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11 Oct 2019
ChildPact launches the Regional Mapping Survey Report on INSPIRE Strategies to End Violence Against Children based on the inputs and observations of 296 organisations and institutions working in child protection in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,...
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
12 Sep 2019
‘The most important thing adults can do is to love children more and listen to what they say.’ This opinion was shared by 9 out of 10 children when asked what they thought was the most important thing adults can do to end violence against children....
05 Sep 2019
70 per cent of children aged between 8 and 18 in Albania affected by some form of violence based on a report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in 2018. 46 per cent of these cases are not reported due to indifference and even 36...
09 Jul 2019
A subregional, high-level conference on ‘Smart investment in strategies and partnerships to prevent and address violence against children’ took place in Sofia, on 27–28 June. The event gathered more than 150 experts and representatives of state...
07 Jul 2019
Between 1 and 3 July, ChildPact secretariat organised an advocacy training in Istanbul to develop national advocacy plans with members from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey, and Bosnia and...
25 Jun 2019
In Hungary, there is a law banning corporal punishment since 2005, but 2/3rd of parents think it is okay to hit their child. Surprisingly, 50% of children think it's okay to be hit by their parents.  It is well known that violence in childhood...
22 Jun 2019
What can someone do who flees from an abusive relationship? Who to turn to? In many cases, the victim will only devote himself/herself to escape when his or her life or the child's life is in danger. In such cases, it is rarely possible for...
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20 Jun 2019
Regional conference on the prevention and elimination of violence against children to gather international experts in Sofia The event will take place on June 27-28 Violence against children exists in every nation, community, ethnic or religious...

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