Special section: Violence against children

You can access all the resources on the issue of violence against children on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts

News

19 Mar 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the Single Step Foundation and the Bilitis Resource Center Foundation have produced a report on "Attitudes towards LGBTI students in Bulgarian schools". The report has been ... Read more
10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual... Read more
09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used... Read more

Learning

07 Feb 2019
We are happy to invite you for another session in the Childhub INSPIRE webinar series! On Thursday, February 7th, we will have a pleasure to hear from two excellent speakers about good practices they have been involved with, linked to two new... Read more
17 Jan 2019
The webinar is the second of a series that will present the seven strategies of ending violence against children, called INSPIRE. This webinar will present the strategy No. 3 "Safe Environments". About the webinar: Based on the... Read more
10 Jan 2019
About the webinar: The webinar is the first of a series that will present the seven strategies of ending violence against children, called INSPIRE. This first webinar will present the strategy No. 7 "Education and Life Skills", through... Read more

Library

01 Sep 2019
One of the main issues voiced by current research and the safeguarding practice environment is that the number of children that are being sexually abused and harmed is higher than the number of  children who are actually identified or... Read more
29 Aug 2019
This Training Manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the... Read more
29 Aug 2019
This manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the lead of... Read more

Multimedia

25 Oct 2019
This practical guidance, written by Paul Berca, explains the types of bullying and cyberbullying that may occur among children, and their impact on children.
02 Sep 2019
The UK-based NSPCC has released a series of episodes that explore best practices for safeguarding children and young people in the voluntary and community sector.  This episode focuses on how to enhance online safety for children and young... Read more
12 Jul 2019
TED Talk of Howard Taylor, CEO of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.  Each year, one billion children experience violence at home, at school, online or in their communities, says child safety advocate Howard Taylor. The... Read more

Violence against children

Keeping children safe from violence
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
The present report is is based on the experiences of more than 600 professionals in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Turkey who regularly come into contact with children who have been exposed to violence.
Introduction to Child Protection
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Barnardos
This online self-study material offers an understanding of key aspects of child protection and different categories of child abuse.
Sexual violence against children on the rise
Date of publication: 2012
‘Nine o’clock’ reports that over 20 percent of the underage girls sexually assaulted last year were 5 to 9 years old, and the proportion of those aged 10 to 13 almost double, according to a study made public Tuesday by the...
Children's Ombudsman intervenes after Russian girl raped in Italy
Date of publication: 2012
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that Children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov appealed to the Foreign Ministry to help a 17-year-old Russian girl studying on an exchange program in Italy who says five locals raped her on the way home...
Ethical Principles, Dilemmas and Risks in Collecting Data on Violence against Children
Date of publication: 2012
Publisher: UNICEF
This literature review is a contribution to developing agreed upon ethical guidelines for violence against children research (VAC).
Rights groups call for effective investigations of crimes against Roma
Date of publication: 2012
‘IPS’ reports that after a European Human Rights Court’s ruling, rights groups, including ERRC have called on authorities in the region to develop their procedures and practices to adequately address violent attacks against...
Gunman attacks Jewish school in France, four killed
Date of publication: 2012
‘Reuters’ reports that a gunman shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, days after killing three soldiers nearby, prompting French President Nicolas Sarkozy to put the region on its highest terrorism alert.
UN: All Legalized forms of violence violates children’s right
Date of publication: 2012
‘SOS Children’s Villages’ reports that Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that all forms of legalized violence against children, including the death sentence, life imprisonment without parole and...
Violence Among Children
Date of publication: 2012
Publisher: Child Protection Center of Zagreb
Svrha ovog priručnika je pokušati odgovoriti na potrebe djece i pitanja odraslih s kojima se susrećemo u radu u Poliklinici za zaštitu djece grada Zagreba, a odnose se na nasilno ponašanje među djecom (bullying).
UNICEF and World Day of Prayer and Action for Children to protect children against violence
Date of publication: 2011
UNICEF issued a press release on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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