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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...
13 Jun 2019
15-20% of children have already experienced some form of school violence. The most common is verbal abuse, but there is also emotional and physical abuse. Sexual harassment can also be counted here. Who will be abusive and who will be the victim?...
04 Jun 2019
 Bosnia and Herzegovina became the home of over 23,000 refugees and migrants that were trying to reach western EU nations through Croatia. Most of the newly-arrived refugees and migrants were located near the Croatian border in a small city named...
29 May 2019
UNICEF has conducted Adverse Childhood Experiences Study in Serbia and one of the key findings is that experiences during childhood can affect health throughout the life course. This study is also showing that for every 100 adults in Serbia, about...
06 May 2019
In remarks made during discussions at the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, on 2 May, Aaron Greenberg, Senior Regional Advisor for Europe and Central Asia, Child Protection at UNICEF, said 50–70 percent of children in the world...
30 Apr 2019
About INSPIRE Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Ending violence against children (VAC) requires a whole of society approach. Violence robs children of their childhood and compromises every other investment in them. It...

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