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

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
08 Oct 2019
Drama workshops were organized in the UK to raise awareness of criminal child exploitation, as part of the wider Greater Manchester Exploitation Week of Action. The aim was to reinforce the fact that no matter what a person under the age of 18... 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

“The Smile of the Child” Launches Anti-Bullying Program
Date of publication: 2011
‘Greek Reporter’ reports about the NGO “The Smile of the Child” participating in a European project about bullying in school.
Macedonia Launches School Violence Prevention Bid
Date of publication: 2011
‘Balkan Insight’ reports that police officers have been assigned to watch over primary and secondary schools in Macedonia in an effort to curb an upswing in violent knife-crime among children.
‘No child protection issues’ over gun photos
Date of publication: 2011
‘News Letter’ reports that a Special EU Programme, which administers the Ti Chulainn Centre in south Armagh reported an incident which happened on a Sinn Fein event…
Violent crime rife in schools as police record 65 serious assaults every day
Date of publication: 2011
‘Mail Online’ reports that figures disclosed under Freedom of Information laws show that violent crime is rife in schools as police record 65 cases of grievous or actual bodily harm every single school day.
Sex trafficking trade forces women from Odessa to massage parlours in Britain
Date of publication: 2011
‘Guardian’ reports about the sexual exploitation of women – many of whom are minors – in Odessa, Ukraine.
Russia pushes "chemical castration" of paedophiles
Date of publication: 2011
M & G reports that Russian lawmakers are considering tougher penalties for child molesters, after 2,500 children were victims of violent crimes, often by paedophiles
Landmark Domestic Violence Treaty Launches
Date of publication: 2011
New European Convention Sets Out Stiff Measures to Fight Violence Against Women. European foreign affairs ministers gather this week in Istanbul to sign a ground-breaking new Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against...
Damning report on child restraint to be made public
Date of publication: 2011
‘The Independent’ reports that after several years of lobbying by child rights organisations the dangers of restraint techniques used on children in custody will be made public
A Manual for Empowering young People in Preventing Gender-Based Violence Through Peer Education
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies
The Youth4Youth training manual is the culmination of a series of initiatives undertaken in several European countries that aimed at shedding more light on the issue of gender-based violence among adolescents.
Protecting Children from Violence in Sport
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: Innocenti Research Center
During recent years it has become evident that sport is not always a safe space for children, and that the same types of violence and abuse sometimes found in families and communities can also occur in sport and play programmes. In recognition of...

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