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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...
06 May 2020
These days, while we are all focused on #StayHome, trying to comply with all the recommended measures to end the pandemic as soon as possible, have we considered the most vulnerable groups that don’t feel safe behind closed doors? There are those...
21 Mar 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about sexual violence in Bulgaria, the victims' inability to be heard, and the poor or non-existent sex education in the country. The article notes that in 2019, official statistics from...
30 Jan 2020
Child protection experts recommend reviewing elective home education. It is a national issue concerning parents’ rights to remove their children from school and educate them at home. The recommendation is coming after a serious case reviewed by...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
22 Nov 2019
The Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus created a Child Protection Policy in 2011. It was reviewed and updated in 2014, and again in November 2019. Each and every member and associate of the Province has had to sign the document and agree to...
14 Nov 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into 'dysfunctional families' are the main reasons why more than 7,000 unborn children are placed in the category ‘children in need’. This number has almost tripled in the last eight years. Domestic violence, drugs,...
21 Oct 2019
A declaration on ‘Protecting children in out-of-home care from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ has been adopted in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 18 October by the Lanzarote Committee. The declaration’s main concepts include: ‘Out-of-home care’...
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18  may...
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...

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