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07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...
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...
02 Jul 2019
Children`s charities in the UK agree social media abuse victims must have the right in a new law to sue the social media platforms where the crimes occur. The UK Government issued a white paper on online harms, introducing the concept of statutory...
30 Nov 2018
BBC reports that French Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would ban parents from smacking their children. The bill on "corporal punishment or humiliation" seeks to ensure that parental authority is exercised without...
28 Nov 2018
Deputies voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the Penal Code that criminalize all forms of domestic violence in Bulgaria. Despite the rejection of the Istanbul Convention, the government has focused on more than a dozen rules to combat domestic...
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...
14 Sep 2018
SOS Children's Villages, in their blog post talks about the phenomenon of bullying, and how the behavior of adults, like teachers, influence the prevalence of this phenomenon. According to a recent survey 20% of children experience some type of...
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...

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