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26 Apr 2017
During the year 2016, children from Moldova called the Child Helpline to address problems of communication with peers, cases of violence and neglect from parents, teachers or community members, emotional problems, lack of communication and the...
11 Apr 2017
12th April marks the seventh annual International Day for Street Children. With the publication of the United Nation’s General Comment on children in street situations, 2017 marks a once in a generation opportunity to implement change on a global...
01 Mar 2017
Serbian national contact center for child safety on the Internet started to work, and citizens can report Internet abuse or any actions endangering the safety of children on the Internet calling phone number 198-33. The Ministry of Education,...
07 Feb 2017
In the context of School Day of Non-violence and Peace, marked on 30 January, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova published the report regarding the reported cases of violence against children during the first semester of the 2016-...
03 Jan 2017
The Hungarian portal WMN and author Dr. Szilvia Gyurko made a list of the ten gravest violations of child rights that came to light in 2016 in Hungary. 1. Child abuse in Szigetszentmiklos:years after still no judgment The Budapest court has...
21 Oct 2016
On October 21, the State Pedagogical University "Ion Creanga", in partnership with the National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA/CNPAC), organized the Scientific-Practical Conference "Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Protection...
16 Oct 2016
The Office of the Ombudsman released a statement that it ordered a follow-up inquiry in order to see what specific steps were made to really uncover abuse within the child protection system. The statement reminds that in October 2012 the Ombudsman...
15 Jul 2016
The Telegraph reports that Romanian police are investigating a town that became a “state within a state” where dozens of slaves, including 19 children, were chained up, beaten, forced to eat off the ground and sleep in stables.
27 Jun 2016
The Charlotte Observer has published an article about Carla Tweddale, who runs a woman's shelter for victims of human trafficking. Tweddale spoke about how human trafficking thrives closer to home than many people realize. The article lists three...
25 Jun 2016
TechCrunch is reporting on a new app that is being used to identify hotel rooms in which human trafficking victims are being kept. People are encouraged to upload an image of the hotel room that they check into, creating a database of hotel room...

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