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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 a natural process for children to become interested in their bodies and sex, but they rarely turn to their parents with their questions. Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó launched the Yelon online sex education program of the Hintalovon Children’s Rights...
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:...
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...
12 Jul 2016
The New York Times reports on the UN's announcement to created a new fund aimed at achieving the end of violence against children. The new fund, which the British government have been first to contribute to with £40 million, is designed to support...
07 Jun 2016
Lilly Pattinson reports for the Gloucester Citizen news portal about the signs and steps to be taken when you detect risk of online- or offline grooming.  According to the article, the act of grooming can happen both online and in person. Groomers...
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,...
18 Jul 2015
Kent Online reports that around 600 taxi and private car drivers in Kent have received new trading on protecting exploited children following a Rotherham sex abuse scandal in which roughly 1,400 victimised children were transported using private...
23 Feb 2015
'Getreading ' reports on the advice issued by the Thames Valley Police to parents and carers on recognising signs of child sexual exploitation. As child sexual exploitation can be incredibly hard to recognise, the website reports seven incidents...

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