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04 Feb 2020
On 18th December 2019, the UN General Assembly Third Comittee formally adopted a Resolution on the Rights of the Child, which focuses on the rights of children without parental care. This is a landmark moment in the progress within the field of...
04 Feb 2020
Around two-thirds of all child sexual abuse is committed by a family member. A new report shows that sexually abused children and their cases are hidden from view because of a lack of knowledge and support from local authorities, agencies and even...
31 Jan 2020
The article focuses on the most significant changes Brexit brings with itself that affect children and young people. The UK officially left the EU on January 31, and with that an 11-month transition period started. Some of the raised issues: The...
23 Jan 2020
On 21 January, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova chaired the first meeting of the National Council for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (CNPDC). Attending the event were Health, Labour and Social Protection Minister Viorica...
21 Jan 2020
The reduction of violence against children, which is one of the most serious problems in the world according to the WHO, is a main priority in Austria's human rights policy. The country has very strict rules about maltreatment.  The city of Graz has...
14 Jan 2020
Although there are at least 55 million children in Europe who experience some kind of violence each year, according to WHO incidents of interpersonal violence are widely unreported. According to the estimations, 9.6% of children under the age of 18...
17 Dec 2019
With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the EU agreed that the promotion of children’s rights is one of its core objectives. In reality, most of what the EU does ignores children. Even in policy areas directly relevant to children, such as...
12 Dec 2019
There is an unacceptable lack of data on children without or at risk of losing parental care in Europe today. The data that is available is typically not disaggregated, for example by age, gender, or disability. Where data is available, monitoring...
25 Nov 2019
The Bács-Kiskun County Child Protection Organizations held a professional conference on the effective operation of the signalling system and child-friendly justice on the International Day for Children’s Rights and the Prevention of Violence against...
19 Nov 2019
Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, shared some details about the new child protection strategy in Hungary, which mainly focuses on the dangers of the digital environment. The minister was invited to a round...

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