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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...
13 Jun 2019
Montenegro is dedicated to ending violence against children and implementation of a multidisciplinary approach to prevent and end violence as well as preventing re-victimization of children victims and/or witnesses of violence. Within the Global...
04 Apr 2019
April 2-4 2019 a training was held in Budapest for child protection professionals coming from Eastern Hungary on forensic interviews conducted in the Barnahus. Dr. Gyorgyne Lazary, director of the Barnahus National Knowledge Center of Hungary and...
28 Feb 2019
On 29 January, a thirteen-year-old girl from Kavaja reported to police that she had been sexual abused by several underage boys for weeks. This case raised a number of social and institutional issues in Albania. In terms of the child protection...
25 Feb 2019
After a series of scandals that became public, revealing the details of sexual abuse of children and cover-ups within the Church, a four-day summit of the Catholic Church on child sexual abuse concluded with promises to bring new laws and concrete...
28 Jan 2019
The first Steering Committee meeting of the ‘Protect children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ project was organised by the Council of Europe in Chisinau, on 23 January 23. The meeting provided an opportunity for partners to discuss and...
20 Jan 2019
As a response to the Larry Nassar scandal which shocked US last year resulted in a series of articles, this one in particular discussing how to talk to children about sexual abuse. Author talked to experts about this and here is what they recommend...

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