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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...
24 Nov 2017
This was the motto of the international conference, organized by the LEARNING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (LAP), with the financial support of the OAK Foundation. The two-day event (November 17-18) brought together professionals working with children and...
14 Sep 2017
On 3rd September and 4th September, 2017, a seminar on "Prevention of the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth from Residential Services" was held in Pomorie, Bulgaria. Participants were 27 children and young people from the Center for Early...
13 Sep 2017
Bulgaria is second in Europe in regard to human trafficking, and the most important cause for human trafficking is the sexual exploitation, imposed by new techniques and tactics, like "lover boy", with which violators and exploiters earn the trust...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
05 Sep 2017
The daily online paper Index published the article of Veronika Munk who writes the story of a 15-year-old girl. The story exemplifies what the Hungarian justice system does to children sexually exploited, how they are seen as perpetrators, rather...
29 Aug 2017
The prominent fact-finding blog "Kettos Merce" ('double standard') published a writing by Fanni Des who clarifies falsehoods and misconceptions around child sexual abuse. She points out that - even though this is NOT the case in Hungary - children...
21 Jul 2017
According to UPI, the last three years has signified a 600% increase in the number of possible sexual exploitation cases featuring migrants seeking refuge in Italy, through passage of sea travel. Mostly victimized among these migrants, are young...

Social play "Body of Child". Chisinau, 11 July 2017. (OSCE/Liubomir Turcanu)

20 Jul 2017
On July 11 and 12, the premiers of the “Body of a Child”, a play produced by The COLISEUM Art Center to raise the awareness of the increasing risk of online child sexual exploitation, were held at “Gheorghe Asachi” High School in Chisinau. More than...
20 Jul 2017
Rooted deeply within Afghanistan's history, is the traditional practice of "Bacha Bazi", which is constituted of sexual acts performed by older males on young adults and adolescent youth, strictly of the male gender. Most recently, the Afghan...

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