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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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14 Jun 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria issued a reminder that 12 June was World Day Against Child Labor. Today, 152 million children work, and 72 million of which carry out dangerous labor. This means that almost one out of ten children in the...
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)...
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...
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...
01 Aug 2016
The Tablet reports that economic hardship experienced by Syrian refugee families living in neighbouring countries is forcing children into arranged marriage and child labour, a report by Caritas Europe has found.
26 Jul 2016
Thomas Reuters Foundation reports on conditions in Turkey for Syrian refugees. It is not uncommon for children as young as 10 to be working in factories producing cheap goods for the Western fashion retail market. Meanwhile, of course, these...
30 May 2016
Thomson Reuters reports that a new international treaty is needed to compel businesses to stamp out abuses such as child labour and modern-day slavery in their supply chains, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday at the start of a global labour...
08 Mar 2016
The UN has launched a new initiative aimed at ending child marriages around the world by the year 2030. Accorfding to the UN, child marriages violate the rights and potential of millions of girls and women. Girls who are married while still children...
15 Jan 2016
The Telegraph UK reports that in UK urban gangs are recruiting children aged under nine to take part in crime, with some youngsters lured outside schools with the promise of new trainers and tracksuits, an official report has warned. Senior members...
07 Jun 2015
'Independent catholic news' (ICN) report on Pope Francis’s speech on the World Day against Child Labor on last Sunday. The pope encouraged the international community to observe and promote children’s rights and fight child exploitation as cheap...

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