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15 Aug 2019
On social media it is easy to fall into the trap of over-posting, and parents whose vital element is sharing, they share their children’s life without selection. This, according to experts, is very dangerous. This phenomenon has also created a new...
Foto: Facebook, Ion Lazarenco Tiron

Foto: Facebook, Ion Lazarenco Tiron

23 Jul 2019
Moldovan swimmer, and candidate for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Ion Lazarenco Tiron will swim 30 kilometres on the Dniester River to raise awareness of the importance of respecting children's rights. The action is organized by UNICEF Moldova and ...
26 Jun 2019
Did you know that there is an EU Commissioner for Fisheries but no Commissioner for Children?  European leaders are about to decide on top jobs for the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. Over the next five years, these...
26 Jun 2019
Did you know that there is an EU Commissioner for Fisheries, but no Commissioner for Children? Or that the EU lacks a single authority responsible for ensuring that EU policies recognize and enforce children’s rights? While children’s rights are...
25 Jun 2019
The Croatian ombudswoman for Children, Helenca Pirnat Dragičević, raised awareness on the importance of the rights and the need for support of children who have one or both parents imprisoned, as part of the European campaign, "Not My Crime - Still...
22 Jun 2019
In Hungary, the law prohibits children being taken away from the family because of their poverty, but one-third of the children in care are separated from their families due to this reason. In Nógrád County, this percentage is 38 percent and the...
07 Jun 2019
A study conducted by UNICEF came up with the astonishing number of 115 million boys and men involved in forced marriages in over 80 countries of the globe, from Latin America to East Asia. From this total number, 23 million were not even 15 years...
29 May 2019
The #VoteforChildren coalition campaign asked European citizens to vote for candidates who committed to becoming Child Rights Champions, and called on European Parliamentary candidates to break the cycle of poverty, invest in children, listen to...
22 May 2019
On May 15th, 2019, the 7th session of the Council for the Rights of the Child was held. The session was attended by the Serbia local coordinator of the ChildHub project. Following the adoption of the minutes of the previous session, the members of...
02 Apr 2019
Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni spoke today at the opening of the 12th European Forum on the Rights of the Child, an annual conference organized by the European Commission that gathers key actors from different...

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