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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...
02 Oct 2019
The 10th International Media Conference, organized by the International Children’s Safety Service, was held at the beginning of October in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The title and main topic was, ‘The Impact of the Media on Children and...
30 Aug 2019
Professor David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings published findings from their qualitative research study into the sexual abuse of children in Chichester Diocese. They interviewed children and young people, survivors of abuse, and professionals within...
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...
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...
28 Sep 2018
'Portal Analitika' reports that the Centres for Social Welfare in Montenegro have recorded 32 cases of sexual violence against children in the last two years, in 2016 and 2017, as the data showed in the Report on the implementation of the Strategy...
23 Jul 2018
In Ukraine, 600 women per year die of aggression in the family, only 10% of the 1 million who are subjected to violence are daring to talk about it. Domestic violence is a manifestation of the aggression and violent actions of one member of the...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
04 Jul 2017
A Russia Today article cites a recent report featured in the Daily Mail, which spotlights the mass enslavement of children and youth throughout England.  The report identifies 1,200 youth in the country being victimized by coerced labor, along with...
22 May 2017
The Star news had recently announced that an initiative will soon commence and will occur over the span of one year, with the mandate of prompting public concern of child sexual abuse and exploitation as well as to better cross-organizational...

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