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30 Aug 2009
The OSCE website reports that in the city of Ivano-Frankvisk, social and employment service providers held a series of training sessions for orphaned young adults entering the job market – organised by the OSCE project coordinator in...
28 Aug 2009
‘China View’ reports that ECPAT Austria admitted during a press conference that Austria was not only becoming a gathering place for child prostitutes from Eastern Europe but also a *transit point of the flow of these child prostitutes...
28 Aug 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that during a series of random checks in Sofia’s nightclubs on August 28, 11 minors were apprehended and detained. According to regulations under 18’s are not allowed to enter nightclubs and to...
28 Aug 2009
‘Ekathimerini’ reports that authorities on the island of Lesvos have pledged to organize the transfer of hundreds of migrants by ferry to Piraeus from the overcrowded reception center. The unaccompanied minors who staged a hunger...
28 Aug 2009
‘Life in Italy’ reports that migrants being shipped back to Libya used a satellite phone to issue a desperate plea for help. The callers were among 75, mostly Somali refugees intercepted off the southern coast of Sicily the day...
28 Aug 2009
‘Adnkronos International’ reports that Italian police detained 42 prostitutes in a series of raids and will deport nine who are illegal immigrants. The clients of under age sex workers will be sent to prison for between six months...
28 Aug 2009
‘B92’ reports that 26 Roma teaching assistants will start working in primary schools from September 1 as part of an OSCE funded project. The Ministry of Education and the head of the OSCE mission in Serbia hope that the teaching...
28 Aug 2009
‘The Local’ reports that Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe – twice as many as “runner up” the UK, a new study shows. The high figures in Sweden can not it seems be explained purely by an...
28 Aug 2009
‘The Guardian’ reports that five children have been rescued from paedophiles who abused them and broadcast their ordeals. The boys and girls were between seven and thirteen and were rescued in three police raids in Scotland and two...
28 Aug 2009
NSPCC’s press release reports that a third of teenage girls suffer unwanted sexual acts in relationships and a quarter physical violence, reveals new research launched by the British charity against child abuse, NSPCC. The research was...

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