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09 Jul 2019
A sub regional high-level conference on “Smart investment in strategies and partnerships to prevent and address violence against children” took place in Sofia on 27 -28 June. The experts identified a set of technical and multisectoral actions to...
07 Jul 2019
Between 1 and 3 July, ChildPact secretariat organised an advocacy training in Istanbul to develop national advocacy plans with members from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Kosovo, Turkey, and Bosnia and...
25 Jun 2019
In Hungary, there is a law banning corporal punishment since 2005, but 2/3rd of parents think it is okay to hit their child. Surprisingly, 50% of children think it's okay to be hit by their parents.  It is well known that violence in childhood...
22 Jun 2019
What can someone do who flees from an abusive relationship? Who to turn to? In many cases, the victim will only devote himself/herself to escape when his or her life or the child's life is in danger. In such cases, it is rarely possible for...
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20 Jun 2019
Regional conference on the prevention and elimination of violence against children to gather international experts in Sofia The event will take place on June 27-28 Violence against children exists in every nation, community, ethnic or religious...
18 Jun 2019
Yerevan, April 11-12 2019: The French public organisation BICE organised a training for Armenian professionals, representatives from child protection services, authorities and NGOs. In addition, there were NGO staff members from Georgia, Lithuania,...
06 Jun 2019
ChildPact is launching a call for contributions and invites institutions and representatives from the NGO sector to fill in an on line Survey aimed at mapping the activities currently being conducted in line with the INSPIRE framework (Seven...
05 Jun 2019
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published the second evaluation report on Finland. The report highlighted the progress been made in different areas, such as developing the...
29 May 2019
UNICEF has conducted Adverse Childhood Experiences Study in Serbia and one of the key findings is that experiences during childhood can affect health throughout the life course. This study is also showing that for every 100 adults in Serbia, about...
30 Apr 2019
About INSPIRE Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Ending violence against children (VAC) requires a whole of society approach. Violence robs children of their childhood and compromises every other investment in them. It...

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