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19 Dec 2013
‘Oregon Public Broadcasting’ reports of a recent project in Romania, that reunites at-risk and abandoned Romanian children with their biological families. The project is a joint effort between the county and SERA Romania, a...
19 Dec 2013
‘The Telegraph’ reports that the European Union has condemned Italy for its treatment of refugees after video footage emerged of naked asylum seekers being hosed down with disinfectant in freezing conditions on the island of Lampedusa....
19 Dec 2013
‘Christian Science Monitor’ reports about the difficulty Bulgaria and Hungary are facing trying to cope with the increased number of asylum seekers, including from Syria. The United Nations sent out a $6.5 billion appeal to help Syrian...
17 Dec 2013
‘BBC’ reports about the planned ‘Modern Salvery Bill’ to be introduced in Parliament. The Bill plans to bring all types of enslavement under the same bill, including trafficking in prostitution, under the Nationality,...
16 Dec 2013
‘eTurbo News’ published an open letter of ECPAT UK and the Walk Free Team apropo the upcoming Modern Slavery Bill to be introduced in UK Parliament. The two NGOs are calling on readers to sign a petition to Home Secretary to help end...
16 Dec 2013
‘The Independent’ reports that according to records obtained by the Press Association, more than 2000 incidents were reported between January 2010 and September 2013 of children who were excluded from school due to sexual misconduct...
16 Dec 2013
‘Day News’ reports that Goran Bregoic, internationally known musician has embarked on a new mission helping Roma children with musical gift to attain music education in Bosnia. He has founded Gorica Foundation after the suburban...
16 Dec 2013
‘Irish Independent’ reports about a conference on children’s EU rights where professionals discussed the increasing phenomenon of cyber bullying. Data protection Commissioner Bill Hawkes pointed out that the new European law on...
16 Dec 2013
‘B92’ reports that Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Muiznieks sent a letter to the Serbian Prime Minister that the country needs to strengthen its asylum system and reception capacities to cope with the ever increasing...
16 Dec 2013
The Guardian reports, studies have found that reading for pleasure is more important to a child's educational achievement than their family's wealth or social class. But how to inspire children to ditch the tech (e-readers excepted) and get into...

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