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06 May 2020
These days, while we are all focused on #StayHome, trying to comply with all the recommended measures to end the pandemic as soon as possible, have we considered the most vulnerable groups that don’t feel safe behind closed doors? There are those...
27 Apr 2020
The current lockdown conditions provide the perfect environment for online child abuse. As families are forced to stay at home, parents need to balance their work with homeschooling and taking care of their children. Because of this, more children...
24 Apr 2020
As a result of the lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, more children have been exposed to violence in their homes. In Spain, 475 violent cases have been registered since Covid-19 appeared. In Italy, the situation has also worsened; 92...
17 Apr 2020
Youth services are doing everything they can to help young people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are especially focused on alleviating some of the impact on young people’s mental health: isolation, separation from safe places increased...
27 Mar 2020
  The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has developed the Technical note for the CP during COVID - 19 in order to support child protection workers in their efforts to respond to CP under these unusual circumstances. It is composed...
23 Mar 2020
Between 2019 – 2020 ChildPact is implementing a regional project with complementing initiatives focusing on INSPIRE Strategies to reduce violence against children, funded by Oak Foundation. The goal of the project is to strengthen the capacity of...
21 Mar 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about sexual violence in Bulgaria, the victims' inability to be heard, and the poor or non-existent sex education in the country. The article notes that in 2019, official statistics from...
05 Mar 2020
Violence among children, but also towards them, in schools from the Republic of Moldova is a worrying and alarming phenomenon, Moldova being a country with one of the highest rates of violence among children in the region. The school, as the space...
04 Mar 2020
On February 13, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published its report on the situation of children’s rights in Hungary between the period of 2014 and 2019. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee organised a discussion with children’s rights...
13 Feb 2020
It is well-known that the internet is a hiding place for abusers and criminals, especially dangerous to children using self-regulated social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok. This is one of the reasons why the...

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