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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...
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...
24 Jan 2017
GENEVA (24 January 2017) - The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined second and third report of Serbia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report,...
27 Dec 2016
According to joint planning by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Kosovo and Save the Children, the second part of training of teachers was held, to use the methodological training manual for the prevention of...
12 Jul 2016
The New York Times reports on the UN's announcement to created a new fund aimed at achieving the end of violence against children. The new fund, which the British government have been first to contribute to with £40 million, is designed to support...
27 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports on the backlash against The Economist triggered by their article deeming certain forms of female genital mutilation acceptable. In a recent article The Economist claims that efforts to eradicate FGM have been unsuccessful and...
08 Feb 2016
Sputnik News reports that in Turkish Kurdistan, the local residents have been on strike for 40 days now and are asking the police to allow them to take the bodies of their dead children. There are seven Kurdish teenagers whose names are known, who...
25 Jan 2016
The European Roma Rights Centre reports that the deaths of two small Romani children on January 1 and January 3  in Slovakia went largely unremarked and unreported in the European media. One child froze to death, the other died in a fire. This last...

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