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25 Jun 2019
In Hungary, there is a law banning corporal punishment since 2005, but 2/3rd of parents think it is okay to hit their child. Surprisingly, 50% of children think it's okay to be hit by their parents.  It is well known that violence in childhood...
16 Jun 2019
The Hungarian language Romanian online portal quotes Andrea Csép MEP: "Building a network of safe houses is a huge step in getting the victims of domestic violence to get help and reach self-sufficiency in difficult times," and added that it would...
26 Feb 2019
Exposure to domestic violence, as victims or witnesses makes children more vulnerable and can create problems for them in the adulthood. According to the famous psychiatrist and researcher Daniel Siegel “the mind develops as the brain responds to...
06 Feb 2019
The BBC Two documentary following children and families affected by domestic abuse aired on February 6th. In the documentary four children witnesses and victims of domestic abuse talk on camera about their experiences and the impact this has had on...
02 Jan 2019
Ireland has changed the original legal definition of domestic abuse and expanded it to include emotional and psychological abuse. According to The Hill “the act defines “coercive control” as a type of manipulation in intimidating relationships that...
04 Dec 2018
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will take part in the panel hosted today at the European Parliament on the topic of ‘Witnessed Domestic Violence: An EU roadmap to protect children from all forms of domestic violence’.  FRA will...
27 Nov 2018
Scotland police recorded higher number of domestic abuse incidents in the year 2017-2018, compared to the same period a year before. However, the type of incidents remains similar to the past periods – in the vast majority of cases victims are...
28 Sep 2018
Cafe del Montenegro reports that a new support service, a shelter for children victims of family violence will be opened by the end of October 2018 at the Children's Home "Mladost" in Bijela, in the municipality of Herceg Novi. The shelter for...
18 Sep 2018
Why do some children leave school, what are marital obligations, what is your future occupation and why should we say STOP to child marriages – are some of the questions we asked children of higher grades in four primary schools in Serbia (Primary...
31 Aug 2018
  On August 18, 2018, was amended  the Law no. 47/2018 - For some additions and amendments to law no. 9669, dated 18.12.2006, "On Measures Against Violence in Family Relations", which was published in Official Gazette No. 115 on 3 August 2018....

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