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26 Nov 2009
‘Kyiv Post’ reports of the press conference of the Ukrainian human rights ombudsman on November 20th, giving a progress report on the state of the nation’s children. She pointed out child poverty that remains very high and said...
15 Oct 2009
‘Kyiv Post’ reports that three members of parliament are implicated in a child abuse case currently under investigation. The adoptive father of two children is reported to abuse them for the past three years, but others also were...
12 Oct 2009
OSCE reports on its website that it supported a conference on the protection of the rights of trafficked persons and the prosecution of traffickers in Kyiv. The event brings together 150 judges, policymakers, law enforcement practioners and NGOs to...
30 Aug 2009
The OSCE website reports that in the city of Ivano-Frankvisk, social and employment service providers held a series of training sessions for orphaned young adults entering the job market – organised by the OSCE project coordinator in...
28 Jun 2009
OSCE published a press release saying hat a public hearing on Ukraine’s draft law combating human trafficking – drafted with assistance of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator – was held in Kyiv. 70 representatives of central...
29 May 2009
‘Kyiv Post’ reports that the European Commission has allocated EUR 600,000 to fund child trafficking prevention project in Ukraine. The National Mechanisms and Potential Management in Fighting Child Trafficking in Ukraine project lasts...
07 May 2009
‘Transitions Online’ published a commentary about trafficking men and boys – in light of the recent economic crisis. It refers to a “2008 IOM study”:http://tdh-childprotection.org/component/option,com_doclib/task,...
27 Mar 2009
‘Stockholm News’ reveals that a Swedish couple is stuck in Ukraine because Sweden authorities consider their child as Ukrainian and do not want them to bring him back. On the other side, Ukrainian authorities consider the baby as...
02 Mar 2009
The ‘KyivPost’ reports that child pornography is a serious problem in Ukraine and that a significant part of Internet child pornography is originated from the country. The lack of efficient prosecution and the lightness of the sentences...

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