National Survey of Child and Youth Victimization in Poland

In 2012, Nobody's Children Foundation carried out a research project that aimed at providing a comprehensive diagnosis of the problem of child abuse in Poland. "National Survey of Child and Youth Victimization in Poland" was a representative survey on a sample of 1005 students aged 11-17 from all regions of Poland covering more than 20 forms of victimization including: family and peer violence, neglect, conventional crime and sexual victimization among others.

Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Poland

In the report GRETA admits that the Polish authorities have taken a number of important steps to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings. The social assistance, aliens' and labour legislation have been developed since 2007 to provide for a number of rights for victims of human trafficking. The criminalisation of trafficking in human being, as defined in the Convention, took effect in September 2010.

Protect my Future - Why child protection matters in the post-2015 agenda?

Protect my future
Protect my future
The widespread failure to protect children is a global crisis, with 0.5-1.5 billion children experiencing violence each year (Pinheiro 2006), 150 million girls and 73 million boys who are raped or subject to sexual violence (WHO 2000), and 115 million children engaged in extremely harmful forms of work (ILO 2010). This global crisis represents a major violation of children's rights; an unacceptable situation, which must be remedied urgently, no matter what the costs.

STUDY ON CHILD VICTIMS OF CRIME AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS: THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA CASE

According to a new study released on April 24, 2013 by the National Center for Child Abuse Prevention (CN PAC), in co-operation with SOCIOPOLIS Center of Investigations and Consultation, Moldova experienced an increased number of cases in the criminal justice system that involved child victims of crime, mainly children aged 10-16. The study was conducted with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Moldova Civil Society Strengthening Program (MCSSP), implemented by FHI 360

Resolution of the Council of Europe on fighting child sex tourism

On 23 April , the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has adopted the resolution on "Fighting child sex tourism".

Child protection in Europe_ the latest edition of Terre des hommes newsletter

Terre des hommes has just issued a new newsletter in which you can find the latest information regarding child protection in Europe.

 

 



Social campaign against corporal punishment in Latvia

Bad tradition
Bad tradition
On 4th of April Latvian Center Dardedze started the campaign called "Bad tradition" developed and conducted last year in Poland. Its aim is to raise awareness of parents and professionals in the field of child abuse prevention and to encourage the witnesses of abuse and violence to intervention.

More information about the campaign in Latvia

 



New law on the protection of children against the negative impact of public information in Moldova

On March 7, the Moldovan Parliament adopted the Law on the protection of children against the negative impact of public information.
The law aims to establish criteria of negative impact of public information on children; clear provisions and standards on the spread information; rights, and obligations of the actors involved in developing, preparing, broadcasting, and supervising this activity of public interest.


SAPI published Review of the child protection system and children’s welfare in Bulgaria – Report for 2012

The report is published every year in the frame of the partnership international projects: „Childhood without Abuse - Toward a Better Child Protection System in Eastern Europe Project", financed by OAK foundation and „Protecting the right of child-victims of crime to psychological assistance and child-friendly interviewing procedures", financed by the "Fundamental rights" program of the European Commission.

Children trafficked for exploitation in begging and criminality - new report

Teams of police, prosecutors, child welfare professionals and NGO experts from Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden have made site visits in the four countries looking at the challenges facing law enforcement and child protection when it comes to protecting children suspected of being trafficked for exploitation in begging and/or in criminality.

The four site visits and the final roundtable meeting gave numerous opportunities to analyse obstacles for access to protection for child victims and difficulties in prosecuting the perpetrators.