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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...
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...
14 Nov 2019
The “Start to Talk” campaign was launched by the Council of Europe to fight against the abuse of children in sports. Sport is a good way to learn how to be resilient, how to cope with failures and how to be a team member, but it can create 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...
30 Mar 2016
Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the special representative of the secretary-general of the United Nations for the Central African Republic, has wrote an opinion piece for Newsweek regarding the increasing number of allegations of sexual abuse of children by...
25 Feb 2015
'Wigan Today' reports on the dramatic increase in the number of children that are at risk from abuse, violence or exploitation in Wigan as new figures released by Wigan Council show. This number has rocketed by almost a quarter in just a year: in...

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