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18 Nov 2019
More than 250 experts from universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the US discussed childcare reform at the International Conference on ‘Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
25 Nov 2018
The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children at the New Bulgarian University invited non-governmental organizations active in community development, representatives of the government, local government officials, the school community and...
20 Sep 2018
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that during a press conference at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy there was a report of progress in the preparation of a new social services law. Bisser Petkov, Minister of Labor and Social...
05 Jul 2018
In Bulgaria, the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group of the National Council for Child Protection was held. This was reported by the For Our Children Foundation. During the meeting, proposals were discussed on the way the group...
27 Mar 2018
The National Network for Children announced that at the international conference "A Safe Future for Women - A Safe Future for All", the justice ministry has suggested that there should be punishments for mental abuse. "A new approach to offenses of...
17 Dec 2017
National Network for Children reported on a meeting between the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and representatives of NGOs, on which the two sides agreed that no "new regime of access to schools for representatives of non-governmental...

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