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06 Nov 2009
‘Children and Young People’ report that a survey of 100 children living on the streets found that more than two-third experienced violence and mental health issues. All of them reported using drugs and alcohol. According to the...
05 Nov 2009
‘Focus Information Agency’ reports that Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg visited Bulgaria to assess the protection of minorities and disadvantaged children. He visited a Roma settlement, an institution for children with mental...
05 Nov 2009
‘Slovak Spectator’ reports of a recent study commissioned by the Open Society Foundation that explores the cost of non-inclusion of Roma in Slovak society. According to the report social allowances, unemployment and GDP growth (or lack...
05 Nov 2009
“The Local” reports that the Swedish government decided to enlarge the number of countries from which unsuccessful asylum seekers can claim funds to return voluntarily to their homelands. The purpose is to reduce the number of cases...
05 Nov 2009
‘The Independent’ reports that new figures have been published according to which more than *1300 children were detained in the UK at three immigration removal centers in a 15-month period.
31 Oct 2009
‘Designtaxi’ reports that the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi l**aunched a new European campaign for IOM coinciding with the EU anti-trafficking day. The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness about the human...
31 Oct 2009
UNICEF, preparing for the 20th anniversary of the CRC is publishing a series of stories about the agreement. The first one is by Gordana Djurovic, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, the newest member of UNICEF. She writes about the progress...
31 Oct 2009
“The Local” reports that the Swedish government will propose to Parliament to make the viewing of child pornography also illegal. Currently only the possession of such materials is illegal. The second part of the proposal will...
31 Oct 2009
The ‘Independent’ reports on the new publication of the NGO “The Children Society” which suggests that trafficked children who manage to escape from their exploiters in the UK are often ignored by child protection...
31 Oct 2009
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that Kosovar President called Monday a day of mourning for the victims of a boat that capsized on the river Tisza with at least eight Kosovar Albanians – including children -, as they were trying to...

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