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13 Oct 2014
‘The Independent’ reports about a successful Norwegian campaign that has created a blog that looks as if written by a 12-year-old girl, preparing to get married to a 27-year-old guy. “We really wanted to bring home the issue and by...
08 Oct 2014
‘Romania Insider’ explains a UNICEF report that found violence against children is a widespread and increasing phenomenon in Romania. Over 12,000 cases have been reported with the research concluding that 54% of Romanian parents raise...
08 Oct 2014
‘New Statesman’ reports from the Sicilian town of Augusta on the 5,000 unaccompanied children that have arrived since April 2014 due to war and poverty in North Africa. They note that most children come without money, processions and ID...
08 Oct 2014
‘BBC’ reports on a report by Middlesbrough councils community safety and leisure scrutiny panel. The panel claims that children as young as 11 are being targeted for sexual exploitation in what was described as a “growth industry...
08 Oct 2014
‘Southeast European Times’ reports on the prevalent problem of human trafficking, particularly child trafficking for prostitution and forced marriage. The article quotes NGO members of the ‘Balkans Act Now’ project, which...
08 Oct 2014
‘The Guardian’ reports on the increase in allegations of ritual child abuse related to beliefs in witchcraft. The Guardian continues that police have found children being dunked in water as well as an instance of a child being swung...
01 Oct 2014
Reuters reiterates a report from Anti-Slavery International on the growing number of adults and children trafficked into criminality in Europe; with a wide variety of crimes including cannabis cultivation, illegal adoption, fraud and sham marriages...
01 Oct 2014
‘The Guardian’ reports on the background to a controversial documentary to be aired on Channel Four in the UK. The documentary will follow the infamous Stinson Hunter who acts as an online vigilante to catch pedophiles. Hunter and his...
01 Oct 2014
‘Eurochild’ reports that during an event at European Parliament four political groups have agreed to propose an Integroup on children’s rights and well-being. “We, parliamentarians have the responsibility to ensure that children...
01 Oct 2014
‘BBC News’ reports on the rise of human trafficking victims in the UK to more than 2,700, which is largely the result of better reporting and an increase in child victims of sexual exploitation gangs, as discovered by the National Crime...

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