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30 godina Konvencije o pravima djeteta
15 Nov 2019
On the occasion of the International Children's Rights Day-November 20 and the 30th birthday of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the group of international child protection organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, composed of Hope and...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
08 Mar 2019
The KidsRights Foundation awards the International Children's Peace Prize every year and is receiving nominations for this year's event. Participants can be boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 from all over the world, with the main...
15 Jan 2019
The National Network for Children in Bulgaria condemned the statements of the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Evgeni Stoyanov during a morning talk show on the TV channel bTV. Mr. Stoyanov had insinuated that children detained by the law may be...
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...
20 Aug 2018
The Bulgarian ombudsman Maya Manolova commented that in 2021 a new state body will replace the Agency for Social Assistance, the National Network for Children shared. Manolova mentioned this prospect during a meeting with representatives of disabled...
EU Guidelines for the Promotion and protection of the Rights of the Child (2017)
24 Mar 2017
The EU has recently adopted new EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child. What are the EU Guidelines? The Guidelines provide specific guidance on how the new policy framework (SDGs, EU’s Global Strategy) should be...
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...

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