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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...
21 Jul 2017
According to UPI, the last three years has signified a 600% increase in the number of possible sexual exploitation cases featuring migrants seeking refuge in Italy, through passage of sea travel. Mostly victimized among these migrants, are young...
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...
05 Jul 2017
Tim Verity, a journalist for The Telegraph, tells his heartbreaking story of his experiences and confrontations with sexual abuse that had occurred early within his childhood. The abuse ended at the young impressionable age of eight years old,...
29 Jun 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Rugby Borough Council rendered a positive decision that requires the borough's taxi services to complete training provided by Barnado’s on child grooming, in order to identify red-flags of potential cases of child grooming...
27 Jun 2017
Asia One spotlights a common, but yet disturbing practice that is most common in  Afghanistan. According to a recently published article, the practice of 'Bacha Bazi', which translates to "Boy Play" in English, is a practice which can be identified...
26 May 2017
On May 25, 2017, the National Center for Child Abuse Prevention (NCCAP) from Moldova launched the National Campaign "Teenage Years in Safety". The Campaign is addressing the young generation aged 12+ and is going to offer the necessary tools for...
07 May 2017
"The Globe and Mail" had published a story that had highlighted the harsh realities of some West African women and teenagers migrating to Italy. It is indicated that somewhere in the northwest of the Sicilian capital, Palermo, dozens of West African...
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...

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