International Conference: Ending Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice Systems

Defence for Children International invites for an international conference and training: Ending Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice Systems: From Words to Action. The event will take place from 1st to 3rd October 2008, in Brussels, Belgium.

Social campaign “Begging handicaps my future”

On 7 August 2008 a public information campaign against child trafficking and forced begging was launched in Kosovo. The campaign, sponsored by the OSCE Mission and implemented by Terre des Hommes, aims to raise public awareness of the problem of children being exploited as beggars.

Coalition for child-friendly interviewing in Bulgaria and Poland

One of partner organisations in Childhood without Abuse Project - Social Activities and Practices Institute from Bulgaria - decided to become more involved in tackling the problem of children taking part in legal procedures.To increase cooperation between the Bulgarian organisation and the Nobody's Children Foundation from Poland, a new initiative - "Coalition for child-friendly interviewing" Project - was taken up.

Goals of the new project are:

Child sexual abuse: issues and challenges

„Child sexual abuse: issues and challenges", edited by Megan J. Smith, presents a series of recent and significant research from around the globe. The topics include developmental consequences of childhood sexual abuse, distinguishing between true and false memories of sexual abuse, sexual aggression at schools.

A guide to using intermediaries

„What's my story? A guide to using intermediaries to help vulnerable witnesses" was published by British Office for Criminal Justice Reform.

An intermediary is a person who assists a vulnerable witness understand questions and then communicates the witness's responses.

Social campaign Say No

Say No campaign aims at raising awareness of the problem of sex tourism from European countries. The campaign was launched on 27 June 2008 as an initiative of Jules Maaten, European Parliamentarian, and Fred Teeven, Dutch Parliamentarian, together with a group of other European MPs, members ALDE group in the European Parliament.

EURONET is looking for Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer

The European Children's Network (EURONET) is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to coordinate new NGO campaign to combat violence against children in Europe.

„Your Honour, I have the right not to be scared” creation awarded

On 20th June 2nd Edition of Direct Marketing Contest „Golden Arrow" took place in Warsaw. In the non-profit category, the award was given to the Gown, creation in the frame of the second stage of the Child as a Witness campaign, conducted under the slogan „Your Honour, I have the right not to be scared". The creation was prepared for the Nobody's Children Foundation by advertising agency - VA Strategic Communication Poland.

Fifth Regional Meeting of NGO children rights coalitions in Europe

Save the Children Romania is organizing the fifth Regional Meeting of NGO Children's Rights Coalitions in Europe, in Bucharest, on 27th - 30th October 2008. About 100 representatives of the civil society from 20 European countries are expected to take part in the event.

2nd International Conference “Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online”, 18th -19th September 2008, Warsaw

The 2nd International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will take place at the Kyriad Prestige Hotel in Warsaw, on 18th -19th September 2008.
The conference is organized by the Polish and German Internet safety nodes, which work together within the framework of the European Commission Safer Internet Plus Programme. The main partner of the event is the TP Group Foundation.