Abuse can affect the lives of people regardless of age, gender or social status. Although people most often associate abuse with physical violence, it can come in many different forms including verbal abuse. Because of the nature of verbal abuse, its damaging effects are often underestimated and misunderstood. This can be a problem for people who are the victims of it. In addition, it can make it difficult for people who suspect that a friend or loved one is being verbally abused. To help combat verbal bullying it is important to educate people and raise awareness.
The National Network for Children - Bulgaria, Eurochild, Child Rights Connect, ChildPact and UNICEF – Bulgaria host the 7th Regional Meeting of NGOs Children’s Rights Coalitions in Europe to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 28 to 30 April 2014.
The Children’s Rights Coalitions Meeting is intended to build on the discussions and learning from the meetings in Berlin (1998), Stockholm (1999), Vilnius (2002), Brussels (2005), Bucharest (2008) and Florence (2010).
Social Activities and Practices Institute launches a Call for Proposals for a small project for the establishment of Resilience Resource Center in Moldova and Latvia, in order to support deinstitutionalisation.
The 'Our Voices' project is coordinated by the International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. It is a three-year, pan-European initiative funded by the Oak Foundation, the University of Bedfordshire and other supporters.
After a long tradition of silence, sexual child abuse is being more and more denounced and becoming a public and political topic.
Children victims of violence: systemic approach in prevention and protection_international conference in Moldova
The conference took place on 12 and 13 of November. It was organized by National Center for Child Abuse Prevention in partnership with Child Rights Information Center and gathered professionals from the child protection field from Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Great Britain, France.
Conference sessions revolved around helping children exposed to violence and abuse, as well as protecting the rights of children involved in legal proceedings. Domestic and international experts spoke about systemic solutions for preventing crimes against children; they also discussed methods, projects and initiatives offering practical assistance to children-victims of crime and their families.