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08 Jun 2020
In Hungary, June is about cyberbullying due to a new campaign, and the timing is very topical. Experts say quarantine over the epidemic is causing an increase in online abuse. According to UNICEF data, in Hungary 88% of children aged 10-18 are...
08 May 2020
In an article by Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, a child right specialist, she gives some tools for parents to protect their children more effectively from paedophiles. As these are usually skilful manipulators, you cannot see from the outside what they are...
24 Mar 2020
In an article published by the magazine Humen Online, Tristan Taranyi, a seventeen-year-old transgender teenager talks about how it is to live in Hungary today as a high school student and being different from the average.  During the interview, she...
04 Mar 2020
On February 13, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published its report on the situation of children’s rights in Hungary between the period of 2014 and 2019. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee organised a discussion with children’s rights...
13 Feb 2020
It is a natural process for children to become interested in their bodies and sex, but they rarely turn to their parents with their questions. Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó launched the Yelon online sex education program of the Hintalovon Children’s Rights...
11 Feb 2020
On Safer Internet Day (11 February), Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó wrote six key points on the subject of child pornography. Child pornography is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world It is estimated that more than 480,000 items of child pornography...
28 Jan 2020
In Hungary, five thousand children are placed in state care every year. In the SOS Children’s Villages campaign, young adults who have grown up in the system are sending messages to children living in children’s homes. These video messages contain...
26 Nov 2019
Since 1991, 25 November has been the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. More than 100 people in Budapest took part in a march to demand the Hungarian government take domestic violence seriously and ratify the Istanbul...
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...

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