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07 Mar 2019
According to UNICEF, almost 4 million children are living with disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia and do not have access to qualified and inclusive education. Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and...
04 Mar 2019
The Department of Social Work and Policy, Tirana University, is one of the partner institutions involved in the Erasmus + KA2 project, ‘Now What?: Preparing and Empowering Youth Leaving Care’. Other project partners include: West University of...
01 Mar 2019
The Anti-Trafficking Strategy is a five-year national policy to combat human trafficking that focuses on the areas of: prevention, protection of victims, prosecution, partnership, co-ordination and international cooperation.   The starting point of...
28 Feb 2019
On 29 January, a thirteen-year-old girl from Kavaja reported to police that she had been sexual abused by several underage boys for weeks. This case raised a number of social and institutional issues in Albania. In terms of the child protection...
27 Feb 2019
According to the existing studies, there are alarming accounts of gender-based violence (GVB) affecting refugee and migrant children and youth in the European Union. Trafficking, forced labour, and sexual exploitation and abuse are part of the...
27 Feb 2019
Eurochild member, Fondazione L’Albero della Vita, together with Consiglio dell’Ordine degli assistenti sociali (CNOAS), and Associazioni Cristiane Lavoratori (ACLI), have established a new coalition to tackle child poverty in Italy. Ivano Abbruzzi...
27 Feb 2019
Under the authority of the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, the National Authority for the Protection of Children’s Rights and Adoption plans to organise a ‘Children’s Summit’ on 6–7 May, days prior to the Sibiu Summit on the Future of Europe...
27 Feb 2019
Migrant children and youth are especially vulnerable to social exclusion. Through the MINT Project, Terre des hommes and its partners aim to empower refugee and migrant children, as well as European youth, to engage in new integration activities. By...
26 Feb 2019
An Alpha Research study conducted in ten municipalities with institutions for children highlighted the worrying Bulgarian bias against children from social institutions. According to the results, only 21% of those surveyed would invite a child from...
26 Feb 2019
Exposure to domestic violence, as victims or witnesses makes children more vulnerable and can create problems for them in the adulthood. According to the famous psychiatrist and researcher Daniel Siegel “the mind develops as the brain responds to...

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