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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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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...
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...
11 Sep 2016
BBC reports that two, so-called "child houses" are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said. Under the £7.2m project, children and young people will be able to get medical...
04 Aug 2016
This report by The Guardian focuses on the many forms of violence experienced by refugees living in the French camps at Calais and Dunkirk. Violence has become a reality for the vast majority of people there and it is perpetrated by the police,...
01 Aug 2016
The Parliament Magazine reports that the UN says that every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. There is, it adds, a direct link between the refugee and migration...
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...
13 Jun 2016
Thenews.com reports that it is a well-known fact that online sexual violence against children easily crosses national borders. The specific nature of the abuse is varied: it could be a picture or a movie, ‘live streaming’, or it could be sexual...
14 Apr 2016
Novinte details a US State Department report that lists a litany of human rights abuses in Bulgaria, placing Roma discrimination at the top of the list that includes violence against children and child labour. The report also details accounts of...
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...
19 Mar 2015
'Aliran' reports that the Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and civil society face when trying to protect children from torture and ill-treatment...

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