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18 Dec 2009
BBC published its investigations into adult institutions, 20 years after the discovery of appalling conditions in children’s homes. Those children are now adults, many continue to live in institutions. The conditions of some were found to...
11 Dec 2009
‘AFP’ published a feature article about the accomplishment of the Romanian child protection system in the past 20 years. While 200,000 children were living in state institutions in 1989, today there are 70,000 and half of them live...
08 Dec 2009
The article of Times describes the appalling living conditions the young generation of Ceausescu’s time still live in. An estimated 7,000 adolescents and young adults live with HIV/Aids in Romania. They are the survivors from the early...
06 Dec 2009
‘Reuters AlertNet’ reports that 3’000 youth from 25 rural communities pariticipated in information sessions on child rights as they relate to abuse and violence against children. The sessions also involved a number of parents,...
04 Dec 2009
‘The Diplomat Bucharest’ reports about the newly opened refugee center in Timisoara, Romania, where most refugees were resettled from unsafe centers in Iraq. It serves as a ‘decompression zone’ for refugees fleeing...
30 Nov 2009
‘Helsingin Sanomat’ published a news analysis by writer Kimmo Oksanen, about the phenomenon of Romanian beggars in Helsinki streets, after a criminal gang involved in trafficking was caught in Brichis, Romania. He expresses his...
23 Nov 2009
‘Financiarul’ reports of a recently concluded twinning project that aimed at reducing human trafficking at national and regional levels and at creating an integrated system of assistance services. As a result of the project the...
19 Oct 2009
“Financiarul” reports that Brasov welcomed the 6th meeting of the heads of the structures committed to the fight against organised crime in Southeastern Europe. Participants discussed the development of joint projects on human...
25 Sep 2009
‘Adverarul’ reports that the education system in Romania needs major reforms: the school curriculum and labour market demands do not match leaving many young adults out of a job and school abandonment is high.
06 Sep 2009
Sofia Echo reports that Greek authorities arrested two Romanians on suspicion of running a criminal organisation that recruited foreign women and forced them into prostitution. A Romanian woman and an Italian man is still being sought as part of...

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