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20 Aug 2019
According to recent estimates, more than 15,000 minors are trafficked every year into Europe as part of the growing phenomenon of football players migration and trafficking, says Ini-Obong Nkang, a doctoral researcher in Sports Law at the Nottingham...
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...
21 Jul 2019
Every 6-7th girl and every 10th boy are subject to some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Inconceivable numbers and facts. Just as 90 percent of sexual abuse is done by close acquaintances, two thirds by family members. At a conference on...
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...
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...
05 Jun 2019
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published the second evaluation report on Finland. The report highlighted the progress been made in different areas, such as developing the...
26 Apr 2019
Vulnerable young people are a high-risk group for becoming human trafficking victims. The latest results from the survey conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) “Awareness of Human Trafficking Risks Among Vulnerable Children...
04 Apr 2019
April 2-4 2019 a training was held in Budapest for child protection professionals coming from Eastern Hungary on forensic interviews conducted in the Barnahus. Dr. Gyorgyne Lazary, director of the Barnahus National Knowledge Center of Hungary and...

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