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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...
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...
04 Feb 2020
Around two-thirds of all child sexual abuse is committed by a family member. A new report shows that sexually abused children and their cases are hidden from view because of a lack of knowledge and support from local authorities, agencies and even...
21 Jan 2020
The reduction of violence against children, which is one of the most serious problems in the world according to the WHO, is a main priority in Austria's human rights policy. The country has very strict rules about maltreatment.  The city of Graz has...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
13 Nov 2019
Under the leadership of the WHO, international child welfare organisations have been searching for interventions which would be the most effective in ending violence against children. This resulted in the INSPIRE package: Seven Strategies for Ending...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
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...
22 Jun 2019
What can someone do who flees from an abusive relationship? Who to turn to? In many cases, the victim will only devote himself/herself to escape when his or her life or the child's life is in danger. In such cases, it is rarely possible for...
21 Jul 2015
‘Herald’ reports that Ireland is the only European country failing to ratify a UN protocol on the sale, prostitution, and pornography of children. Ratifying this protocol a country becomes obliged to implement a series of laws on child protection,...

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