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09 Apr 2020
According to a report released by Human Rights Watch, the COVID-19 crisis will have a long-term negative impact on children, though they are much less threatened by the virus than other age groups. Due to the virus, around 1.5 billion children...
11 Feb 2020
On Safer Internet Day (11 February), Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó wrote six key points on the subject of child pornography. Child pornography is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world It is estimated that more than 480,000 items of child pornography...
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...
28 Jan 2020
The first annual report of the Lighthouse project, which is a multi-agency service, providing support service for young victims of sexual abuse, reveals that a total of 363 referrals were made in the first year of operation. It is a 206.6% increase...
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...
15 Jan 2019
The report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) continues to make news and launched reactions from all over the world! In their recently published study, United Kingdom shows the most effective tackling on child sexual abuse followed...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
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...

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