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28 Mar 2008
According to the ‘TES’ article the number of young British Asians coerced into marrying abroad could be as high as 3,000 a year – 10 times the official estimates. In Wales an Assembly committee investigating the trafficking of...
28 Mar 2008
The Centre for Applied Human Rights and the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York is organizing a conference on children’s rights and participation on 1 July 2008 in York, UK. The conference will explore the following...
27 Mar 2008
The Family Code of Bulgaria has been changed, reports ‘Sofia Echo’. The adoption system will be easier: the consent of the biological parents is no more required if the child is in a state institution for more than 6 months and the...
27 Mar 2008
‘The Moscow Times’ denounces the anti-Americanism way of reporting adoptions issues in Russian medias. Only one of every 15’000 adoptions of Russian children by American parents ends up with a known tragedy like the death of the...
21 Mar 2008
A short article in the ‘East Lothian Courier’ shows a good example of an awareness-rising campaign for Child Rights made by children themselves. Pupils from Musselburgh Grammar School presented the first local photographic exhibition to...
21 Mar 2008
‘AFP’ depicts the urgent problem faced by Bulgaria with some 8’000 abandoned children. Bulgaria is desperately trying to modernize its old orphanage system dating from the former regime. The article mentions recent revelations...
18 Mar 2008
According to the ‘All Moldova’ article, about 50 thousand children in the country live with only one parent and another 25 thousand without any, because the parents work abroad. The General Prosecutor’s Office investigated cases...
18 Mar 2008
The ‘Turkish Daily News’ reports of a seminar in Ankara, where participants called for a more effective national child protection as well as a Children’s Ombudsman system. A more effective national child protection system in...
18 Mar 2008
A study carried out by Dr Nazia Khanum in the UK finds that the number of young women who have become victims of forced marriages can be up to 4000, reports the Guardian. This is drastically more than the government’s estimation of 300....
17 Mar 2008
Moldovan Government endorses draft Law on adoption,regulating both national and international adoptions. According to the draft there will be post-adoption monitoring put in place as well.

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