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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...
18 Apr 2018
The law “On children protection from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation” amending Criminal Code of Ukraine came into force on April 18 on the day of its official publication. This law criminalizes sexual relations between adults and persons who...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
14 Sep 2017
On 3rd September and 4th September, 2017, a seminar on "Prevention of the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth from Residential Services" was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria. Participants were 27 children and young people from the Center for Early...
16 Feb 2017
At a press conference entitled "The Impact of sexual abuse imagery on children online", Save the Children Romania presented a report which shows that, throughout 2016, the reporting line Esc_ABUZ recorded 1,887 complaints regarding illegal online...
08 Dec 2016
'Fox News' reports that the German government is preparing legislation to outlaw child marriage, an accepted practice among the country’s more than 1 million Muslim refugees. The proposed bill is likely to become law because it has the support of...
01 Dec 2016
'Reuters' reports that technology has fueled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the internet as "easy as booking an airfare", campaigners told an anti-slavery conference in London.
22 Nov 2016
'NPR' reports that Turkey has tabled a controversial measure by the ruling party that would have allowed some sexual abusers of children to escape prison time if they married their victims. The bill was sharply criticized by opposition parties and...
18 Oct 2016
Today marks 18 October - European Day Against Human Trafficking. To mark this day, the Office of the National Coordinator against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kosovo, will host the conference of EU Day Against...
09 Oct 2016
'Acumin' reports that the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol produced the report. It provided information to decision-makers on tactical, policy, and strategic issues on the war on cyber crime. It emphasises three areas of crime: payment...

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