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09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...

Social play "Body of Child". Chisinau, 11 July 2017. (OSCE/Liubomir Turcanu)

20 Jul 2017
On July 11 and 12, the premiers of the “Body of a Child”, a play produced by The COLISEUM Art Center to raise the awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation, were held at “Gheorghe Asachi” High School in Chisinau. More than...
13 Jun 2016
Thenews.com reports that it is a well-known fact that online sexual violence against children easily crosses national borders. The specific nature of the abuse is varied: it could be a picture or a movie, ‘live streaming’, or it could be sexual...
20 Mar 2016
UN agencies UNICEF and UNFPA, in an effort to raise awareness over the plight of child marriages, have released a video that depicts the ordeal of a young girl getting married. The video, which is produced to resemble a wedding video, shows the...
08 Mar 2016
The UN has launched a new initiative aimed at ending child marriages around the world by the year 2030. Accorfding to the UN, child marriages violate the rights and potential of millions of girls and women. Girls who are married while still children...
05 Nov 2015
It is reported by The Telegraph that, due to the activities on the internet, children from good homes are at the same risk of sexual abuse as children who are from less fortunate homes. A study done by Barnardo’s and the Marie Collins Foundation...

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