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27 Sep 2019
According to the latest report of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Hungarian authorities must increase efforts to prevent child trafficking. The report calls on Hungary to sensitize and...
03 Jun 2019
The Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children (NBU), and the Reflective Learning Bulgaria Association have created a training tool for the ‘Firefly’ project, developed by SOS Children's Villages Bulgaria in partnership with SOS Children'...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
19 Sep 2017
Reuters reports that "more than 40 million people were trapped as slaves last year in forced labor and forced marriages, according to the first joint effort by key anti-slavery groups to estimate the number of victims worldwide of the international...
12 Aug 2016
The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, reports for 'The Guardian' on the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into sexual exploitation in Europe and the UK in particular. In this article Hyland details the most recent...
05 Aug 2016
UN human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro urged states to take graeater efforts in protecting people from trafficking, with a focus on the protection of women and children. In a statement to mark the world day against trafficking in persons,...
03 Aug 2016
'The Parliament Magazin' reports that the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) workers' group, Gabriele Bischoff, released a statement to EU institutions arguing that they must do more against human trafficking. Coinciding...
12 Apr 2016
Reuters reports on how Unicef is calling on European countries to expand the possibilities for children to receive asylum because the refugee crises has resulted in an increase of trafficking of children. The number of child refugees in Europe has...
04 Feb 2016
New Europe reports that unaccompanied children are frequently disappearing from reception centres for asylum seekers in Croatia, according to a report by the Council of Europe released today in Strasbourg. While most identified victims are women and...

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