Child Trafficking

Conference on refugee and asylum-seeking children in UK

BASPCAN AND UCLAN conference "Issues in safeguarding refugee and asylum-seeking children" will take place on 15th April 2010 in University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK.

The aim of the event is to focus on the particular challenges of safeguarding foreign children - both those who arrive in UK with their families and those who are unaccompanied. It will bring together scholars and practitioners, as well as campaigners for the rights and wellbeing of young refugees.

CRC on prevention of the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography in Poland

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued Concluding Observations regarding the report on implementation of Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography submitted by the Polish government.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2009

US Secretary of State published the ninth Trafficking in Persons Report. The aim of the publication is to inspire new actions against this phenomenon and increase governmental and nongovernmental cooperation worldwide. The publication contains descriptions of countries of origin, transfer and destination.

You can download the report here

South Eastern Europe: Regional Child Trafficking Response Programme

Child trafficking continues to be a serious concern in South Eastern Europe, with high numbers of children trafficked for exploitative purposes. Despite increased attention and responses to the issue over the past years the capacity of governments to undertake effective measures to prevent trafficking and protect children who have suffered from being trafficked remain limited. The main obstacle are weak child protection systems, lack of financial and technical resources, limited understanding of factors that make children exposed to trafficking and failure to address the root causes and the structural dimension of the problem. Save the Children in Albania is contributing to fight against child trafficking in the region by conducting the Regional Child Trafficking Response Programme (CTRP).