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27 Dec 2019
My Voice is a six-week programme in schools and colleges that deals with the exploitation of young people. My Voice supports teenagers aged 11–19 who may experience social exclusion, youth offending, going missing from home, self-esteem problems,...
26 Nov 2019
Since 1991, 25 November has been the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. More than 100 people in Budapest took part in a march to demand the Hungarian government take domestic violence seriously and ratify the Istanbul...
26 Nov 2019
What can I do when I experience abuse? Dr Szilvia Gyurkó has gathered this information in one place and adds that the system is not flawless, there may be obstacles at every point, so it is better to ask for help from multiple channels. If the...
25 Nov 2019
The Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) declared their committment to combating violence against women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women EMMI. A new Hungarian Penal Code came into force in 2013 which protects...
25 Nov 2019
Since 2013, Hungary has had strict punishments in place for domestic violence; in more severe cases, abusers can receive up to five years in prison. In the past, Hungary has seen some dreadfully sad incidents, including in the town of Szeged, where...
14 Nov 2019
Neglect, abuse and being born into 'dysfunctional families' are the main reasons why more than 7,000 unborn children are placed in the category ‘children in need’. This number has almost tripled in the last eight years. Domestic violence, drugs,...
05 Nov 2019
Local Government Association (LGA), which represents English Councils, claims that based on surveys, the 53% rise in child protection cases is caused mainly by domestic violence, conflicts, drugs, and alcohol. Substance misuse caused 80% of...
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...
20 Sep 2019
In Hungary, each week a woman dies by the hand of her partner or ex-partner. Statistics on Parlament.hu shows that: it is eight times higher the risk that a woman to be killed by her partner, than a stranger, every fifth woman lived in an abusive...
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...

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