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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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07 Oct 2019
Twenty-five percent of teens surveyed have already witnessed their peers making and sharing sexually explicit content about others, according to an international study. Orsolya Táler, CEO of the Blue Line Children’s Crisis Foundation, groups online...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
20 Sep 2019
In Hungary, each week a woman dies by the hand of her partner or ex-partner. Statistics on Parlament.hu shows that: it is eight times higher the risk that a woman to be killed by her partner, than a stranger, every fifth woman lived in an abusive...
19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
06 Sep 2019
Self-harm, just like suicide is currently a taboo, but it often occurs during teenage years, so it is important to talk about it.  But what is self-harming? Cutting, harming the body with a sharp object, like knife, blade, broken glass, without the...
30 Aug 2019
The Hintalovon Children’s Rights Foundation was contacted by a parent asking for help to clarify which legal regulation applies to situations when a grandparent shares pictures of a child on social media without the parents’ permission (but with the...
29 Jun 2019
The Völgyzugoly Foundation for differently-abled children has been operating since 2016 in Budapest’s 17th district. This year it received a Goodwill Award as a volunteer community doing social work. The foundation was created by parents who have...
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”....
15 Aug 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports that along Europe’s longest border fence, a summer encampment of migrants is attempting to wait its way into Hungary. As thousands of migrants roam the Balkans, taking advantage of the warm season in search of a route...
21 Jul 2016
The UNHCR reports that living conditions at the makeshift camp next Röszke are dire. Some 700 people share one cold water tap and ten mobile toilets which are cleaned every two or three days. People hang donated blankets from tree branches to...

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