
27 Jun 2014
‘The Guardian’ reports that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has decided to develop a general comment on street children. The general comment established new scope for treating street children as a specific area of attention...
25 Jun 2014
‘MNT’ reports that a new study recently published in the ‘American Journal of Psychiatry found an association between child abuse and the reduction of gray matter in the brain that is responsible for information processing. The...

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