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03 Sep 2019
Friends of Children of Serbia inform all citizens that the website decaimediji has started operating, where they can get informed about the problem of abuse and report media and political abuse of children. This organization draws attention to the...
20 Aug 2019
According to recent estimates, more than 15,000 minors are trafficked into Europe every year as part of a growing phenomenon of football player migration and trafficking, says Ini-Obong Nkang, a doctoral researcher in Sports Law at Nottingham Trent...
12 Aug 2019
In a press release, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, announced the results of a European-wide joint operation against the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation, forced begging, and labour exploitation....
30 Jul 2019
Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, launched a new task force to tackle criminal networks operating in migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings. The newly implemented operational platform is called the Joint...
25 Jul 2019
Save the Children Italy has published a report providing an updated overview of the trafficking and exploitation systems of minors in Italy, with a special focus on sexual exploitation. The 13th edition of the report was published days ahead of the...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
30 Jan 2019
The Protector of Citizens, Zoran Pasalic, in January 2019. addressed the Ministry of Culture of Serbia with the aim of contributing to the realization, protection and promotion of the rights of the child, based on his own initiative and also on...
20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
12 Nov 2018
The Associated Press visited a nationalist camp in west Ukraine run by one of the radical groups. The summer camp gathered teens and children aiming to train them to fight, and spread nationalist ideology as a response to Russia`s actions in the...
13 Aug 2018
International Training for Educators in Prevention and Response to Human Trafficking Challenges was realized in Belgrade from July 27th to July 31st, organized by the Red Cross of Serbia, with the support of the Unitas Foundation. A total of 25...

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