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23 Apr 2019
The Republic of Kosovo has adopted a new Criminal Code, which entered into force on 15 April this year. The punishment for those trafficking in children increased with the adoption of this Code. The previous Criminal Code (2012, now repealed),...
27 Mar 2019
  Protect & Respect is the largest service for child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the UK, and is run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. According to a recently published evaluation, tackling CSE requires putting...
28 Jan 2019
ECPAT in their new report warns the sexual exploitation of children in Czech Republic is on a rise. Especially worrisome is the fact victims are sometimes as young as 3 years old, trafficking and tourism are significant risks while the lack of...
28 Jan 2019
The first Steering Committee meeting of the ‘Protect children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ project was organised by the Council of Europe in Chisinau, on 23 January 23. The meeting provided an opportunity for partners to discuss and...
10 Dec 2018
On December 10, a report with recommendations prepared by the focus group of Ukrainian children between the ages of 14 and 19 on the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children was presented at the request of the Lanzarote Committee on the...
27 Nov 2018
North Yorkshire Police`s new social media campaign against child sexual exploitation was removed after being criticized for victim blaming. According to the Telegraph, the posts included messages directly aiming and children, some of which said: "...
07 Nov 2018
dr. Szilvi Gyurkó, founder of Hintalovon Foundation wrote an article of a positive story, when the system worked. A social worker approached them, asking for help: she was informed that one of the boys in the school has been victim of long-standing...
06 Jun 2018
On June 6, 2018 around 30 Hungarian professionals met to discuss how the Icelandic Barnahus model can be adapted in the Hungarian justice system, so that child victims of sexual violence can get protection as well as perpetrators can be put to...
12 Mar 2018
In 2011, the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights in Hungary (Ombudsman) conducted an ex officio investigation on child prostitution in Hungary and the measures taken by police and child protection agencies to deal with this issue. Based on the...
07 Dec 2017
One of the members of Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS), Tijana Jurić Foundation, has organized a training on "Psychosocial Support to Missing Children and Their families - Working with Children Victims of Trafficking", in Novi...

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