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06 Oct 2017
The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings launched the "Read between the Lines" Campaign, aimed at people of all ages in Bulgaria. The campaign organized with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Swiss Program...

Social play "Body of Child". Chisinau, 11 July 2017. (OSCE/Liubomir Turcanu)

20 Jul 2017
On July 11 and 12, the premiers of the “Body of a Child”, a play produced by The COLISEUM Art Center to raise the awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation, were held at “Gheorghe Asachi” High School in Chisinau. More than...
12 Jul 2017
“The OSCE Mission to Moldova is supporting the production of a social theatre play that aims to raise awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation. The opening performances of the play, produced by the Art Centre Coliseum,...
13 Mar 2017
In this article, "Island Echo" reports that "The Isle of Wight Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) is joining the fight against child sexual exploitation and will be hosting an awareness event in St Thomas’s Square, Newport on Saturday, 18th...
26 Sep 2016
Mensxp.com reports that sex slavery is very real today, even though International Law says it’s illegal in every country of the world. In fact it is so real, that according to the Global Slavery Index, “45.8 million people are in some form of modern...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...
07 Aug 2016
The Guardian reports that the resignation of Lowell Goddard as chair of the official inquiry into historical child sex abuse is an opportunity to now focus on the really critical issue. For the inquiry to be credible the whole purpose must be to...
27 Jul 2016
The Huffington Post reports that new initiatives are underway to make NHS staff in the UK better placed to identify children at risk from sexual abuse and exploitation. A new e-learning course 'Seen and Heard' is now freely available to everybody,...
13 Jun 2016
Thenews.com reports that it is a well-known fact that online sexual violence against children easily crosses national borders. The specific nature of the abuse is varied: it could be a picture or a movie, ‘live streaming’, or it could be sexual...
13 Jun 2016
The christiantoday.com reports that life is a "living hell" for children in French refugee camps, and they may have been spared if the UK's Home Office had acted faster to process their move to the UK, Unicef has warned. Hundreds of children, many...

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