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11 Feb 2020
The Coalition of NGOs for the Protection of Children in Kosovo (KOMF) held a national conference to launch a report on the impact of the decentralization process on social services in Kosovo. The purpose of the report was to assess the effect of...
11 Feb 2020
Today’s child protection practices are rooted in initiatives like the child rescue movement and voluntary agencies that started in the 19th century and provided support for children in need. In the Victorian and Edwardian era, the government made a...
06 Feb 2020
On 29th January 2020, the Alliance for investing in Children Italia held a high-level conference in Rome, where Eurochild participated as well. The aim of the event was twofold. On one hand, the conference wanted to celebrate the first year of...
05 Feb 2020
Eurochild reported that over 60 Bulgarian civil society organisations (CSOs) called on six EU Commissioners in a letter to urge the Bulgarian government to effectively act against hate campaigns which question the need for civil society...
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...
30 Jan 2020
More than three dozen mothers are wondering about their children’s place of residence. A mother told in a phone interview that she gave birth in September and the doctors said her baby was dead, but she never saw any evidence to prove it. This one...
15 Jan 2020
Hundreds of people signed an online campaign and letter to highlight the most harmful aspects of today’s public care system in the UK: Numerous children sent far from their families, friends and schools More trust in unregulated homes Many children...
04 Dec 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik. The Ministry called the findings tendentious, unrepresentative,...
02 Dec 2019
The Convention of the rights of the child was born 30 years ago and The European Parliament organised a conference with international human rights bodies and society actors to build a stronger cooperation and to improve the child rights protection....
25 Nov 2019
Since 2013, Hungary has had strict punishments in place for domestic violence; in more severe cases, abusers can receive up to five years in prison. In the past, Hungary has seen some dreadfully sad incidents, including in the town of Szeged, where...

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