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09 Sep 2019
The Projekt Maramures 're-education' camp is claimed to force German teens as slaves instead of the promised re-education and used a huge amount of state money. The project's managers deny the claims of abuse and exploitation. Five individuals were...
28 Aug 2019
Child predators have taken on an increasing online presence, and as a result, law enforcement officials and child rights professionals are becoming more involved in preventing and dealing with crimes against children. According to Lynn Davis, chief...
12 Aug 2019
In a press release, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, announced the results of a European-wide joint operation against the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation, forced begging, and labour exploitation....
25 Jul 2019
According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1 in 3 students aged 18–19 in Norway said they have experienced some type of a physical, sexual offence. In 75% of these cases, the offender was a person known to the victim. Despite the prevalence...
18 Jul 2019
In 2015, Barnevernet, a Norwegian family and child welfare services authority, removed five children from their parents due to physical abuse. Later it was reported that Norwegian authorities disapproved of the practices used for the upbringing of...
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...
25 Jun 2019
In Hungary, there is a law banning corporal punishment since 2005, but 2/3rd of parents think it is okay to hit their child. Surprisingly, 50% of children think it's okay to be hit by their parents.  It is well known that violence in childhood...
19 Jun 2019
According to the report of the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE) in 2018, 224,000 of the reported contents were illegal. According to the organization and its affiliated hotlines, the number of notifications is steadily...
13 Jun 2019
Montenegro is dedicated to ending violence against children and implementation of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent and end violence as well as preventing re-victimization of children victims and/or witnesses of violence. Within the Global...
13 Jun 2019
Anna Sára Kovács, a child rights expert at Unicef ​​Hungary, lists shocking data at the Liver Disease Foundation's conference “The impact of negative childhood experiences on the development of addiction and the possibilities of prevention”....

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