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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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30 Jul 2018
The "Politico" writes that a political debate ensued about the way Sweden deals with child marriage among immigrant communities. According to statistics child marriage is relatively rare. "A 2016 report by the Swedish Migration Agency only...
26 Oct 2017
BBC reports that for almost 20 years Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness - Resignation Syndrome. The syndrome only affects the children of asylum-seekers, especially those from the former USSR, the Balkans, Roma children, and most recently...
18 Aug 2017
Popular protests have sprung up across Sweden against forcibly returning people, including unaccompanied minors, to Afghanistan. Anna Benedictsson from Destination Unknown campaign member One Third gives us the rundown For over a week now, a...
07 Jun 2017
The Independent spotlights the near polarizing differences in the educational procedures for refugee children situated in the United Kingdom and Sweden. According to the article, the former signifies the fifth largest economy in the world, however...
21 Aug 2016
The Guardian's Sarah Butler reports on how Swedish fashion chain H&M worked with clothing factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 toiled for more than 12 hours a day. Details emerged from a book, written by Moa Kärnstrand and Tobias...
19 Aug 2016
'The Local' reports that the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande Rådet – Brå) have released new figures which show that five times as many smugglers have been arrested in the first half of 2016 than in the same time...
09 Aug 2016
Sputnik International reports on the alarming trend which seems to be emerging across Sweden whereby refugee children are being sold into the sex industry and heinously exploited. The report is the more worrying because it points to systematic...
03 Aug 2016
Pew research centre’s analysis of Eurostat data reveals that over half of the 1.3m asylum seekers entering the EEA in 2015 applied for asylum in just three countries: Germany, Hungary and Sweden. Applications to Finland increased by 800%, whilst...
26 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports how on Swedish schools are at the forefront of integrating newly arrived refugees by improving access to education. In order to make room for all asylum seeking children in Swedish schools, there are now programs that make it...
09 Jun 2016
After the recent Human Rights Watch report about the challenges that Sweden faces with providing efficient care to the rising number of unaccompanied children,  Amy Braunschweiger talks with researcher Rebecca Riddell in this article.  The...

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