Latvia ratifies the Lanzarote Convention

18.08.2014 - Latvia is the 32nd country to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

The Convention will enter into force as regards Latvia on 1 DecemberAugust 2014.

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

World Day against Trafficking in Persons
World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Launch of new campaign on childrens right to information: Protect children, end censorship

Increasing numbers of States are blocking children's access to information on spurious grounds of protection, with sex education, sexuality and drug use the main targets of censorship. These restrictions are doing more harm than good, according to a new CRIN policy paper, which outlines how access to honest, objective and age-appropriate information is vital for children's enjoyment of their human rights, including to life, health and protection.

Global Campaign Against Child Pornography.

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
'Child pornography has become a global crisis!', warns the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC).


ECPAT celebrates 24 years fighting against modern slavery.

ECPAT was born on 1 May 1990, when a few good people came together with a common concern for children caught in modern slavery. It was clear that there was a growing trend in the use of children for sex tourism - not a topic that many wanted to acknowledge, much less address, at that time.

Verbal Abuse

Abuse can affect the lives of people regardless of age, gender or social status. Although people most often associate abuse with physical violence, it can come in many different forms including verbal abuse. Because of the nature of verbal abuse, its damaging effects are often underestimated and misunderstood. This can be a problem for people who are the victims of it. In addition, it can make it difficult for people who suspect that a friend or loved one is being verbally abused. To help combat verbal bullying it is important to educate people and raise awareness.

7th Regional Meeting of NGOs Childrens Rights Coalitions in Europe

The National Network for Children - Bulgaria, Eurochild, Child Rights Connect, ChildPact and UNICEF – Bulgaria host the 7th Regional Meeting of NGOs Children’s Rights Coalitions in Europe to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 28 to 30 April 2014. 
The Children’s Rights Coalitions Meeting is intended to build on the discussions and learning from the meetings in Berlin (1998), Stockholm (1999), Vilnius (2002), Brussels (2005), Bucharest (2008) and Florence (2010).

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the establishment of Resilience Resource Center in Moldova and Latvia

Social Activities and Practices Institute launches a Call for Proposals for a small project for the establishment of Resilience Resource Center in Moldova and Latvia, in order to support deinstitutionalisation.

Our voices: opportunity to get involved with the project

The 'Our Voices' project is coordinated by the International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. It is a three-year, pan-European initiative funded by the Oak Foundation, the University of Bedfordshire and other supporters.

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November

Child abuse, especially sexual abuse, is a universal and alarming problem and increased attention and efficient protection skills and prevention measures are necessary at family-, local-, national- and international level.

After a long tradition of silence, sexual child abuse is being more and more denounced and becoming a public and political topic.