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.
According to the Commissioner for Human Rights for the Council of Europe, Nils Muižnieks, child labour might be growing in Europe in the wake of the economic crisis. Governments need to monitor this situation and to use the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Social Charter as guidance for preventive and remedial action.
National conference "Listen to the child" organized by the Social Activities and Practices Institute was held on June 27 and 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference brought together judges, prosecutors, and representatives of the National School for Legal Protection of Youth at the Ministry of Justice of France, municipalities and regional directorates of the Ministry of Interior, the Regional Directorates for Social Assistance and departments for child protection, as well as NGOs.