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15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
05 Oct 2019
Every two years, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) publishes World Perspectives on Child Abuse, a collection of data and information on child maltreatment policies, laws, and programs around the world....
29 Sep 2019
Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Sviatoslav Shevchuk released his pastoral letter on the 28th of October and asks the victims of violence not to hide anymore, while they have the right to get justice. He emphasizes in his...
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and professionals within...
10 Aug 2019
Soccer chief Gordon Taylor was told of horrific child abuse 20 years ago by a victim of football scout Eddie Heath, but wrote back telling him to ‘seek counselling’. Non-recent child abuse, sometimes called historical abuse, is when an adult was...
06 Aug 2019
A report by Charles Geekie QC said chief scout Eddie Heath had groomed and attacked boys, aged 10 to 17, in the 1970s and it alleges that Chelesea officials must have "turned a blind eye to what they saw". Chelsea have now apologised “unreservedly”...
25 Jul 2019
According to a survey carried out in 2016, nearly 1 in 3 students aged 18–19 in Norway said they have experienced some type of a physical, sexual offence. In 75% of these cases, the offender was a person known to the victim. Despite the prevalence...
21 Jul 2019
Every 6-7th girl and every 10th boy are subject to some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Inconceivable numbers and facts. Just as 90 percent of sexual abuse is done by close acquaintances, two thirds by family members. At a conference on...
10 Jul 2019
Terre des hommes Moldova organized a meeting on the topic of sexual violence on 4 July with resource persons, NGO representatives from the field of children and victims of violence, local authorities, and mass media. The event was organized within...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...

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