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17 Apr 2020
During the pandemic, Childline services gives children and young people who are anxious about the coronavirus a safe environment in which to speak and be listened to, and to get support. Childline delivers counselling sessions and has collected the...
17 Mar 2020
In order to slow down coronavirus, many people decide to stay at home, but as a result of the quarantine, the number of cases connected to domestic violence can arise, says NANE and PATENT Associations in Hungary. In China, there were three times...
10 Jan 2020
Child abuse cases sometimes go unreported in Hungary due to lack of attention or in order to avoid conflict. Any physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment qualifies as abuse, and anyone who does not prevent or report it, qualifies as an accessory...
18 Sep 2019
A school-district investigation was launched for physical assault at the school in Gyöngyöspata. One of the leaders pressed a 12-year-old child against the wall with force, causing bruises on the child’s body- said the mother, who witnessed the...
12 Sep 2019
‘The most important thing adults can do is to love children more and listen to what they say.’ This opinion was shared by 9 out of 10 children when asked what they thought was the most important thing adults can do to end violence against children....
05 Sep 2019
70 per cent of children aged between 8 and 18 in Albania affected by some form of violence based on a report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in 2018. 46 per cent of these cases are not reported due to indifference and even 36...
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...
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...
01 Nov 2017
  UNICEF has just published a report on the issue of violence against children. Some of the key facts of the report ”A Familiar Face: Violence in the lives of children and adolescents”: Three quarters of children aged 2 to 4 worldwide – close to...
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...

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