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05 Dec 2019
The National Children's Network (NCN) reported that 3 December was International Day of People with Disabilities. The event featured the exhibition ‘We Can Also!’, organized by the Parents in Action civic formation, which emphasizes the right of...
04 Dec 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik. The Ministry called the findings tendentious, unrepresentative,...
26 Nov 2019
Balkan Insight reported on Disability Rights International's (DRI) critique of the lack of significant change in the ways in which children with disabilities are cared for, despite the recent move towards deinstitutionalisation. According to DRI,...
18 Nov 2019
The Bulgarian National Radio shared their interview with Radostina Antonova from the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children at NBU, discussing the process of deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria, the foundation of family-type homes for...
18 Nov 2019
More than 250 experts from universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the US discussed childcare reform at the International Conference on ‘Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in...
16 Nov 2019
Bulgaria ON AIR shared a video interview with Evgeniya Toneva from the Center for the Alternative Care for Children at NBU. In the interview, Evgeniya Toneva notes that there are only 21 social care homes in Bulgaria that still need to be...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of school....

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