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04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
27 Sep 2019
Strict laws on child pornography are in force in Italy. For taking inappropriate photos of her children at just three years and 18 months old, their mother was sentenced to three years in prison. Police have closed with a complaint against the...
17 Sep 2019
Very often when fatal consequences occur in children served by child protection agencies and services, the question arises as to whether they can do something to prevent it, some critics argue that they could seriously risk the lives of children....
31 May 2019
A large number of refugee children have remained in Greece during the past years. Merope Tzoufi, Greece’s Alternate Education Minister, presented the latest data concerning the Education of refugee children in Greece. The minister stated that...
28 May 2019
"The numbers of trafficked children are on the rise." stressed Sarah Di Giglio, Senior Policy Officer on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the IOM.  According to ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) “Albanian and Vietnamese...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
26 Apr 2019
In Serbia, for a long time, one of the main themes is Immunization of children, since in the 2017, the largest epidemic of morbils in the last 25 years has erupted. In the last year in Serbia, the courts issued 119 convictions to parents for failing...
27 Mar 2019
Bearing in mind the current media situation in Serbia, but also in the region, which is reflected in the daily exposure of children to inappropriate content in the media, in violation and abuse of their privacy, but also in the use of children for...
27 Nov 2018
Asylum seekers in Greece are under an increasing threat, due to poor living conditions and the fast approaching winter. The EU member states seems stuck in their discussion over the common EU asylum policy and refugee quotas each member state should...
09 Nov 2018
Independent is reporting about the survey carried out in UK by ABA, the Anti-Bullying Alliance. According to them, bulling is widespread in classrooms, with one child in every classroom being bullied every single day over the six months period. 45%...

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