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09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
08 Jun 2018
The Children's Advocacy and Support Center of the "Animus Association" Foundation provides services to children who are victims of violence and their families. The centre now has a Blue Room for questioning and hearing of children since May 2018....
20 Jul 2017
Rooted deeply within Afghanistan's history, is the traditional practice of "Bacha Bazi", which is constituted of sexual acts performed by older males on young adults and adolescent youth, strictly of the male gender. Most recently, the Afghan...
23 May 2016
Fatjona Mejdini reports for the Balkan Insight news platform about the recently launched petition in Albania demanding changes to the criminal code to toughen punishments for those found guilty of abusing orphaned children.  According to the article...
20 Apr 2016
Georgia Today reports on the concerns of the UN Special Envoy regarding children's rights in Georgia. The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography called on the Georgian government to work more towards...

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