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25 May 2020
25th of May is the International Missing Children’s day and awareness raising is always important but especially now in the time of COVID-19, as there is a real concern that missing children are away for longer periods of time and being found...
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...
11 Nov 2019
Julianna is not just one young girl, who was born to a bad place. Julianna is all the girls, who grew up without parental guidance and does not know anything about her health, her body and her rights. Violent people take advantage of Julianna, they...
09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
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...
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...

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