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06 Nov 2019
Within the global context of deinstitutionalisation reform, this event took an EU perspective, focusing on the reform’s specific national characteristics, and on bridging the gap between the accumulated knowledge and decision-making in DI. The...
06 Nov 2019
Bulgarian government accepted amendments to the Foreigners Act and the Child Protection Act to ease the application for residence for people from non-EU countries with Bulgarian origin. It includes the rules of procedure for family reunification and...
11 Oct 2019
The third monthly discussion meeting, organized by the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children, entitled ‘Value-Based or Evidence-Based Research? Don't Jump Off the Bridge!’ was held on 12 September, in the hall of the French Cultural...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
27 Sep 2019
Research on the provision of support to migrant victims of torture has emerged only relatively recently. At the Third Annual Expert Workshop of the UN Fund for Torture, a representative from Doctors for Human Rights described the ‘silent epidemic'...
26 Sep 2019
According to the ILO, some 40 million people are victims of slavery (70% of whom are women): 25 million people in forced labour, and 15 million in forced marriage. Recently, 165 suspected victims of slavery from Bulgaria were discovered working for...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...
29 Aug 2019
The “Report Card 2019: What is the average government score for childcare?“ was presented on April 23 in Sofia and in seven other cities in the country and it reviews basic policies aimed at the well-being of children in Bulgaria. The authors are...

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