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27 Dec 2018
One of the best news for December in Bulgaria is that the Parliament finally adopted the new Disability Act after years of protests by mothers of disabled children. Following the adoption of the new law, people with disabilities will receive more...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
14 Nov 2018
The #StatelessKids campaign lead by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) aims to end childhood statelessness in Europe and currently involves 130 members in as many as 40 countries. The issue of stateless children in Albania has been...
07 Nov 2018
"Children undergoing legal procedures are particularly vulnerable," said Valeri Yordanov, Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria, at a conference on "Professionalization of Social and Educational Interventions in the...
01 Nov 2018
The first meeting of the working group for early development of children, a special body of the Children's Rights Council of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, was held on 15.10.2018. in Belgrade. The working group was formed by the decision...
15 Oct 2018
Government of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the European Commission, organized the fourth seminar “Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia” in October 2017. The seminar is a biennial meeting, first organized in 2011,...
27 Sep 2018
  According to a study undertaken by TLAS “There are at least 1000 persons in Albania in risk of lack of citizenship with 97% of which being children”, facing the consequences of denied access in services therefore violated rights. To address this...
31 Aug 2018
  On August 18, 2018, was amended  the Law no. 47/2018 - For some additions and amendments to law no. 9669, dated 18.12.2006, "On Measures Against Violence in Family Relations", which was published in Official Gazette No. 115 on 3 August 2018....
22 Aug 2018
Play is essential for child`s healthy development. However, child`s right to play has been treated more like a luxury than a right. In UK numerous playgrounds are being shut-down, more and more schools reduce playtime to include more lessons, newly...
26 Jun 2018
National Network for Children (Bulgaria) shared recommendations from the State Agency for Child Protection for parents wishing to establish themselves in a foreign country or who are in the process of establishing themselves. The article emphasizes...

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