Situation of young children in Latvia

Latvian Centre "Dardedze" has published a report on situation of young children in their country.

Abused Child Quarterly on Resilience

The new edition of NCF' s quarterly publication „Abused Child. Theory, reserch and pracitice" has been just issued. Its main topic is resilience. The authors try to explain why some children in spite of their adverse experiences and bad conditions for development adapt positively and their development is not disturbed.

Protect me- I am small: omnibus survey results

Research report on the awareness and necesity of the campaign „Protect me- I am small" has been published by Lithuanian „Children Support Centre" and Latvian „ Center against Abuse: Dardedze" .

Protect me- I am small

SAPI, "Centre Dardedze" and Children Support Centre have published leaflets and posters within "Protect me -I am small campaign" carried out in the framework of "Child without abuse" project.

Publication for parents on effective parenting

The brochure by Children Support Center on effective and positive parenting "Let's grow together" has been published by Bulgarian SAPI, Lithuanian Children Support Centre and Latvian „Centre against Abuse: Dardedze" in the framework of the project „ Childhood without Abuse" and this year social awareness campaign "Protect me- I am small".

 



Violating chilrens rights: Harmful practices based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition

The International NGO Council on Violence against Children has just issued a report on violating children's rights: harmful practices based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition.Each year, thousands of children die worldwide and the childhoods and development of millions more are scarred by harmful practices perpetrated by parents, relatives, religious and community leaders and other adults. All violations of children's rights can legitimately be described as harmful practices, but the common characteristic of the violations highlighted in this report is that they are based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition and are perpetrated and actively condoned by the child's parents or significant adults within the child's community.

9th Conference Helping Children - Victims of Crime

On 22nd and 23rd of October took place the 9th International Conference „Helping Children-Victims of Crime" organized by Nobody's Children Foundation, the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Social Policy of Warsaw's City Hall.
Conference sessions revolved around helping children exposed to violence and abuse, as well as protecting the rights of children involved in legal proceedings. Domestic and international experts spoke about systemic solutions for preventing crimes against children; they also discussed methods, projects and initiatives offering practical assistance to children-victims of crime and their families.

Fighting child pornography on the Internet: between legislation and concrete action

The seminar will take place on 29th and 30th of November in Madrid. In light of the recent adoption of the 2011 EU Directive aimed at combating sexual abuse and exploitation of children as well as child pornography, this event is intended as a platform to debate and assess the new EU legislation and to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area of law.
The aim of the new EU instrument is to respond effectively to the challenges of new technologies that have made child pornography much more widely available.

4th International Conference “Safe Belarus for Children”

The IV International Conference "Safe Belarus for Children" under the general heading "Child Protection from Violence System: progress achieved and new approaches" takes place in Minsk, from the 11th to the 13th of December, 2012.
INGO Ponimanie warmly invites leading experts and professionals from the Region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia to share their ideas and provide information about the progress achieved in the work of Child Protection systems of the Region. Among the main issues that are going to be discussed there are Child Protection from Abuse System, including Reporting on Child Helplines and Hotlines, Child Friendly Investigation and Trial, Treatment of Abused Children, Missing and Exploited Children, Child Protection in Parental Divorce and Domestic Violence. Accepted participants will not have to pay the Registration Fee at the conference. Abstract submission is extended till November 15, 2012.

142 Million Girls Could Be Married before 18 in the Next Decade

Acording to the report Marrying too young: end Child Marriage released yesterday (11th October) by the United Nations Regulation Funds (UNFPA), by 2030 the number of child brides marrying each year will have grown from 14.2 million in 2010 to 15.1 million, that is over 14 per cent if current trends continue. It was also stated that one in three girls in developing countries (excluding China) will be married before 18.
The report also finds that, despite laws to prevent its practice, child marriage has remained mostly constant in developing countries over the past decade.