IPS: New EP declaration on child trafficking

According to the Inter Press Service article by David Cronin, EU is on it's way to take a new stand against trafficking in children.

Although with the Amsterdam Treaty trafficking in human beings has been named as an area of responsibility for the EU as a whole, the problems associated with trafficking are left unsolved and numbers of children trafficked within the EU are rising.


Good Parent - Good Start programme

"Good Parent - Good Start" is a preventive programme carried out by the Nobody's Children Foundation from Poland. It is the first Polish programme aimed at preventing the abuse of the youngest children (children under 3).



Respect works out!

"Respect works out!" is a European project coordinated by the German organisation Association for a New Education (ANE) in partnership with NSPCC in the UK and the Nobody's Children Foundation in Poland, financed by the EU in the frame of Daphne programme.

Respect works out! project publications

Publications developed in the frame of the "Respect works out!" project are already available. They aim to help parents to understand children's behaviour better and provides useful advice on how to avoid situations getting out of control.

School Free from Violence Project

"School Free from Violence" is a project implemented in Bulgaria by UNICEF, the State Agency for Child Protection, Sofia Municipality, Ministry of Education and Science, and other institutions. The project aims toward creating a safe and supporting school environment through direct interaction with children, teachers and parents in the school.

Interdisciplinary help for child victims of crime, abuse and neglect

No. 23/2008 of the periodical "Abused Child. Theory, Research and Practice" published by the Nobody's Children Foundation was dedicated to the problem of systemic help for abused children, which is also the leading theme for the current year's Childhood Without Abuse Project activities.

Ukrainian media about child trafficking

The growing problem of child trafficking and child abuse through prostitution is raising concerns in Ukrainian media. The Epoch Times, in an article based on UN report, states that children aged from 13 to 18 make ten percent of trafficking victims in Ukraine.



Swansea University: Rights of the Child Conference

On 19th September 2008, conference devoted to the rights of the child will be held at Swansea University, UK. The conference will bring together leading international experts who can reflect on the driving forces behind the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the long process leading to its adoption. Their presentations will revisit contemporary political and academic debate, the concepts and the visions eventually reflected in the text of the Convention and will consider how far expectations and aspirations as to its implementation have been fulfilled.



AFP: Children’s homes in Bulgaria

As described in a recent article by Agence France Presse, Bulgaria is struggling to modernize its child homes network. Child care system is badly affected by lack of qualified personnel, abuse cases and inadequate adoption regulations. Recent dramatic incidents proved that safety of 8 000 abandoned children in Bulgaria is at risk.


Full version of the article is available here.




IPS about Romania: State Grows Up in Looking After Children

Inter Press Service presents and article by Claudia Ciobanu on the reform of child care system in Romania.
Main element of the transformation, which started in 2001, was the switch from placing children in care institutions to finding them a place in a more family-type units or with a foster family.