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04 Apr 2019
A two-day European Forum on the rights of the child started Tuesday in Brussels. It touched upon detention of children, violence towards refugee and migrant minors, child pornography, and the status of children of jihadi parents who moved to the ...
04 Apr 2019
For the first time in the history of the European Forum on the rights of the child, 9 children and young people participated in the 12th Forum this week. Two of the children, Petra, 15 and Lucija, 13 were supported by Eurochild member “Society Our...
03 Apr 2019
Anisha Abraham, a paediatrician and teen health specialist, has observed an increasing number of overwhelmed and stressed children – some as young as 9 or 10 years old – and believes boredom could be in the interest of children. Extracurricular...
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...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
01 Apr 2019
The first Training of Trainers (ToT) for justice professionals was held for representatives from Morocco and Tunisia on 25–26 March in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe (CoE) reported that the EU-supported event integrated the CoE Human Rights...
29 Mar 2019
zefiR - Together for the power of action is a project implemented by a consortium of non-governmental organizations that has worked to reduce the disparities between Roma and other vulnerable groups and the majority population in a sustainable and...
28 Mar 2019
During the 2014 European Elections, a network of organisations working for children’s rights came together to elect the ‘Child Rights Champions’ – European politicians engaged in defending the rights of children in Parliament – which led to the...
27 Mar 2019
  Protect & Respect is the largest service for child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the UK, and is run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. According to a recently published evaluation, tackling CSE requires putting...
27 Mar 2019
The Romanian government, holding Presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2019, has made the promotion of children’s rights – particularly the right to participate – its key priority. The “Bucharest Children’s Declaration” will be...

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