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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...
10 Jan 2020
Child abuse cases sometimes go unreported in Hungary due to lack of attention or in order to avoid conflict. Any physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment qualifies as abuse, and anyone who does not prevent or report it, qualifies as an accessory...
09 Jan 2020
The Home Office and the Microsoft launched a new tool which identifies and blocks child grooming conversations online with the help of artificial intelligence. This tool is part of the government’s work in the UK, to fight against child sexual...
06 Jan 2020
In 2019, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) dealt with more than 132,000 reports containing child sexual abuse material — 26% more than in 2018, and the numbers are rising. There are several reasons for this increase in reports, including better...
17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual...
27 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published their research with young people concerning their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10–18, which means it is not...
26 Nov 2019
Children face violence and abuse everyday; every fourth girl in Jamaica and every fifth girl in Europe has been a victim of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sport is one of the most common areas where violence against and abuse of children takes...
21 Nov 2019
Under the Council of Europe Project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe)” two new reports introduces ways to respond to cybercrime against children and were published during a workshop on OCSEA which took place...
18 Nov 2019
November 18 2019 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This year’s theme is “Empowering children to stop sexual violence”. On this important occassion, the regional project "BRIDGE - Building...
18 Nov 2019
On the European Day for the Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November), a booklet is being published by the Hintalovon Child Rights Foundation, the Fund to End Violence Against Children, and with the...

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