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26 May 2020
FIFA together with 170 teams all over the world have joined the initiative which aims to find missing children and young people. As the most popular sport in the world, FIFA and the football community aims to use social media channels to distribute...
21 May 2020
On May 18, Europol’s executive director Catherine De Bolle called the attention of Members of European Parliament to the issue of child sexual online abuse due to the increased use of online applications because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Criminals...
11 May 2020
Good news; the Armenian National Assembly has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Daniel Holtgen, Spokesperson of the Council of Europe (CoE), congratulated Armenia,...
06 May 2020
Lockdowns, travel restrictions, resource cutbacks and other measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus are putting victims of human trafficking at risk of further exploitation, while organized crime networks could further profit from the...
17 Apr 2020
COVID-19 has now spread to virtually every country in the world and has a devastating impact on people, economies, health systems, and communities. While most people's lives are put on hold, criminals are finding ways to take advantage of the...
10 Apr 2020
Since 2011, in more than 130 countries around the world, 12th of April is marked as International Day for Street Children. As an organization that offers support to street children for 16 years, through its services and programmes, on each 12th of...
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...
07 Apr 2020
While most people are trying to solve the problems COVID-19 has caused all over the world, criminals are taking advantage of the situation by putting children at increased risk of sexual abuse and exploitation.  During the COVID-19 outbreak, an...
03 Apr 2020
The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) report highlights the identification of child victims of trafficking and the assistance measures which are provided to them as the two biggest gaps in the implementation of ...
25 Mar 2020
According to the report of The European Committee of Social Rights Albania doesn’t meet the provisions of the European Social Charter. In spite of the fact that Albania also ratified the Charter there are some articles of it (16, 17, 27 and 31)...

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