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17 Jul 2019
Exactly 24 hours following the tragedy in Đakovo, where an employee of the Centre for Social Work was killed by her client and her colleague was wounded, social workers protested in front of the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth, and Social...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
15 May 2019
The National Conference, ‘Geography of Restorative Justice in Bulgaria’ will take place 31 May, 2019, and we would like to share more information on registering for the conference, the speakers, and parallel events. The conference was initiated by...
22 Apr 2019
The Terre des hommes Romania organized round table, Inter-Institutional Collaboration Practices for Assisting Vulnerable Minors, gathered social-work and child-protection professionals from NGOs and public institutions to identify functional models...
15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document...
27 Dec 2018
One of the best news for December in Bulgaria is that the Parliament finally adopted the new Disability Act after years of protests by mothers of disabled children. Following the adoption of the new law, people with disabilities will receive more...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
14 Nov 2018
The #StatelessKids campaign lead by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) aims to end childhood statelessness in Europe and currently involves 130 members in as many as 40 countries. The issue of stateless children in Albania has been...
07 Nov 2018
"Children undergoing legal procedures are particularly vulnerable," said Valeri Yordanov, Deputy Chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection in Bulgaria, at a conference on "Professionalization of Social and Educational Interventions in the...
01 Nov 2018
The first meeting of the working group for early development of children, a special body of the Children's Rights Council of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, was held on 15.10.2018. in Belgrade. The working group was formed by the decision...

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