Vest: Macedonian Criminal Code undergoes changes

As recent article in Vest Newspaper announces, the Ministry of Justice in Macedonia has proposed changes concerning child abuse to be made in Criminal Code. Amendments are the Government's response to the ongoing rise in the cases of sexual assaults of children.

Newsletter BRISTLY No. 33

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Eurochild’s Annual Conference: focus on child poverty in Europe

Eurochild in partnership with Family, Child and Youth Association (Hungary) has opened its 5th Annual Conference today in Budapest, Hungary. The theme of the conference is: "Including Children: a child rights approach to child well-being".

V National Conference: Helping children – victims of crime

V National Conference „Helping children - victims of crime" took place on 27th - 28th October 2008, in Warsaw, Poland.
As in the previous years, the main aim of the event was to find new ways of improving the situation of children who fell victims of crime, Main theme of the conference was assistance to children who experienced violence and abuse, as well as protection of child witnesses taking part in legal procedures. Conference sessions featured many Polish and international experts active in the field of child protection, including Kevin Browne (UK), Nancy Chandler (USA), Peter Adriaenssens (Belgium) and Lars Lööf (Sweden).

Problem of paedophilia in the Republic of Macedonia

Interview given by Dragi Zmijanac, executive director and founder of the First's Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi, concerning the problem of paedophilia in the Republic of Macedonia.

Paedophiles are castrated in Denmark

The European legislature have no mercy on paedophiles. The most severe punishments are passed, most common being life imprisonment. In Norway the paedophiles are having a microchip-locators implanted, whereas in Denmark chemical castration is done to paedophiles recidivists.

Support for victims of sexual abuse in Macedonia

On 26th September, CIRa (Institutional Development Centre) and First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi, launched a campaign for establishment of Fund for Support of Children and Youth Victims of Sexual Abuse.

Nova Makedonija: Police arrests will not solve child beggars problem

Nova Makedonija explains why police attempts to keep children away from begging in the streets fail.

According to First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi, picking children from the streets and placing them in day care centers, which they leave after a few hours, is not a sustainable solution. Long term solutions are needed, like engaging children in educational process and providing social apartments and employment for their family members.

See it, Hear it, Say it awarded

See it, Hear it, Say it campaign was conducted in Poland between January and February 2007. It was created on pro bono basis by advertising agency DDB Warszawa for the Nobody's Children Foundation.
The campaign was based on media messages - press, online, and outdoor advertising - and launching a special website,

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).