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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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16 Jun 2020
In Sarajevo, in the week from June 8 to June 11, organized by the Faculty of Criminology, Criminology and Security Studies, Save the Children, UNICEF and the International Solidarity Forum - EMMAUS, as part of the EVAC (end violence against the...
07 Apr 2020
While most people are trying to solve the problems COVID-19 has caused all over the world, criminals are taking advantage of the situation by putting children at increased risk of sexual abuse and exploitation.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, an...
09 Feb 2020
Pershi Lastivky [Early Swallows] is a hit television drama series in Ukraine. It focuses on the lives of secondary school students and their struggles with bullying, cyberbullying, suicide, and other problems which have never been publicly addressed...
12 Jul 2017
“The OSCE Mission to Moldova is supporting the production of a social theatre play that aims to raise awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation. The opening performances of the play, produced by the Art Centre Coliseum,...
26 May 2017
The Guardian, in this article illustrates some of the graphic disturbances professionals of child protection services witness everyday. The article looks at Finnish advisor to Save the Children, Laura Keisanen. Keisanen's work ranges from educating...
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.
26 Sep 2016
Mensxp.com reports that sex slavery is very real today, even though International Law says it’s illegal in every country of the world. In fact it is so real, that according to the Global Slavery Index, “45.8 million people are in some form of modern...
23 Sep 2016
The Telegraph reports that many online sex crimes against children, including rape, are not recorded by Scottish police. The report found that although social media sites are one of the key vehicles used by sex criminals to groom children, with 11.4...
08 Sep 2016
The Guardian reports on new research, revealing the “complex entrapment” strategies used by sexual predators which can take just minutes to persuade a child to meet. The UK-based research team found that contrary to common misconceptions, groomers...
24 Aug 2016
The Straits Times reports Europol's Tuesday (Aug 23) statement that police have swooped in 28 European countries and arrested 75 suspects for sharing child sex images on the internet while investigating 207 cases across the continent. "Operation...

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