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11 Nov 2019
As part of the anti-trafficking awareness raising campaign, Kosovo Police and Terre des hommes Kosovo, held a roundtable with the aim of strengthening the inter-institutional cooperation, including the religious communities. The discussion, had in...
22 Oct 2019
On October 21&22, 2019, the State Prosecutor of Kosovo started the marking of the Crime Victims’ Rights Week with the opening of the International Conference of  10 years of awareness on “Justice restoring the victims’dignity ”. Lawyers,...
06 Sep 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo adopted the Law on Child Protection, a significant achievement and milestone in the protection of children’s rights. Since 2013, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has promoted the need to legally...
16 Jul 2019
As part of the ‘Child Protection System Strengthening for Children in Conflict with the Law’ project, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Matra-programme, Defence for Children - ECPAT Youth the Netherlands, Terre des hommes Kosovo, and...
20 Jun 2019
KOSOVO: Tier 2 The Government of Kosovo does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous...
03 Jun 2019
Kosovo has the highest child vaccination rates in Europe, according to a report by the Kosovo Institute of National Health (IKSHPK), which was published in early June. As Europe faces outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, the child...
24 May 2019
The Coalition of NGOs for Child Protection – KOMF, in partnership with SOS Fshatrat e Fëmijëve Kosovë, recently held a workshop to draft the Advocacy Strategy 2019–2021 for the decentralization of social and family services in Kosovo. The workshop...
14 May 2019
KOMF, in the frame of ChildPact, has started a new project, Building Capacities to Disseminate and Promote the Implementation of the INSPIRE Package, financed by OAK Foundation and the INSPIRE Fund. Based on the pressing need for intervention in the...
23 Apr 2019
The Republic of Kosovo has adopted a new Criminal Code, which entered into force on 15 April this year. The punishment for those trafficking in children increased with the adoption of this Code. The previous Criminal Code (2012, now repealed),...
20 Mar 2019
Over the last ten years, Kosovo has intensified efforts in reforming the juvenile justice system and its further alignment with international standards. Juvenile delinquency represents a complex phenomenon, and the opinion in Kosovo, particularly in...

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