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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...
19 Jun 2016
The Guardian reports that 8 Syrian refugees have been killed by Turkish border guards, three of whom were children. Referencing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Guardian also reports that up to 60 Syrian refugees have fallen victim to...
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...
08 Jun 2016
Balkan Insight details a new report by international Charity World Vision that indiciates that 70% of Albanian children living on the outskirts of cities and in rural areas suffer from violent abuse. The report claims that out the 70% of children...
07 Jun 2016
UN Watch is reporting on the resignation of the director of field operations for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) over what he sees the lack of accountability after he exposed the rape of children by UN peace keepers. He claimed that "The complete...
06 Jun 2016
UNHCR is calling for investigation after the death of a Syrian man who drowned trying to cross the Tisza river in between Serbia and Hungary. The UN agencie together with partner organisations also collected more than 100 cases of violence and abuse...
27 May 2016
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology - in the framework of its work- is dedicated to the prevention of violence in schools and it is one of its primary responsibilities to ensure the implementation of "Regulation 21/2013 on protocol for...
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...
08 Apr 2016
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of the Republic of Kosovo is committed to prevention of violence in schools. One of the primary focus is on implementation of the government document "Regulation 21/2013 on protocol for prevention...
31 Mar 2016
March 30, 2016, Pristina The NGO Coalition for Child Protection - KOMF today on March 30, 2016 in Pristina, held a press conference regarding the violence against children in schools and sexual abuse against children. The conference was opened by...

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