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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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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...
08 Jun 2018
The Children's Advocacy and Support Center of the "Animus Association" Foundation provides services to children who are victims of violence and their families. The centre now has a Blue Room for questioning and hearing of children since May 2018....
06 Mar 2018
This article focuses on the latest global child marriage statistics released by UNICEF, highlighting a historic drop in this harmful traditional practice. According to these new figures, 25 million child marriages were averted in the last decade. A...
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...
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...
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...
30 Oct 2015
The National Agency against Human Trafficking in Romania developed a  progress report about the evolution of trafficking in persons for 2013. It contains 3 sections, first about the main characteristics of the victims and traffickers, a risk...

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