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25 Jun 2018
The director of the National Center for Public Health and Analysis, Hristo Hinkov, reported that the level of child mortality in Bulgaria is two times higher than the average for all countries in the European Union, according to the National Network...
03 Feb 2018
Violence against children is unacceptable wherever it happens! It is absolutely unacceptable when it comes to a place where children and young people live in public care and whose primary task is to provide protection and security! The infamous...
EMMAUS, promocija 14.11.2017
15 Nov 2017
Sarajevo, 14th November, 2017, the Association International Forum of Solidarity - EMMAUS (IFS-EMMAUS) held a public promotion and presentation of activities within the project "Development of Child Friendly Guidelines for the Prevention of Violence...
Every Child Needs a Family - UNICEF BiH conference and campaign
06 Oct 2017
The conference "Every child needs a family" was held in Sarajevo on October 3, organized by the BiH Parliament Human Rights Committee, with the support of UNICEF BiH and the European Union, it brought together representatives of relevant ministries...
Social Service Workforce
25 Sep 2017
This week is Social Service Workforce week, 25-29 September. A time to highlight and celebrate the frontline work done by these paid and unpaid govermental and NGO workers who ensure the healthy development and well-being of children and families...
13 Sep 2017
Strasbourg, 12.09.2017 - The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, release a paper on tackling school segregation through inclusive education. The paper first provides an overview of school segregation in Council of Europe...

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...
Let's ginga togheter project started in Banja Luka
18 Jul 2017
Blue phone in cooperation with the sports association "Capoeira Banjaluka" will commence the implementation of 16 combined workshops of Capoeira and non-violent communications for children and young people under 18 years old, beginning on July 18,...
12 Jul 2017
A recent study published on 12 July 2017 by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics suggests that a family’s income affects directly a child’s life prospects. The findings suggest that family income...
A review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children
31 May 2017
For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done and this report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes towards ending violence against children. The...

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