The CoE Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse – regional conference in Athens

On 26 and 27 June second of the CoE regional conferences concerning sexual abuse of children took place in Athens, Greece.
The conference was a part of Europe wide action to encourage ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.

ECHR Judgement - sexual abuse case in Poland

Below you can find European Court of Human Rights Judgement delivered on 19 June 2007, in the case of W.S. v. Poland (Application no. 21508/02).

Among others, the case concerns interviewing a child victim of sexual abuse.


XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Towards a Caring and Non-Violent Community: A Child's Perspective

The XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress will take place September 7-10, 2008, in Hong Kong, China. It will be organized in collaboration with Against Child Abuse (ACA).

When a child is a witness in court

The brochure When a child is a witness in court, published in the frame of Childhood without Abuse Project, is addressed to child witnesses' parents and caregivers. It explains parents' rights as well as the rights of their children within court procedures.

Preventing violence and reducing its impact: how development agencies can help

There's a new document released by WHO and the Violence Prevention Alliance: Preventing violence and reducing its impact: how development agencies can help. Targeted towards development assistance agencies, United Nations organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations, the document highlights how the health, psycho-social, and economic consequences of violence impede development.

Another Me: transformation from pain to power – online exhibition


A unique photographic project put in place by Terre des hommes allowed 126 trafficking survivors in the care of Sanlaap, non-governmental organization based in Kolkata, India, to go through a healing journey of psychological transformation.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2008

New Trafficking in Persons Report 2008 is available. The report, issued annually by U.S. Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, is a valuable tool to raise global awareness and take effective actions against human trafficking. This year's report covers 170 countries.

You can download the report here

WorldForum 2008: Early Intervention and Prevention

Each year the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) holds an international conference known as the WorldForum, which is co-hosted by one of its member organisations. This year, from 29th September to 1st October 2008, the WorldForum is being held in Cardiff, Wales and is being co-hosted by Children in Wales.

New report on Childhood without Abuse Project

The report describes three years of implementation of Childhood without Abuse Project. The project, launched in 2005, aimed at developing a comprehensive system of support and protection for abused and neglected children. The project has been implemented in seven countries of Central and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine.

Raise your hand against smacking!

On 15 June 2008, in Zagrzeb, Croatia, the Council of Europe will start a Europe-wide awareness-raising initiative against corporal punishment of children "Raise your hand against smacking". The campaign will focus on the need to ban corporal punishment of children and promoting positive parenting.