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09 Oct 2019
As a first country in the UK Scotland has made it a crime for parents to smack their children. The new regulation will grant the children the same protection from assault as adults. Smacking in England is illegal, excluding cases where it is used as...
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 ...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
18 May 2019
The National Network for Children, Bulgaria, announced two new services for children at risk officially opened in the city of Kazanlak: the Emergency Center for Accommodating Children at Risk, and the Blue Room in the Center for Public Support. The...
20 Dec 2018
Minister of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Zoran Djordjevic signed the Document on the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children with the support of UNICEF, which provided Serbia with access to...
31 Oct 2018
Antenam Portal reported that the members of the Network for the Protection of Children against Violence attended a four-day training aimed at strengthening their capacities. The training was held within the project “Improvement of protection of...
28 Sep 2018
Cafe del Montenegro reports that a new support service, a shelter for children victims of family violence will be opened by the end of October 2018 at the Children's Home "Mladost" in Bijela, in the municipality of Herceg Novi. The shelter for...
27 Sep 2018
At its 91st session, the Government of Montenegro adopted the Report on the implementation of the Strategy for the Prevention and Protection of Children against Violence 2017-2021 with the Action Plan for 2017. The Strategy applies to all children...
EMMAUS, promocija 14.11.2017
15 Nov 2017
Sarajevo, 14th November, 2017, the Association International Forum of Solidarity - EMMAUS (IFS-EMMAUS) held a public promotion and presentation of activities within the project "Development of Child Friendly Guidelines for the Prevention of Violence...
19 Jul 2017
Coalition of NGOs on Child Protection in Kosovo - KOMF, in partnership and supported by the project 'Stop violence against children' supported by EU and UNICEF, conducted workshops with key actors of the institutions and civil society in the...

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