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05 Sep 2019
Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orbán, said yesterday at a government-organized conference on population trends, that economic incentives for families should boost birth rates and solve population issues, not immigration. The 3rd Budapest...
15 Aug 2019
It is easy to fall into the social media trap of over-posting. This is even more difficult for parents who share their children’s life without censor. This, according to experts, is very dangerous. The phenomenon has also created a new term:...
14 Aug 2019
How often do you hug your child? Research at Duke University tracked 500 participants through the age of 30. Research has shown that the children who were treated lovingly by their parents in their early years became happier and more balanced in...
12 Aug 2019
This story is about a five-year-old boy, ‘Peter’, who was removed from his family due to neglect and domestic violence and placed in a foster home. Peter had been assessed as mildly intellectually disabled, but thanks to the committed work of his...
03 Aug 2019
The Kecskemet SOS Children's Villages recently held an open house to recruit foster parents for children living in state care, reported the Bacsk-Kiskun online portal. ‘There are around 24,000 children in Hungary in state care. There are 5,600...
03 Aug 2019
According to a statement from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, the 2018/2019 academic year saw a significant rise in the number of children enrolled in nursery schools, and likewise, 19 new nursery school begain operations in the last year...
26 Jul 2019
By the fall of 2021, the Családbarát Ország Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft. will provide free training for 22,000 people through three EU-financed projects. The nonprofit will provide 39 types of free training, a brief summary of which can be found at this...
21 Jul 2019
Every 6-7th girl and every 10th boy are subject to some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Inconceivable numbers and facts. Just as 90 percent of sexual abuse is done by close acquaintances, two thirds by family members. At a conference on...
19 Jul 2019
Following eighteen months of drafting, the Csongrád County Child and Victim Protection Agreement has been completed. The agreement aims to enhance the cooperation of experts within the child protection system. The policy was initiated by social...
17 Jul 2019
On October 15, a children's rights conference, 'From Silence to Spoken Words–Pannonhalma Children's Rights Symposium', will be held in Pannonhalma, organized by the Pannonhalma Archabbey and the Hintalovon Children's Rights Foundation. The...

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