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24 Apr 2008
The IOM implements a programme jointly financed by the EC, the US State Department and the Swiss government to prevent trafficking into Russia. As the article quotes, in 2005, the ILO estimated that about 2.4 million men, women and children had...
20 Apr 2008
An interesting article in ‘The Moscow Times’ points out the difficulties for the mother to breast-feed their children in Russian public places. The disapproving attitude of the population oblige the mothers to stay at home or to let...
19 Apr 2008
‘The Guardian’ obtained figures which reveals the missing of more than 400 foreign children from local authority care, from safe houses and foster homes around the UK’s biggest ports and airports. These children are know as...
18 Apr 2008
Draft law has been passed in Moldova yesterday on reforming the existing inefficient social assistance system, released ‘Moldpres’ the state news agency. The current system fails to target families in need. The new mechanism will...
18 Apr 2008
According to the Independent, the British Youth Justice Board had a target to reduce the number of youngsters in custody by 10% between 2005 and 2008 but has failed to reach this target. The United Nations condemned Britain’s record on young...
10 Apr 2008
According to the article there are suspicions that thousands of children may be bought and smuggled into the country to help benefits cheats and claim council housing. The suspicion was raised after a Nigerian woman was charged with child...
10 Apr 2008
The OSCE Mission in Skopje, together with ICMPD and IOM published the docment Standard Operating Procedures for Treatment of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in an effort to help the Government to address the recent adoption of new guidelines...
08 Apr 2008
Only four Member States, Belgium, Denmark, Greece and Portugal have instituted an EU-wide hotline for missing children “116000”. This initiative is part of the EU’s strategy on the rights of the child. The article also mentions...
07 Apr 2008
A new national helpline for victims of forced marriage and honour/based violence was launched in the UK, managed by “Honour Network”, a charity staffed by survivors.
06 Apr 2008
The year-long study, collecting information from 400 organisations and conducting 50 interviews, was released by human trafficking charity the POPPY Project in the UK.The study reveil the most striking problems of counter-trafficking: the lack...


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