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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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25 Dec 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that police closed an illegal sewing factory in the Moscow region where children between 11 and 17 were forced to work. The children were recruited from poor Kyrgyz families with promises of a monthly salary,...
06 Dec 2009
‘BBC’ reports that the European Court of Human Rights is in crisis, having a backlog of 120,000 cases, 28% of which are against Russia, which has blocked a package of reforms the past three years, which would have streamlined court...
23 Nov 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that thousands of women in Russia are subject to violence, including trafficking and domestic abuse, according to a recently published report. There is a lack of shelters for women facing domestic violence and...
27 Aug 2009
‘BBC’ reports that according to a survey 60% of black and African people living in Moscow have been physically assaulted in ratially motivated attacks. Officially there are 10,000 Africans living in the city, but there are much more...
03 Aug 2009
‘IPS’ reports that according to figures of IOM and the Red Cross more and more men are falling victim to people traffickers, forced to work as virtual slaves by gang masters. According to an IOM report men from Belarus and Ukraine...
07 Jun 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that Russia signed up to the European Social Charter on May 20th, leading to a potential introduction to sex education in schools. The article describes the opposition of schools and certain social groups to...
29 May 2009
‘Radio Free Europe’ published a feature article about children of migrant workers or mixed marriages, who have been abandoned in the midst of the economic crisis. One consequence of the mass migration cycle of the past 20 years has been...
29 May 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that on International Child Protection Day, Kremlin supporters campaigned heavily against child abuse. Senior officials with United Russia held a Moscow round-table on measures to prevent child abuse. Duma...

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