„I love, don’t beat” campaign in Poland

„I love, don't beat" is a slogan of an antiviolence social campaign carried out during September and October in Poland. The aim of the campaign was to prevent family violence and change social attitudes toward the problem. It was targeted at those experiencing family violence, perpetrators of violence, as well as for representatives of institutions responsible for the prevention of violence in the family.

Global Report 2008 on ending legalized violence against children

In October Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children and Save the Children Sweden published a Global Report 2008: Ending legalized violence against children.

New violence prevention website

WHO and Liverpool John Moores University's Centre for Public Health have launched a new website highlighting what works to prevent violence. Addressed to policy-makers and violence prevention researchers, practitioners and advocates, the website is a useful tool providing data-base of information on effective violence prevention programmes.

”Have a Peaceful Dream” in support of children victims of sexual abuse

On 23rd November a telethon in support of children victims of sexual abuse "Have a Peaceful Dream" has been broadcasted on the first Macedonian National TV Channel. The event was initiated by the Centre for Institutional Development and the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi.



FAS website in Russian

The first web based education on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Russian language has been recently developed by the Prevent FAS Research Group.

Childhood without Abuse Project Newsletter

The first issue of Childhood without Abuse Project Newsletter is already avaliable. This issue covers project activities and other child protection developments in Eastern Europe for the period of May - November 2008.

World Congress III against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, Brazil

On 25th - 28th November 2008, following the 1996 Stockholm and 2001 Yokohama global forums, Brazil will host the World Congress III against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Rio de Janeiro.

Internet safety through Council of Europe online game

Wild Web Woods is an online game developed by the Council of Europe. It's a useful tool for teaching children aged about 7 - 10 basic Internet safety in a fun and friendly fairy tale environment. The game currently exists in 20 languages, including Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Romani.

20 November: Universal Childrens Day

Universal Children's Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution in 1954, which encouraged all countries to observe this day by promoting mutual exchange and understanding among children and to initiate actions for the welfare of children. This year the day coincides with 19th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

EFSC conference: Integration of marginalized youth

The European Federation for Street Children is organizing a conference "Promoting integration of marginalized children and youth through social inclusion: schooling, vocational training and participation". The event will be held on 4th - 5th December 2008, in Verona, Italy.