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28 Jun 2017
Brave Phone, as part of its advocacy plan for 2017 for Child Hub, presented the results of research "Mapping the existing practices in the area of ​​child protection and the needs of experts" in Rijeka 06.06.2017. and in Split 21.06.... Read more
27 Jun 2017
Each year, the Department of State honors individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. These individuals are NGO workers, lawmakers, police officers, and concerned citizens who are committed to... Read more
23 Jun 2017
In the framework of the ChildHub regional initiative, Terre des hommes Moldova, in partnership with the Chisinau Municipal Directorate for Protection of Child Rights, organized the "Principles of ensuring child protection in placement... Read more
22 Jun 2017
Between the 16th and 19th of June 2017, Terre des hommes Moldova organized the second edition of the "Adolescent Leaders for Gender Equality" Summer Camp. 30 pupils of the 7th and 8th grade from 17 educational institutions... Read more

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New Foster Care Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina gives hope to hundreds of children without parental care

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Children living in residential institutions face increased risks of all forms of violence[1] and risks are particularly high for children with disabilities living in residential care.[2] Approximately 1,400 children are living without adequate parental care in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Of these, around 400 live in foster care, mostly with their extended families, and the rest live in institutional care, like orphanages. Over 70% of all institutionalized children in Bosnia and Herzegovina are children with disabilities.

Lost in Migration - Working Together in Protecting Children from Disappearance

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Coinciding with the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council, Missing Children Europe joined hands with the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society to bring together key stakeholders concerned with the protection of migrant children’s rights across Europe between the 26-27 January.

What is Participation and What Barriers Do Children with Disabilities Face When Trying to Participate? [ChildHub Summary]

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Children have the right to influence decisions that affect them yet, for those with disabilities, their voices are not given the opportunity to be heard. This is mostly due to prejudice and stigma surrounding disability as well as low expectations that children with disabilities can contribute to making decisions affecting their lives. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) suggests that governments and organizations provide means for children with disabilities to aid in developing and implementing policies and programmes that will influence them (UNICEF 2013).

"Child-centered monitoring - Bulgaria's answer to assessing quality of care

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On the 31st of January a conference was held on  " Child-centered monitoring - the Bulgaria's answer to the question of the quality in the children care " organized by the Know-How Centre for alternative care for children, NBU in partnership with the representation of the EC and the National Association of Municipalities.

Political action is needed to respect the rights of refugee children

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 The National Network for Children of Bulgaria warns about the systematic violation of the refugee children's rights especially of those who are unaccompanied. It gives as an example the last case involving two  Afghani children deprived of parental care aged 16 and 17 years who were moved from the refugee center to Sofia without preliminary information and training by local authorities.  Institutions do not take  the necessary measures and shift responsibility for the care of those children on municipalities.

Militants prey on lone child migrants to drive recruitment - report

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Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that according to a counter-extremism organisaiton, there are at least 88,300 unaccompanied migrant children who are at risk of being radicalised in Europe. Militant groups like IS are using smugglers to recruit desperate children who pledge allegiance to their cause in return for being able to continue their journey. Islamic State can offer up to $1,000 to migrants en route to the Mediterranean coast, and up to $2,000 for those living in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, the report said.

The recommendation of the Croatian Ombudsman on the protection of unaccompanied foreign children

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The Ombudsman for Children of Croatia Ivana Milas Klarić sent recommendations to  Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy  on the issues of protection of rights and interests of children of foreign nationals who are caught in Croatia without their parents. 

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