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  • Children are exposed to trafficking and exploitation in begging and criminality. Read the report…

    Under a project supported by the Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Unit and the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, 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 […]

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  • ROBERT report: Analysis of interviews with online child sex offenders.

    The fourth and last report from the ROBERT project – “Online behaviour related to child sexual abuse – Creating a private space in which to offend. Interviews with online child sex offenders” –  is now available on the ROBERT website for download. It can also be ordered in hard copy from the Children’s Unit .

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  • German expert report about “Sexually Transgressing Children: Practical Approaches and their Empirical Foundations”

    Report – An expert report of Peter Mosser for the Informationcentre Child Abuse and Neglect at the German Youth Institute in Munich. Over the past years, sexual transgressions among children have drawn attention initially in the practical fields of work and finally with some delay also in research. The first and foremost goal is to protect […]

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  • Prostitution-Related Crimes and Child Trafficking in Poland – A case file study

    This report presents conclusions from research on prostitution-related crimes and the crime of trafficking in children for commercial sexual exploitation. The English translation is the summary of the full version of the report available in Polish. The case-file study presented in this report was meant to fill the gaps in our knowledge about exploiting children in prostitution, […]

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  • Research report on life situation of children living in Warsaw residential care institutions

    Report – This research was conducted in the framework of Mario project. In 2009, the project – funded by the Oak Foundation – started to better protect children on the move through the reinforcement of the capacities of national, regional and European authorities, decision and policy makers. The project Mario implements activities at both national and transnational level. It […]

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  • Child trafficking in the European Union: challenges, perspectives and good practices

    The report is based on the study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) which finds out that a significant number of women and children fall victim to human trafficking in the European Union. Despite of it the number of convictions in cases of child trafficking is very low. A lot of children disappear from […]

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  • Pilot projects in the German Federal States. Summary of Results

    Pilot projects – A diverse range of support services already exist in Germany that provide childraising support for families with infants and small children in difficult circumstances and so contribute to preventing neglect and abuse. The National Centre on Early Prevention presents practical experiences and the accompanying research in a compact form in this brochure; this includes […]

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  • National Centre on Early Prevention in Germany

    In the context of an action program initiated by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth on ‘Early Prevention and Intervention for Parents and Children and Social Warning Systems’, the Federal Centre for Health Education and the German Youth Institute jointly introduced an interdisciplinary ‘National Centre on Early Prevention’  in May […]

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  • Plan of Action 2011 of the Federal Government of Germany for the Protection of Children and Teenagers from Sexual Violence and Exploitation

    German government adopted in September 2011 a new ‘Plan of Action for the Protection of Children and Teenagers from Sexual Violence and Exploitation’. It follows up the Plan of Action from 2003 and takes into account findings and recommendations outlined by the Round Table on the Sexual Abuse of Children and the World Congress in […]

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  • UNICEF report: Child Trafficking in the Nordic Countries

    This report looks at the situation in the five Nordic countries regarding children that are victims of trafficking or where there are suspicions that they are.

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  • Child Safety Online – Global challenges and strategies. A new report from UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

    Innocenti’s new report, conducted in partnership with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) in the UK, discusses the nature and scale of sexual abuse and exploitation of children online. The report pinpoints key areas that are essential to create a safer environment for children on the Internet.

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  • Report from the Danish action plan to combat human trafficking 2011 – 2014

    Click to download the report from the implementation of the Action Plan.

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  • The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, report on child trafficking into the UK

    This report provides an overview of trends and patterns in the trafficking of minors into and within the UK from 1 January – 15 September 2011. This data gives a general indication of the scale of child trafficking over this period. The report is built on data from the UK National Referral Mechanism with the UK Human Trafficking […]

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  • New Report on Age Assessment published by the Separated Children in Europe Programme

    The Age Assessment Thematic Group of the Separated Children in Europe Programme has produced a report on age assessment which summarises current laws, policies and practices related to age assessment in 16 countries in Europe collected by SCEP partners between June and November 2010. The main purpose of the report is to give an overview of the […]

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  • Separated, asylum-seeking children in European Union Member States Comparative report 2010

    Separated, asylum-seeking children in European Union Member States, a comparative report from 2010. In 2009, the FRA investigated the conditions of life and the experiences with legal procedures of separated, asylumseeking children, engaging directly with them, as well as with adults responsible for their care. Drawing on evidence from interviews with 336 children and 302 […]

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  • Anthropological analysis of young victims of human trafficking

    “Maneuvering towards subjectivity – an anthropological analysis of young victims of human trafficking in Italy” is a master’s thesis in anthropology made by Trine Mygind Korsby at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark in August 2008. This thesis has been translated into English in December 2010 by Adrienne Mannov. Human trafficking is a […]

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  • European Union’s NGO Alliance for Child Safety online, eNACSO, launches its Digital Manifesto

    The European Union’s first dedicated NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO) launched its Digital Manifesto on 14 November 2009 during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Egypt. eNACSO was delighted to have Ms. Vivienne Reding (EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media) as a keynote speaker at the launch reception for the Digital Manifesto. ‘The global […]

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  • Adolescents’ experiences of sexual abuse

    Dissertation by Gisela Priebe, Lunds University.

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  • Undocumented children – All I want is to land

    Save the Children Sweden published “Undocumented children – All I want is to land” from the knowledge gained about children living in Sweden without documents. Their dreams, ambitions and strengths are captured through this description of how they have come in contact with the project workers.

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  • UNODC launches a Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

    A Global Report on Trafficking in Persons launched in February 2009 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides new information on trafficking in persons. Based on data gathered from 155 countries, it offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking and what is being done to fight it. It includes: […]

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  • WGCC 2nd Plan of Action on Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children

    At the WGCC meeting in Oslo on 1st of October 2008, the group adopted its 2nd Plan of Action on Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children.

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  • Child Trafficking for Sexual Purposes

    Child Trafficking for Sexual Purposes was a contribution of ECPAT International to the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25-28 November 2008.

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  • World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

    ECPAT International to the World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25-28 November 2008 Exploitation of children in prostitution Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation of Children Online Online Child Sexual Abuse: The Law Enforcement Response Private Sector Accountability in Combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

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  • Young People’s Voices on Child Trafficking: Experiences from South Eastern Europe

    UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre has recently issued a working paper, “Young People’s Voices on Child Trafficking: Experiences from South Eastern Europe,” prepared by Mike Dottridge. “Mindful of the important contribution that young people can make to our understanding of the issues that concern them, in 2005 and 2006 UNICEF arranged for children and young people who […]

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  • Kids Abroad: Ignore them, abuse them or protect them?

    The study Kids Abroad, published by Terre des Hommes, is an attempt to summarise what we have learnt about protecting children on the move from abuse and exploitation. It also draws on the experience of other child rights agencies. As you would probably expect the main message of the study emphasises that it is feasible and desirable […]

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  • Children on the Move – A new report from Save the Children, UK.

    Away from Home – Millions of children are on the move today, both within and between countries. They move with or without their parents. Many of them are very vulnerable to the worst forms of exploitation and abuse. Yet, the needs and interest of children on the move are largely absent from mainstream debates on migration, child protection, […]

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  • Trafficking and the Need for Global Justice

    Joanna, 15, sat in the dim restaurant weeping and crying, her shoulders shook, she dabbed her eyes to wipe away the flowing tears with tissues. Were they tears of joy at being rescued from her cruel and vicious captors or was it emotional release of pent up fear and stress that she endured in the […]

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  • Cyberbullying campaign launched in Poland

    STOP cyberbullying campaign now launched in Poland! Media and education campaign “STOP cyberbullying” The “STOP cyberbullying” campaign organised by the Nobody’s Children Foundation and ad agency VA Strategic Communications comprises TV and radio spots, and press advertisements (attached). The campaign promotes Helpline, where children, parents and professionals working with children can raise concerns about dangerous […]

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  • ‘Internet predator’ stereotypes debunked in new study

    “Online Predators” and Their Victims: Myths, Realities and Implications for Prevention, published in the February/March issue of American Psychologist. The journal is published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Study by Janis Wolak, JD, David Finkelhor, PhD, Kimberly Mitchell, PhD and Michele Ybarra, PhD, at the Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire […]

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  • Children with abusive experiences online

    Report from the expert meeting organised by the Swedish Children’s Welfare Foundation and the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk. The report presents the interventions made at the meeting and the discussions and conclusions following these.

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  • Abused Online

    This report looks at how Swedish psychologists and social workers meeting with children deal with children with experiences of online abuse and violence. The report is in English and is part of a project implemented by BUP Elefanten at Linköping University Hospital, through a grant from the World Childhood Foundation.

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  • The Frail Chain – Support for Child Victims of Trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region

    The Frail Chain EN, RU – The Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk, the WGCC, today launches the report “The Frail Chain – Support for Child Victims of Trafficking” written by Svante Weyler. The report is built around interviews made with young people victims of trafficking and focuses on the assistance measures implemented to support children […]

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  • The Baltic Sea Regional Study on Adolescent Sexuality

    The Baltic Sea Regional Study on Adolescent Sexuality is a unique study coordinated by Dr Svein Mossige, Dr Carl-Göran Svedin and Dr Mare Ainsaar. 20 000 young persons around 18 years of age, in six different countries participated. They have responded to questions on what kind of experiences they have of their families, themselves, of voluntary […]

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  • The Baltic Sea Regional Study on Adolescent Sexuality

    In this unique study coordinated by Dr Svein Mossige, Dr Carl-Göran Svedin and Dr Mare Ainsaar, 20 000 young persons around 18 years of age, in six different countries participated. They have responded to questions on what kind of experiences they have of their families, themselves, of voluntary sexual relations and of sexually abusive relations. What […]

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  • Collateral Damage – The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights Around the World

    Report – According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights anti-trafficking measures “shall not adversely affect the human rights and dignity of persons, in particular the rights of those who have been trafficked and of migrants, internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers”. However, human rights defenders have become more and more concerned that […]

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  • Collateral Damage – The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights Around the World

    The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women published the report Collateral Damage – The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights Around the World. Eight human rights and trafficking experts were commissioned to look at the policies and practices instituted in one country, and respond to the questions: Have anti-trafficking measures provided scope for a greater […]

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  • Project Report and Evaluation of the In-flight Spot “Witness” – Part of the “Please disturb | Bitte Stoeren” campaign by terre des hommes

    Report – The in-flight advertisement `Witness´ was produced by the campaign `Please disturb´, one of several long-standing communication activities by the international children´s relief organisation terre des homes aimed at fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism. In April 2006 “Witness” was published, two airlines are showing it on their flights and it has been broadcast by […]

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  • What sexually abused children remember and report: Minding the gap. Doctoral Dissertation by Lina Leander, Department of Psychology, Göteborg University

    What abused children remember and report, a thesis aimed at investigating how sexually abused children, in cases where the abuse has been documented, remember and report about the abuse during police interviews.  

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  • Trafficking in women and girls into sexual exploitation in EU-25. The impact of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union on trafficking and counter-trafficking measures in the Baltic States

    “Trafficking in women and girls into sexual exploitation in EU-25. The impact of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union on trafficking and counter-trafficking measures in the Baltic States” is a master thesis by Eva Buchholz that examines for the first time the impact of the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union on the phenomenon […]

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  • Questionnaire concerning professional experiences in treating child and adolescent victims of on-line sexual exploitation.

    This is a global questionnaire which purpose is to gather information about contact with and treatment of children who have been sexually exploited via the Internet. The purpose is twofold; firstly to acquire knowledge about problems or issues that children have to deal with as a consequence of on-line victimisation. Secondly how therapists work with these issues […]

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  • Sexual Exploitation of Children in Latvia, Research Report from Riga Christian Street Children Centre

    Report – In the preface, the researchers in this project states: “In Latvia, child prostitution has not yet been sufficiently realized and studied, sometimes existence of this problem is even denied (nobody has informed the law enforcement institution about such facts). Due to the abovementioned reasons, by encouragement and financial support of the OAK Foundation and Nordic […]

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  • Save the Children Sweden publishes Annual Report on Children Residing in Sweden without Proper Documents

    Report – Save the Children Sweden introduced in March 2006 a website in several languages, a free telephone line and an e-mail address for children and young people who live in Sweden without the proper papers. One important observation that can be made after the first year of this project is that undocumented children are primarily treated […]

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  • Baltic Sea Region Comprehensive Assistance to Children Victims of Trafficking

    In this programme funded by the European Commission through the Daphne II programme, Save the Children Sweden and Oak Foundation, the WGCC trained experts in care, protection and rehabilitation of children victims of trafficking. The links below include reports from the BSR CACVT training programme along with tools and materials produced and utilised by the […]

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  • The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

    Handbook – IOM has had some 13 years of experience in implementing counter-trafficking activities and has provided assistance to over 14,000 victims of trafficking in all regions of the world. This Handbook summarizes and systematizes this experience. IOM recognizes that each victim is unique and requires and desires different assistance. As well, the nature of trafficking is […]

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  • The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

    The IOM published its Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking. IOM has had some 13 years of experience in implementing counter-trafficking activities and has provided assistance to over 14,000 victims of trafficking in all regions of the world. This Handbook summarizes and systematizes this experience. IOM recognizes that each victim is unique and requires and […]

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  • The Problem of Child Abuse: Attitudes and Experiences in Seven Countries of Central and Eastern Europe – Comparative report

    Report – The studies were conducted in 2005/2006 in seven East European countries: Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine. Their main objective was to assess public attitudes, especially those held by professionals working with children, toward the problem of child abuse, as well as professionals? experience in undertaking interventions in such cases and their […]

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  • Distilling Elements of Good Practice: The Action Programme against Trafficking in Minors for Sexual Purposes

    The Action Programme against Trafficking in Minors for Sexual Purposes by ECPAT provided an opportunity to address this multi-faceted violation of the human rights and dignity of children. In this framework, the design and formulation of project activities were based on the assumption that it was necessary to work simultaneously on strengthening law enforcement, enhancing prevention […]

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  • Distilling Elements of Good Practice: The Action Programme against Trafficking in Minors for Sexual Purposes

    ECPAT published  Distilling Elements of Good Practice: The Action Programme against Trafficking in Minors for Sexual Purposes. The Action Programme provided an opportunity to address this multi-faceted violation of the human rights and dignity of children. In this framework, the design and formulation of project activities were based on the assumption that it was necessary to […]

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  • Final report on the implementation of Safer Internet Programme in Poland in 2005-06

    Final report on the implementation of Safer Internet Programme in Poland in 2005-06. In Poland within the Programme since 2005 two projects have been conducted: Awareness – which aims at raising awareness of Internet-related threats and Hotline – dedicated to combating illegal content on the Internet. Organizations involved in these two activities are Nobody’s Children Foundation […]

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  • Trafficking for Forced Labour in Europe. Report on a study in the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Portugal

    This report by ASI – Anti slaverylooks at the various sectors and industries in which trafficking into forced labour occurs including agriculture, construction, domestic work and hospitality.

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  • Contemporary slavery in the UK

    This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the existence of slavery in the UK today. It reviews the different forms modern slavery takes, such as trafficking of women and children for sexual or domestic labour, forced labour or debt bondage.

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  • Trafficking for Forced Labour in Europe. Report on a study in the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Portugal

    Trafficking for Forced Labour in Europe. Report on a study in the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Portugal Report on a study in the UK, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Portugal. This report looks at the various sectors and industries in which trafficking into forced labour occurs including agriculture, construction, domestic work and hospitality.

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  • Contemporary slavery in the UK

    Contemporary slavery in the UK looks at the existence of slavery in the UK as of 2007. It reviews the different forms modern slavery takes, such as trafficking of women and children for sexual or domestic labour, forced labour or debt bondage.

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  • Human Trafficking Survey by IOM – Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria

    This report presents the results of national representative surveys in Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The objectives of the survey were to analyze general public attitudes towards employment abroad and human trafficking as well as to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking in these five countries. The research main objectives were to apply survey techniques to […]

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  • Human Trafficking Survey by IOM – Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria

    This report presents the results of national representative surveys in Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. The objectives of the survey were to analyze general public attitudes towards employment abroad and human trafficking as well as to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking in these five countries. The research main objectives were to apply survey techniques to […]

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  • ECPAT – Global Monotoring Report on the status of action against commercial sexual exploitation of Children – SWEDEN,

    Report – Sweden is seldom viewed as a country where children are victimised through commercial sexual exploitation, but a number of studies have indicated that both girls and boys are exploited through prostitution, pornography and trafficking for sexual purposes. Child sex tourism as practiced by Swedish nationals in foreign destinations, is also particularly problematic.

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  • Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress and Dissociation Among Swedish Adolescents: Evaluation of Questionnaires

    Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress and Dissociation Among Swedish Adolescents: Evaluation of Questionnaires. Author: Doris Nilsson, Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine Document The main aim of this thesis has been to investigate trauma and dissociation among Swedish adolescents and to evaluate the psychometric properties such as reliability and various kinds of validity of three […]

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  • Save the Children Europe Group publishes policy paper on Victim Identification of children abused in Internet related crimes

    Save the Children Europe group presents this policy paper in response to the fact that very few children abused for the production of child abuse images are being identified, despite the existence of primary evidence within the abusive pictures. In a society where child sexual abuse is shrouded in secrecy and denial, the vast majority of abused […]

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  • BSR CACVT Mapping Project – Describing cases of children trafficked in the Baltic Sea Region

    With support from the EU Daphne Programme, the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk commissioned a report that describes cases of children that are trafficked in the region. The mapping started on the 1st of November 2006 and continued until the 31st of October 2007. A description of the project is available in […]

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  • Human Trafficking – Seminar on Identification of Children at Risk of becoming Victims of Human Trafficking. Organised by the Finnish Presidency in Helsinki 31 October – 1 November 2006.

    Conclusions from the Seminar on Identification of Children at Risk of becoming Victims of Human Trafficking The Finnish EU Presidency identified the fight against human trafficking as one of its priorities in the field of justice and home affairs. In combating trafficking, the Presidency emphasizes three cross-cutting principles: a human rights and victim-centred approach; enhanced […]

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  • ECPAT international launches its Global Monitoring Report on the status of action against the commercial sexual exploitation of Children

    ECPAT International stands for “End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes”. ECPAT is the only International NGO that operates from Bangkok with network members in more than 76 countries world wide. In December 19, the organisation will be launching a Global Monitoring Report on the status of action against the […]

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  • ENOC: State Obligations for the Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

    Date: 12.12.2066 Author: European Network of Ombudsmen for Children (ENOC) Document title: ENOC: State Obligations for the Treatment of Unaccompanied Children By the term “unaccompanied children” (also called “unaccompanied minors”), ENOC refers to all persons under 18 years of age who are outside their country of origin unaccompanied by an adult responsible for them (whether […]

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  • ENOC: State Obligations for the Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

    The European Network of Ombudsmen for Children (ENOC) published  ENOC: State Obligations for the Treatment of Unaccompanied Children. By the term “unaccompanied children” (also called “unaccompanied minors”), ENOC refers to all persons under 18 years of age who are outside their country of origin unaccompanied by an adult responsible for them (whether by law or […]

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  • The State of the World´s Children 2007

    Date: 11.12.2006 Author: Unicef Document title: The State of the World´s Children 2007 Examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. URL http://www.unicef.org/sowc07/docs/sowc07.pdf Information type: Annual report Attachment sowc07 (1875Kb)

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  • COMBATING THE TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES – A TRAINING GUIDE

    Date: 15.11.2006 Author: ECPAT Europe Law Enforcement Group Programme against Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes in Europe in cooperation with ECPAT International Document title: COMBATING THE TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES – A TRAINING GUIDE The resources in this Manual are for the use of trainers who are seeking to train multi-stakeholder groups […]

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  • Combating the Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes – A Training Guide

    The ECPAT Europe Law Enforcement Group Programme against Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes in Europe in cooperation with ECPAT International has published Combating the Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes – A Training Guide. The resources in this Manual are for the use of trainers who are seeking to train multi-stakeholder groups consisting of professionals who […]

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  • Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People – An anthology on prevention and treatment

    Members of the Danish Research Network on Sexual Abuse of Children has published the anthology: “Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People – an anthology on prevention and treatment”. The anthology consists of 14 articles concerning following topics : What is child sexuality and how does it develop, the scope of sexual abuse, prevention of […]

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  • Sexual Abuse of Children and Young People Placed in Residential Institutions – Scope and Measures Taken

    New research from AKF in Denmark concerning children and young people placed in residential institutions. These children are a particularly exposed group in terms of the risk of sexual abuse. A study of residential institutions in Denmark shows that the majority of residential institutions have received children and young people who have been sexually abused […]

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  • Understanding Online Social Network Services and Risks to Youth – STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES

    Date: 01.12.2006 Author: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre Document title: Understanding Online Social Network Services and Risks to Youth – STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES Social Networking sites are rapidly becoming central to the way young people forge relationships but in doing so have triggered significant public concern for child welfare. We are witnessing growing concerns – […]

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  • Human Trafficking – Seminar on the Identification of Children at Risk of Becoming Victims of Human Trafficking, Helsinki 31 October 1 November – Draft Seminar Conclusions

    The Council of the European Union has published Human Trafficking – Seminar on the Identification of Children at Risk of Becoming Victims of Human Trafficking, Helsinki 31 October 1 November – Draft Seminar Conclusions. The aim of the Seminar was to address the issue of identification of children at risk from a practical and operational point […]

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  • REPORT with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on fighting trafficking in human beings – an integrated approach and proposals for an action plan (2006/2078(INI))

    Date: 21.10.2006 Author: Edit Bauer Document title: REPORT with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on fighting trafficking in human beings – an integrated approach and proposals for an action plan (2006/2078(INI)) Human trafficking is a trade in human misery that affects 100,000 people in the EU annually. The total worldwide […]

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  • REPORT with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on fighting trafficking in human beings (2006/2078(INI))

    REPORT with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on fighting trafficking in human beings – an integrated approach and proposals for an action plan (2006/2078(INI)). Human trafficking is a trade in human misery that affects 100,000 people in the EU annually. The total worldwide is believed to be about 7 times […]

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  • Revised Guidelines regarding initial reports submitted by CRC States Parties for the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children

    Date: 13.11.2006 Author: UN OHCHR Document title: Revised Guidelines regarding initial reports submitted by CRC States Parties for the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography entered into force in 2002, and States […]

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  • United Nations Secretary-General´s Study on Violence against Children

    The United Nations Secretary General has appointed an Independent Expert, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, to lead a global study on Violence Against Children. The Study, rooted in children’s human rights to protection from all forms of violence, aims to promote action to prevent and eliminate violence against children at international, regional, national and local levels. http://www.violencestudy.org/IMG/pdf/English.pdf […]

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  • 2006 – Statement following the Ministerial Roundtable Conference on the Social Aspects of Trafficking

    The Statement following the Roundtable Conference on the Social Aspects of Trafficking held 31 October 2006. It was the first time where the Ministers for Social Affairs in the Nordic Countries had the opportunity to meet their colleagues from the Baltic Sea Countries to discuss the social impact of trafficking in human beings in the particular context of trafficking related to […]

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  • Innocenti Social Monitor 2006: Understanding Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

    The report finds that disparities in child well-being have increased, both between countries and within countries, with a widening gap in the access and quality of social services. “Child poverty should be the number one concern of governments in the region” said Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for CEE/CIS Countries.”Children continue to be placed in […]

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  • World Perspectives on Child Abuse – Seventh Edition (2006)

    Date: 13.09.2006 Author: The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Document title: World Perspectives on Child Abuse – Seventh Edition (2006) This publication offers a unique view of the state of child maltreatment policy and practice in over 70 countries. Edited by Deborah Daro, PhD, Chapin Hall Center for Children […]

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  • Connecting to Children A Compilation of Child Helpline Data Third Edition, 2004 Data

    Date: 27.09.2006 Author: Child Helpline International Document title: Connecting to Children A Compilation of Child Helpline Data Third Edition, 2004 Data Helplines take an active role in responding to children’s calls in several ways including, but not limited to, providing medical assistance; reuniting missing children with their families; rescuing sexually abused young people and child […]

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  • Ending Physical and Humiliating Punishment of Children. Making it Happen

    Date: 10.11.2006 Author: Save the Children Denmark Document title: Ending Physical and Humiliating Punishment of Children. Making it Happen As a part of UN Study on Violence against Children Save the Children has published this report “Ending Phsycical and Humiliating Punishment of Children. Making it Happen” URLhttp://www.redbarnet.dk/Files/Filer/sexuelt_misbrug/UNStudyonViolenceagainstChildren_1.pdfInformation type: Report Attachment UNStudyonViolenceagainstChildren_1 (520Kb)

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  • 10 Essential Learning Points:Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys

    Date: 10.11.2006 Author: save the children Denmark Document title: 10 Essential Learning Points:Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys As a part of UN Study on Violence against Children Save the Children has published this report “10 Essential Learning Points: Listen and Speak out against Sexual Abuse of Girls and Boys. […]

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  • Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children

    Date: 2006.10.10 Author: UN Secretary-General Document title: Report of the independent expert for the United Nations study on violence against children The UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence Against Children. The Study is a joint initiative, directly supported by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and […]

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  • Visible Evidence – Forgotten Children

    Date: 2006.10.10 Author: Save the children Document title: Visible Evidence – Forgotten Children In a society where child sexual abuse is shrouded in secrecy and denial, the vast majority of abused children and adult survivors remain silent about the abuse they have suffered. Coercive techniques (grooming) of child sexual abuse offenders and the failure of […]

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  • “Transnational Protection of children: The case of Albania Greece 2000-2006” Terre des Hommes report published

    The publication recognizes that both Albania and Greece have made significant efforts to end child trafficking and support NGOs initiatives in both countries. However it identifies as main existing gaps the weak enforcement of social legislation and vulnerability of certain communities. Addressing these issues ensures the resilience of children and families against trafficking. From the […]

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  • “Transnational Protection of children: The case of Albania Greece 2000-2006” Terre des Hommes report published

    “Transnational Protection of children: The case of Albania Greece 2000-2006” recognizes that both Albania and Greece have made significant efforts to end child trafficking and support NGOs initiatives in both countries. However it identifies as main existing gaps the weak enforcement of social legislation and vulnerability of certain communities. Addressing these issues ensures the resilience of […]

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  • Children in Orphanages and Special Schools in Armenia: Potential Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation

    Date: 08.09.2006 Author: OSCE Document title: Children in Orphanages and Special Schools in Armenia: Potential Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation A targeted study to reveal the level of trafficking-related awareness among institutionalized children and care leavers of orphanages and special schools of Armenia, by Armenian Relief Society URL http://www.osce.org/documents/oy/2006/09/20415_en.pdf Information type: Status report Attachment 20415_en (453Kb)

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  • Children in Orphanages and Special Schools in Armenia: Potential Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation

    The OSCE published Children in Orphanages and Special Schools in Armenia: Potential Victims of Trafficking and Exploitation, a targeted study to reveal the level of trafficking-related awareness among institutionalized children and care leavers of orphanages and special schools of Armenia, by Armenian Relief Society.

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  • Child Sexual Abuse – Disclosure, Social Support and Subjective Health in Adulthood.

    Thesis by Eva. M.C. Jonzon at the Department of Public Health and Sciences, Division for Psychosocial Factors and Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden. ChildSexualAbuseadulthood (374Kb) Published by   Created   01.09.2006 Updated   01.09.2006

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  • ACTION TO PREVENT CHILD TRAFFICKING IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

    Date: 30.05.2006 Author: Terre des hommes Foundation (Lausanne, Switzerland) & United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Document title: ACTION TO PREVENT CHILD TRAFFICKING IN SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE The report outlines some key findings and recommendations from an assessment of the efforts to prevent child trafficking in South Eastern Europe. Its main purpose is to increase understanding […]

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  • Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South Eastern Europe

    The Terre des hommes Foundation (Lausanne, Switzerland) & United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) developed report on the Action to Prevent Child Trafficking in South Eastern Europe. The report outlines some key findings and recommendations from an assessment of the efforts to prevent child trafficking in South Eastern Europe. Its main purpose is to increase understanding of […]

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  • RESOURCE BOOK for Law Enforcement Officers on Child Trafficking

    Date: 03.04.2006 Author: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Document title: RESOURCE BOOK for Law Enforcement Officers on Child Trafficking The Resource Book presents current good practices and recommendations, recognized by an international team of experts having extensive knowledge on the topic. The publication further includes innovative techniques and practical information based on inputs from national […]

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  • RESOURCE BOOK for Law Enforcement Officers on Child Trafficking

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) published a RESOURCE BOOK for Law Enforcement Officers on Child Trafficking. The Resource Book presents current good practices and recommendations, recognized by an international team of experts having extensive knowledge on the topic. The publication further includes innovative techniques and practical information based on inputs from national and international experts […]

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  • Victimization of child residents in Polish care institution. RESEARCH REPORT.

    In 2005 Nobody`s Children Foundation conducted the first RESEARCH of the victimization of child residents in Polish care institution. The victimization – including sexual abuse – of institutionalized children has never been systematically studied or diagnosed in Poland. The research findings presented in this report have helped us define the incidence of the traumatic experiences […]

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  • State reports – Concluding observations: Latvia

    Date: 02.06.2006 Author: COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Document title: State reports – Concluding observations: Latvia While the Committee recognizes the existence of legislative measures to address sexual exploitation and trafficking of children, including the national programme on the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings 2004-2008, and training of law enforcement personnel, the […]

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  • Residents’ rights in child protection units in Norway

    On behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality, NOVA (Norwegian Social Research) and FAFO (Institute for Labour and Social Research) carried out a study of young peoples rights while under residential care in Norway. This report presents the results from the first countrywide questionnaire study including users of residential care ever conducted in […]

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  • Meeting Report for attention of the CDPC – 1 st Meeting, Strasbourg 22-24 May 2006

    Date: 09.06.2006 Author: The committee of experts on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse (PC-ES) Council of Europe Document title: Meeting Report for attention of the CDPC – 1 st Meeting, Strasbourg 22-24 May 2006 The meeting had two main objectives, namely the promotion of children’s rights within the Council of Europe […]

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  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2006

    Date: 06.06.2006 Author: U.S Department of State Document title: Trafficking in Persons Report 2006 The Department of State is required by law to submit a Report each year to the U.S. Congress on foreign governments’ efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons. This Report is the sixth annual TIP Report. It is intended […]

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  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2006

    The U.S Department of State Document has published its Trafficking in Persons Report for 2006. The Department of State is required by law to submit a Report each year to the U.S. Congress on foreign governments’ efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons. This Report is the sixth annual TIP Report. It is intended […]

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  • The End of Child Labour: Within Reach

    Date: 07.04.2006 Author: International Labour Organization (ILO) Document title: The End of Child Labour: Within Reach The report attributed the reduction in child labour to increased political will and awareness and concrete action, particularly in the field of poverty reduction and mass education that has led to a “worldwide movement against child labour”. Through its […]

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  • Protecting children from Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Violence in Disaster & Emergency Situations

    Date: 30.03.2006 Author: Ecpat International – Italian Embassy Document title: Protecting children from Sexual Exploitation & Sexual Violence in Disaster & Emergency Situations This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations. It is not intended to be an academic […]

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  • Human Trafficking in the Russian Federation

    E.V. Tiurukanova and the Institute for Urban Economics for theUN/IOM Working Group on Trafficking in Human Beings has published a report on Human Trafficking in the Russian Federation. This report presents an overview of the situation and responses to trafficking in human beings in the Russian Federation up to December 2005.

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  • Young people trading or selling sex – a guidance

    On assignment by the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Equality, NOVA (Norwegian Social Research) has developed a guidance on young people trading or selling sex. It is written by Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Karin Sasaoka and Svein Mossige. Target groups are social services, health, education, police and all other agencies and professionals who may work with […]

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  • Building a Europe for and with children – Facts about Children and Violence

    Date: 15.05.2006 Author: Council of Europe Document title: Building a Europe for and with children – Facts about Children and Violence These figures from UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO), the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations show that the children of Europe are as vulnerable to violence as any in the world. We […]

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  • National Comparative Study of Children and Young People with High Support Needs in Australian Out-of-Home Care

    This is the final report of a national research project undertaken between November 2003 and August 2005. The reportpresents the findings of Australia´s first national comparative study of 364 children. http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/NR/rdonlyres/830F1DAF-4647-4909-938D-12236A3ADA8B/0/FinalGOVTreportprofilestudy_2.pdf Report Attachment Out-of-Home Care(558Kb)

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  • Eurobarometer survey on Safer Internet

    Date: 28.04.2006 Author: European Union Document title: Eurobarometer survey on Safer Internet The Eurobarometer survey presents the attitude of European Union citizens towards illegal and harmful content on the Internet and their knowledge of how to protect their children against it. It covers 25 Member States, candidate and acceding countries and was conducted in December […]

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  • Trafficking in Persons – Global Patterns

    Date: 20-04-2006 Author: United Nations – Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Document title: Trafficking in Persons – Global Patterns The report, entitled Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns, is the United Nation’s first attempt to provide a global overview of the depth and scope of the problem, chart trafficking patterns and lay out a challenge […]

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  • Trafficking in Persons – Global Patterns

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published Trafficking in Persons – Global Patterns. The report is the United Nation’s first attempt to provide a global overview of the depth and scope of the problem, chart trafficking patterns and lay out a challenge to the international community to intensify efforts to fight the problem.

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  • Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons, especially women and children

    The United Nations Commission on Human Rights has published a Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons, especially women and children. Section I outlines the Special Rapporteur’s activities during this reporting period. Section II is devoted to a thematic study on the relationship between trafficking […]

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  • Awareness Raising for Roma Activists on the Issue of Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe

    Date: 2006-04-11 Author: OCHR / ODIHR Document title: Awareness Raising for Roma Activists on the Issue of Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe Based on the general overview offered by the participants and consultants of the regional roundtable, Roma are especially vulnerable to becoming victims of trafficking. This is particularly the case for children, […]

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  • 3rd ECPAT International Assembly Report Booklet

    Date: 18.02.2006 Author: Ecpat Document title: 3rd ECPAT International Assembly Report Booklet The Third ECPAT International Assembly wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 participants from the ECPAT Network took part in workshops, roundtables and other meetings on network development, campaigning, child sex tourism, child and youth participation and numerous other topics of […]

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  • Awareness Raising for Roma Activists on the Issue of Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe

    Awareness Raising for Roma Activists on the Issue of Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe is based on the general overview offered by the participants and consultants of the regional roundtable, Roma are especially vulnerable to becoming victims of trafficking. This is particularly the case for children, as they fall through the state social protective […]

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  • Report of the eighteenth meeting of the TASK FORCE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN TOURISM

    Date: 2006-03-10 Author: World Tourism organization Document title: Report of the eighteenth meeting of the TASK FORCE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IN TOURISM The Task Force to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation in Tourism held its eighteenth meeting in Berlin on 10 March 2006, as part of parallel events held during ITB. The […]

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  • Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review 2006

    Date: 2006-04-06 Author: International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children ICMEC Document title: Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review 2006 Study of child pornography laws in 184 Interpol member countries around the world has produced alarming results: more than half of these countries (95) have no laws addressing child pornography and in many other […]

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  • Save the Children Sweden starts helpline for undocumented children

    http://www.utanpapper.nu – Save the Children Sweden today introduces a web site in Swedish, English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, a toll-free telephone number and an e-mail address for children and young people from other countries who live in Sweden without proper documents. The idea behind the pilot project is to give separated children – be they former asylum […]

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  • Keeping children safe – A toolkit for child protection

    Date: 16.02.2006 Author: Keeping Children Safe Coalition Document title: Keeping children safe – A toolkit for child protection A new child protection toolkit, produced by the Keeping Children Safe Coalition, will be launched on 30th March in London by Professor Paulo Pinheiro, the Independent Expert for the UN Study on Violence Against Children. URL http://www.crin.org/docs/kcs_flyer.pdf Information type: […]

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  • Save the Children and the Separated Children in Europe Programme: Position Paper on Dublin II and Separated Children

    Save the Children and the Separated Children in Europe Programme have published a position paper titled: “The Implementation of the Dublin II Regulation and the Best Interests of Separated Children”. Save the Children welcomes the European Commission’s review of the Dublin II Regulation and hopes that this analysis and subsequent changes will improve protection of […]

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  • Child and Youth (Welfare) Policy in Europe. Current Positions and Outlook

    Date: 22.01.2006 Author: Child an Youth Welfare Association Document title: Child and Youth (Welfare) Policy in Europe. Current Positions and Outlook The German Child Welfare Association strongly promotes the development of a European perspective on child and youth welfare services and policy within scientific discussions – most notably with the establishment of the expert committee […]

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  • Save the Children and the Separated Children in Europe Programme: Position Paper on Dublin II and Separated Children

    Save the Children and the Separated Children in Europe Programme have published a position paper titled: “The Implementation of the Dublin II Regulation and the Best Interests of Separated Children“. Save the Children welcomes the European Commission’s review of the Dublin II Regulation and hopes that this analysis and subsequent changes will improve protection of […]

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  • TransMonee 2005 – Data Indicators and Features on the State of Children in CEE/CIS and Baltic States

    The MONEE project was initiated in 1992 to monitor, analyze and disseminate information on social and economic trends affecting children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltics as these countries entered into a new era of political, economic and social change. Correspondents in 27 National Statistical Offices contribute data, […]

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  • Children looked after and their right to participation in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, article 12

    Research has been conducted on children’s participation in review meetings, a method for reviewing foster and residential care. The method is tested within the national project Children’s Needs in Focus (BBIC) inspired by the British Integrated Children’s System and operated by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) in Sweden. http://www.soch.lu.se/wpaper/PDF/WP2006-1.pdf Report Attachment WP2006-1 […]

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  • Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, Juan Miguel Petit

    This report is submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/44. The resolution calls upon all States, inter alia, to take the necessary measures to eliminate the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography by adopting a holistic approach and addressing the contributing factors, including, underdevelopment, poverty economic disparities, inequitable socio-economic structures, […]

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  • New publication of Nobody`s Children Foundation about child trafficking

    New publication Nobody (23Kb) Published by   Created   21.11.2005 Updated   21.11.2005

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  • Victimization of child residents in Polish care institution – the nationwide study conducted in 2005 by Nobody`s Children Foundation.

    Results of research in enclosed document. Victimization of child residents in Polish care institution (27Kb)

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  • An important step in Denmark concerning child trafficking

    An important step concerning child trafficking has been taken recently in Denmark: In September 2005 The Danish Government made an appendix to the governmental plan of action to combat trafficking in women. The appendix includes child trafficking, primarily children trafficked in preparation for sexual exploitation. The appendix will develop a model for preparation of repatriation […]

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  • Identifying good practice in the deinstitutionalisation of children under five years from institutions across Europe: Summary of research

    Results of research in enclosed article   Daphne II (108Kb)

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  • Mapping the number and characteristics of children under three in institutions across Europe at risk of harm: Executive Summary

    Research project Daphne Programme in collaboration with WHO regional Office for Europe and the University of Birmingham UK Results of research in enclosed article. Daphne summary 1 (45Kb)

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  • “Violence Against Children in Cyberspace” ECPAT international launches new report

    Weak laws and fragmented industry action is exposing children around the world to increasingly serious violence through the Internet and other cyber technologies, according to a new report released on the 11th of November 2005. The report, Violence Against Children in Cyberspace, says violence against children through new technologies is pervasive, causes deep and lasting […]

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  • National Action Plan Combating Human Trafficking in Finland

    The Government in its general session on 25 August 2005 approved the national action plan against human trafficking. The action plan is the first ever proposal for comprehensive measures to combat human trafficking in Finland. A central precondition of the action plan, drawn up from the human rights perspective, is rapid identification of and assistance […]

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  • “Position paper regarding online images of sexual abuse and other Internet-related sexual exploitation of Children”

    By Save the Children Europe Group. “This position paper gives an overview of the problem of child sexual abuse and exploitation in relation to the Internet and other online technologies, from a children’s rights perspective. It does not attempt to cover all aspects of the problem. It is based on the UN Convention on the […]

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  • Full report from the Kiev Expert meeting on Care, Protection and Assistance to Children Victims of Trafficking

    Meeting report EN, RU – The lack of assistance to boys and girls, victims of trafficking in the region of the Baltic Sea States has been recognised as one area of priority as the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk continues the programme “Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children in the Baltic Sea Region”. The report from the […]

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  • Situation paper: Level of protection, care, psychological, medical and social assistance as well as short or long term placements available for children victims of trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region

    A situation paper EN, RU based on input from professionals with experiences in working with children at risk in the Baltic Sea Region and from the discussion at the expert meeting: “Building Competence and Capacity on Care, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Children Victims of Trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region”, Kiev on 26th to 27th of April 2005. […]

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  • Worlds Apart? Sexual Behavior, Contraceptic Use and Pornography Consumtion among Young Women and Men. Dissertation by Elisabet Häggström-Nordin, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

    In this thesis diffrent issues about sexual behavior, contraception and pornography consumtion among high school students and young people were studied. These include: high schools students knowledge about, experience of and attitude towards the emergency contraceptive pill(paper l); sexual behaviour among high school students (paper ll); sexual behavior and consumtion of pornography and an exploration […]

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  • Video training course in Russian on rehabilitation of children that have been sexually abused.

    This video training on Psychological rehabilitation of children survivors of sexual abuse was produced by a team at the Women’s Consortium of Ukraine. It targets caregivers at orphanages, boarding schools, shelters and those who have a possibility of a long-term support and systematic care to children, where the abused children are likely to be found. […]

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  • The Norwegian Government’s Plan of Action on combating trafficking

    In February 2003 the Norwegian government launched an action plan on combatting trafficking in women and children. In June 2005 a follow-up plan for the years 2005-2008 was presented. The special situation for children is given seperate attention.

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  • Council of Europe expert report on “Children in institutions: prevention and alternative care”

    Report, Council of Europe Recommendation – The Council of Europe in May of 2004 approved the expert report written by Mr Bragi Gudbrandsson from Iceland, on behalf of the Working Group on Children at Risk and in Care. The report and the work has led on to the adoption of the Council of Europe Recommendation 2005:05 concerning […]

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  • The UN Study on Violence Against Children. Web site resource launched.

    The regional Consultation on Violence against Children in Europe and Central Asia will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 5-7 July 2005. It will contribute to the Study on Violence against Children, requested by the United Nations General Assembly, due to be published next year. May 31st is the official launch of the web site/resource package […]

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  • Interviewing Child Witnesses by Anneli Larsson

    The general aim of this thesis was to examine interviewing techniques for child witnesses. Specifically, the effectiveness of the cognitive interview with children was investigated. In addition, the self-reported practice of police officers who interview child witnesses was explored. Interviewing Child Witnesses, Anneli Larsson (27Kb)

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  • “Responsibility in transition: 16-year olds´ understandings of sexual exploitation.”

    “Responsibility in transition: 16-year olds´ understandings of sexual exploitation” (NOVA Rapport 13/04) is a study done by Ingrid Smette at the Norwegian Social Research. This study explores how adolescents understand concepts relating to sexual exploitation and abuse. Furthermore, it investigates their perceptions of youths? and adults? different roles in relationships that the judicial system defines […]

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  • “Exchange, love, abuse. Sexuality among adolescents on the fringe.” A new report from the Norwegian Social Research

    “Exchange, love, abuse. Sexuality among adolescents on the fringe” is written by Camilla Jordheim Larsen and Willy Pedersen (NOVA Rapport 10/05). The background for this report is recent research on adolescents who sell sex. The studies have brought to light a long range of experiences that involve the exchange of sex for other goods, but […]

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  • NIFC Hotline opens in Poland

    Poland is first among the new EU Member States to have opened a contact point for combating illegal content on the Internet. The Polish hotline was launched on 1 January 2005. Providing the NIFC Hotline (National Initiative for Children Hotline) is the latest addition to a series of NASK’s projects that aim to support Internet […]

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  • National Assessment to National Action Plans on Social Inclusion (Estonia)

    National Assessment to National Action Plans on Social Inclusion. Increasing the Visibility of Children and Young People. Assessment and data are elaborated by Estonian Union for Child Welfare. Comparative report about situations of EU-member countries is available http://www.eurochild.org/cgi-bin/eurochild/baseweb2.exe nap_report (251Kb) nap_stat_figures (339Kb) Created   05.05.2005 Updated   05.05.2005

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  • Child physical abuse – reports and interventions a thesis by Charlotta Lindell, Linköping University Sweden

    Child physical abuse (75Kb)

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  • “CHILDREN ARE NOT FOR SALE” – Polish raise awareness campaign

    Project named “Children are not for sale” started March this year/conducted by Nobody’s Children Foundation/ sponsored by British Embassy. Basic aims: – to raise awareness of professionals dealing with unaccompanied alien children such as border guards, police, social workers, on child trafficking. – to develop basic tools of identification of potential child victims of trafficking […]

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  • Prostitution in Sweden 2003 -Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes of Key Informants by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare

    The National Board of Health and Welfare has, in accordance with the Proposition on Women’s Safety (Kvinnofridspropositionen 1997/98:55), been assigned by the Swedish government to gather information on and to monitor the extent and development of prostitution, and of social measures applied at the local level. The first report in connection with that assignment was […]

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  • Sieciaki.pl – a new project on safe web surfing education

    The celebrations of the Safer Internet Day in Poland this year saw the launch of SIECIAKI (www.sieciaki.pl) – an innovative Internet project focusing on educating children and teenagers to use the Internet safely. SIECIAKI are kids that know the rules of safe Internet surfing and are struggling to eliminate ”evil” in the Web. They will […]

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  • Protecting children against corporal punishment – Awareness-raising campaigns – M.Sajkowska, L. Wojtasik

    Is smacking a child an acceptable form of punishment? The answer is no. However, research has shown that the vast majority of children throughout Europe have experienced some form of corporal punishment. This publication describes how to raise awareness, primarily through campaigns to reduce corporal punishment, and goes on to discuss how child abuse can […]

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  • Outcome of the OPC Questionnaire on Trafficking in Children 2004

    Report – In the meeting of the Task Force on Organized Crime int the Baltic Sea Region (OPC) in june 2004 in Sweden it was decided that a systematic collection of strategic information regarding trafficking in children in the diffrent member state should take place. The result of the questionnaire has been put together by Kajsa […]

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  • Outcome of the OPC Questionnaire on Trafficking in Children 2004

    Outcome – In the meeting of the Task Force on Organized Crime int the Baltic Sea Region (OPC) in june 2004 in Sweden it was decided that a systematic collection of strategic information regarding trafficking in children in the diffrent member state should take place. The result of the questionnaire has been put together by Kajsa Wahlberg/ det […]

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  • Changes in Polish legal system concerning child pornography on the Internet

    In the article are discussed changes in Polish law concerning production, distrubution and possesing of child pornography On the March 18th 2004 formal conditions to bring the Convention of the European Council on Cybercrime into force were met. On the same day Polish Parliament passed a new law   adjusting respective internal criminal regulations to the […]

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  • Girls on the Verge of Exploding? Voices on Sexual Abuse, Agency and Sexuality at a Youth Detention Home. Thesis by Carolina Överlien, Department of Child Studies, Linköping University

    The thesis can be ordered from the Department of Child Studies, Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping   arts301s.pdf abstract (17Kb) Published by   Created   19.11.2004 Updated   19.11.2004

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  • Paedophilia and Pornography on the Internet: Threats to Children

    Report from the first Polish survey on the phenomenon of pedophilia and pornography on the Internet conducted in 2003 by Nobody’s Children Foundation. The study focused on: children’s risky behavior on the Internet, experiences of unwanted chatting and sexual proposals and unwanted display of abuse images. The results confirmed among others that 87% of children […]

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  • CROGA – Self-help website

    Croga.org provides free, anonymous self-help resources for people who are worried about downloading and using illegal images (also called “child pornography”). We aim to help you understand and control your sexual feelings and fantasies about children as well as educate you about the consequences of using illegal images both for the children involved and for […]

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  • A summary of the dissertation “Children as Witnesses” by Gamst and Langballe, 2004

    The study “Children as Witnesses. An Empirical and Theoretical Investigation of the Communication Between Interviewer and Child in Interview Situations. Development of Interview Methodology” was carried out in the period 1998-2003, at the Faculty of Education, Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo by Gamst and Langballe. The dissertation addresses issues pertaining to the […]

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  • Street Careers in Germany between Families, Youth Welfare Services and Prison

    Lecture given by Dr. Hanna Permien (German Youth Institute) at the International Conference “Problems of vagrant Children” in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, 21st – 25th of October, 2003 VagrantChildren (68Kb)

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  • Publication: Children in street prostitution. Report from the German-Czech border

    The report is the result of years of systematic observations, discussions and interviews. The author has an in-depth insight into the prostitution and drug scene along the German-Czech border through her work with the social project KARO. Her report gives, for the first time, a detailed picture of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in […]

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  • Position Statement on the Circumcision of Boys. Published by Central Union for Child Welfare in Finland

    Presented to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM060:00/2003) The Central Union for Child Welfare considers that circumcision of boys that violates the personal integrity of the boys is not acceptable unless it is done for medical reasons to treat an illness. The basis for the measures of a society must be an unconditional […]

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  • Child sexual abuse and criminal sanctions

    The Commission is expected to present in October 2004 a legislative proposal to implement mutual recognition of convictions and on the interconnection of national criminal registers for crimes such as paedophilia, sexual attacks and crimes committed by repeat offenders. By the end of the year, the European Commission will present a White Paper on the […]

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  • Sexual exploitation of children in Sweden

    Final report from the Committee on knowledge about sexual exploited children in Sweden. Sexual exploitation of children comprises trafficking in children, child prostitution/sexual exploitation for payment and child pornography. The report contains a description of these three problem areas, relevant legislation is reported and risk factors identified. Investigations, measures and treatment for both victims and […]

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  • New Save the Children Publication “Responding to Child trafficking”- A practical handbook

    “Responding to Child Trafficking” – a handbook to child rights-based interventions draws from Save the Children’s experience in Southeast Europe. In May 2002, Save the Children initiated a Regional Child Trafficking Response Programme in Southeast Europe in an attempt to strengthen national and regional responses to child trafficking and to increase protection for trafficked children […]

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  • New Save the Children Publication “Responding to Child trafficking”- A practical handbook

    Responding to Child Trafficking – An introductory handbook” to child rights-based interventions draws from Save the Children’s experience in Southeast Europe. In May 2002, Save the Children initiated a Regional Child Trafficking Response Programme in Southeast Europe in an attempt to strengthen national and regional responses to child trafficking and to increase protection for trafficked […]

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  • PROSTITUTION – A SOCIAL PROBLEM? The views of prostitution`s nature, causes and effects in the Baltic States and north-western Russia

    Study “PROSTITUTION – A SOCIAL PROBLEM? The views of prostitution`s nature, causes and effects in the Baltic States and north-western Russia” compiled by Marion Pajumets focuses on opinion-makers`understanding of the problems of prostitution and suggested solutions. For more information, please take contact with Marion Pajumets, e-mail: marionpajumets@yahoo.com prostitution

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  • Specialist´s, who work with incest´s victims, view to the problem

    Natalija Jevšuk (2004)  studied the situation of incest in Estonia with a help of specialists, who work with incest’s victims and on the base of received from the research findings to acquaint with incest as social problem, which needs more attention. The data analysis shows that incest is a social problem, which is really presented […]

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  • Plan of Action on Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children in the Region of The Baltic Sea States

    The Working Group for Co-operation on Children at Risk on the 17th of May 2004, adopted a Plan of Action on Unaccompanied and Trafficked Children in the Region of the Baltic Sea States. The plan deals with children within the region plus Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova and that originate from the region. The initial Plan of […]

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  • Child Abuse. The Evaluation of the Situation in Child Care Institutions.

    The Lithuanian NGO Vaiko Namas, Child House, has published a study on the situation for children in child care institutions in Lithuania. The report, published in 2003, can be downloaded in full version below.   For more information on Child House, please visit their web site: www.children.lt Child house study (415Kb) Created   01.06.2004 Updated   […]

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  • Joint East West research on trafficking in children for sexual purposes in Europe. ECPAT Europe group report

    This “Joint East West research on trafficking in children for sexual purposes in Europe: the sending countries” (trafficking II) is the second part of a study undertaken by the ECPAT Europe Law Enforcement Group into the trafficking of children for sexual purposes in Europe. The first part of the study (Trafficking I) was published in […]

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  • Joint East West research on trafficking in children for sexual purposes in Europe. ECPAT Europe group report

    This “Joint East West research on trafficking in children for sexual purposes in Europe: the sending countries” (trafficking II) is the second part of a study undertaken by the ECPAT Europe Law Enforcement Group into the trafficking of children for sexual purposes in Europe. The first part of the study (Trafficking I) was published in […]

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  • Unaccompanied children in Poland – new program by Nobody’s Children Foundation and Polish Office of Repatriation and Aliens

    On the basis of agreement made with Polish Office for Repatriation and Aliens since January 2004 Nobody’s Children Foundation has involved in the procedure of interviewing unaccompanied minors staying in the territory of Poland. The cooperation was launched as a result of introducing a new law on providing protection for refugees staying in the territory […]

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  • Victimisation through the production and distribution of abuse images

    At the conference “Internet with a Human Face – A Common Responsibility” Dr Ethel Quayle from the University College of Cork, made a presentation on a number of current issues related to children that are being victimised through online abusive images. The presentation can be viewed by clicking the below link Warsaw Ethel Quayle (66Kb) […]

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  • Safer Internet – The rights of children to use the Internet without the risk of exploitation

    At the conference – Internet with a Human Face a Common Responsibility in Warsaw, Vernon Jones from Save the Children, Denmark made a presentation on Save the Children Denmark’s campaign on Safer Internet for children. The presentation may be accessed via the link below. chatsafety (427Kb) Created   07.04.2004 Updated   16.04.2004

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  • Trafficking in Children to Denmark – New report published by Save the Children Denmark

    Very little is known about trafficking in children to Denmark. This is primarily owing to the fact that trafficking is a clandestine endeavour – particularly when children are involved – and minors are often equipped with false papers indicating they are more than 18 years of age. The victims rarely come to the attention of […]

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  • Review of cases in which unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors in Sweden absconded during 2002

    Among those who seek asylum in Sweden are children and young people who arrive in this country without an accompanying legal guardian – they are known as unaccompanied minors. Sometimes they travel to Sweden with relatives, sometimes with the aid of smugglers. Sometimes they make their way to Sweden alone and unassisted. There are unaccompanied […]

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  • Conclusions from the conference “ASSISTANCE TO CROSS-BORDER VICTIMS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION” AN ACTION PLAN?

    The participants of the conference found it imperative to pursue a process of improving the situation of cross-border victims and agreed on the following recommendations directed to the Member States and the European Commission: The conclusions.

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  • Report from the NGO Conference on Separated and Trafficked Children in the Baltic Sea Region – Best Practice and Cooperation. Vilnius 14 – 16 September 2003

    Report – The conference was a response from the NGO community to one of the commitments made at a governmental conference in Stockholm in February 2003, regarding the importance of involving NGOs in the struggle against trafficking in children and in finding appropriate solutions to the problem of separated children crossing borders in the Baltic Sea […]

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  • Report from the NGO Conference on Separated and Trafficked Children in the Baltic Sea Region – Best Practice and Cooperation. Vilnius 14 – 16 September 2003

    Report – The conference was a response from the NGO community to one of the commitments made at a governmental conference in Stockholm in February 2003, regarding the importance of involving NGOs in the struggle against trafficking in children and in finding appropriate solutions to the problem of separated children crossing borders in the Baltic Sea […]

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  • Whose Children? – Separated Children’s Protection and Participation in Emergencies.

    This is a book that analyses issues of fostering, group care and other types of care arrangements for children and adolescents separated in situations of large-scale emergencies. The major focus of this book is on fostering in its many manifestations. UPDATE: This book appears to be out of print.

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  • Children’s Participation in Research: Reflections from the Care and Protection of Separated Children in Emergencies Project

    This paper reviews the experience of involving children in research. It examines the different ways in which children were involved. A key message is that the participation of children in research can be both empowering and validating for children. UPDATE: The book appears to be out of print.

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  • Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors: The Response of Law Enforcement

    This report, written by Janis Wolak, Kimberly Mitchell, and David Finkelhor is published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Washington, US. The report presents the results of “The National Juvenile Online Victimization (N-JOV) Study” which was undertaken to get a sense of the scope and types of law-enforcement activity in this […]

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  • Internet Sex Crimes Against Minors: The Response of Law Enforcement

    This report, written by Janis Wolak, Kimberly Mitchell, and David Finkelhor is published by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Washington, US. The report presents the results of “The National Juvenile Online Victimization (N-JOV) Study” which was undertaken to get a sense of the scope and types of law-enforcement activity in this […]

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  • Risk factors for child physical abuse

    This study maded by Helena Pukk (2002) investigates the risk and protective factors for child physical abuse (CPA) and Parent-to-child physical aggression (PCPA).Miler-Perrin & Perrin (1999) divided child maltreatment into six different categories: emotional neglect, physical neglect, educational neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. The hypothesis was that the risk and protective factors for […]

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  • Reflections of violence by children living at social welfare institutions of Ida-Virumaa

    This Master`s thesis (Siret Linde, 2002) study treats abuse of children in welfare institutions on the basis of scientific literature, questionnaires, essays of children in orphanages and everyday experience. 105 children, 64 girls and 41 boys aged 12-16 from six orphanages and one shelter home participated in the questionnaire. The results were analysed with the quantitative […]

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  • TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES IN EUROPE: THE SENDING COUNTRIES. Estonian country report

    Aire Trummal has composed the Estonian country report TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES IN EUROPE: THE SENDING COUNTRIES (2003). Like in other post-soviet countries, Estonian sex industry started to vigorously develop after the re-independence in the middle of 1990s when the number of brothels and those involved in prostitution increased tremendously. Drug trafficking, prostitution […]

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  • A Polish campaign on safer use of the Internet

    These photos (1, 2) are translated from a campaign launched by the Polish NGO Nobody’s Children Foundation.

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  • Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings adopted by OSCE

    The OSCE have adopted the Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings annexed to the attached Decision, in order both to incorporate best practices and an advanced approach into its anti-trafficking policies, and to facilitate co-operation among participating States, and tasks all OSCE bodies with enhancing participation in anti-trafficking efforts of the international community. […]

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  • Presentation of System of Preventive Work in Russian Federation by Galina Kupriyanova

    Ms Galina Kupriyanova, member of the Working Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk, active at the Youth Policy section at the Russian Ministry of Education, has prepared this presentation on Preventive work within the Russian Federation.

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  • Report – Early entry into prostitution

    In 1998 Liv Jessen at the Pro Center, the Norwegian national resource center on prostitution, published this report on how young girls become involved in prostitution. The study “Early entry into prostitution” is based on interviews with ten women, who entered into prostitution before the age of sixteen. The objective of the report is to […]

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  • Report – Early entry into prostitution

    In 1998 Liv Jessen at the Pro Center, the Norwegian national resource center on prostitution, published a report on how young girls become involved in prostitution. The study “Early entry into prostitution” is based on interviews with ten women, who entered into prostitution before the age of sixteen. The objective of the report is to […]

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  • New Report “When suspicion arises”

    Report published by the Institute of Social Research.

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  • Project JANUS

    A project for outpatient treatment of youth with sexually offensive behavior. Project JANUS for older children/youth with sexually offensive behavior is a part of the Danish Governments plan of action in fighting sexual abuse of children. The Ministry of Social Affairs finances this 3-year project. The Project offers: Psychological, social and educational treatment for the […]

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  • Guidelines on Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime

    The International Bureau for Children`s Rights (IBCR) elaborated together with a Steering /Drafting Committee of international experts from various disciplines, including law and victimology, guidelines on Justice for child victims and witnesses of crime. To recieve hard copies of the Guidelines or more information about the IBCR contact info@ibcr.org or the website http://www.ibcr.org. victim.pdf

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  • Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child

    How to approach the UN rapporteurs and independent experts. New report from Save the Children, Sweden This report provides information about the work of the UN special rapporteurs and independent experts and, in particular, makes recommendations on how the NGO community can strengthen the promotion and protection of children’s rights by the special procedures. The […]

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  • Community Based Care for Separated Children

    New report from Save the Children, Sweden. All over the world, children are separated from their parents, caretakers and communities due to armed conflict, natural disasters, pandemics and various forms of exploitation and abuse. The prevailing response to those who cannot return to their family and/or place of origin by authorities and aid agencies has […]

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  • UNICEF UK publishes a new report on the Trafficking of Children

    The face of child trafficking to the UK is changing, with children being transported from an increasing number of countries and traffickers widening their operations with new methods and destinations, said UNICEF UK in a report published July 30th 2003 as part of its End Child Exploitation campaign.  

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  • Save the Children Position Paper on Child Pornography on the Internet

    Position paper

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  • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report

    “The Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (US Department of State, 2003) is about modern day slavery and slave trading. The President, members of Congress, and I share a commitment to end modern day slavery. This report is an important diplomatic tool towards that goal. The report details international and U.S. efforts to end trafficking in persons, to protect […]

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  • Norway’s plan of action for combating trafficking in women and children

    Norway published a Plan of action and a Summary of the plan for combating trafficking in women and children. The plan was launched in February 2003 by the Ministry of Justice and the Police. The action was implemented over a three-year period. The total budget wasNOK 100 millions (app. EUR 1,3 millions). The following ministries helped finance the plan: […]

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  • Presentation on Demand Reduction

    At the Conference: “Stop Child Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery in Helsinki, Finland on June 1st to 3rd 2003, Ingrid Åkerman from the Committe on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Sweden made a presentation of their work specifically in relation to trafficking of children. The presentation was made under the theme of “Demand Reduction”.

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  • Kvinnoforums project against trafficking

    To address the growing problem of trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation , Kvinnoforum runs a networking project against trafficking. UPDATE: the project has since completed.

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  • 2003 Conference: Stop Child Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

    Pictured: H.E. President Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia, H.E. Prime Minister Anneli Jäätteenmäki of Finland, H.E. U.S. Ambassador to Finland Bonnie McElveen-Hunter.  On 1-3 June, in Helsinki, the US, Canadian and Swedish Embassies to Finland, the Finnish Government and the Council of the Baltic Sea States gathered some 150 delegates to share and improve practices, programmes and policies aimed at stopping trafficking in children. The Conference […]

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  • 2003 – Senior Officials Meeting on Unaccompanied Children from the Region of the Baltic Sea States

    Outcome document and Meeting report This meeting including senior officials from Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine  representatives from the European Commission, IOM and from UNHCR have, together with representatives from the NGO sector. On February 10th to 11th 2003s in Stockholm they discussed the issue of […]

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  • Action plan against sexual abuse and exploitation

    The German Federal Government passed beginning of March 2003 the “Action Plan against Sexual Abuse and Exploitation”.

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  • Conference on Unaccompanied Children

    A presentation by Mr Jan O. Karlsson, Swedish Minister for Development Co-operation and Asylum and Migration Policies opened the Conference on Unaccompanied Children in the region of the Baltic Sea States. Representatives from 14 countries discussed Interministerial and Intergovernmental co-operation to improve assessment, care and reintegration of unaccompanied children in the region.

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  • NGO perspective on Unaccompanied Children in the region of the Baltic Sea States

    Ms Annika Åhnberg, Chair person of Save the Children Sweden, opened the second day of the meeting on Unaccompanied Children in the region of the Baltic Sea States with a presentation followed by a lively discussion. In referring to the situation of these children Ms Åhnberg stated:   “The situation of  these children is not acceptable. There […]

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  • Ms Berit Andnor’s remarks on Unaccompanied Children in the region of the Baltic Sea States

    Ms Berit Andnor, Swedish Minister for Child and Family Affairs delivered the closing statement at the meeting of Senior officials on Interministerial and Intergovernmental co-operation to improve the situation for Unaccompanied Children in the Baltic Sea Region Distinguished participants, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am happy to be here this afternoon and have the opportunity to […]

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  • Terre des Hommes Albania report on Trafficking of children

    Terre des Hommes in Albania has published this report on the trafficking of children from Albania to Greece. “Over the past ten years, thousands of Albanian children from the age of four upwards have been rented out, sold, bought, and transported to Greece. In this European Union country, the children are economically or sexually exploited, under physical […]

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  • Psychiatric problems of delinquent girls and training program for them

    According to the data of 2000/2001 of all Estonian minors who have committed criminal or administrative offence there were 184 children studying at residential care institutional schools. Kaagvere Special School is a closed institution for girls who have been sentenced by court to continue their education at special school. Students arrive to the special school […]

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  • Social skills training program for abused juvenile male offenders

    The aim of our project was to improve the competence of abused juvenile male offenders in dealing with social interactions, and social skills training in the institutional settings. Common elements of the social skills training were combined to use such techniques as modelling, instructions, role play, rehearsal, feedback, social reinforcement, and homework to teach a set of […]

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  • From childhood to crime .­ 20 men convicted of sexual abuse of 38 children.

    From childhood to crime ­ 20 men convicted of sexual abuse of 38 children. Dissertation written by Inga Tidefors Andersson, Department of Psychology, Göteborg University, Sweden. Sexual abuse of children is a horrible reality raising strong feelings in those struck by it, as well as in the public. However, we lack the necessary knowledge to […]

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  • Unfinished Business – A new report from Save the Children Sweden

    “Unfinished business” is an attempt to survey the situation of children in Central and Eastern European candidate countries in relation to the rights of the child. It is based on information from several sources, primarily the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, NGOs and the EU Commission. UPDATE: This title appears to be […]

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  • Presentation on children living in the street by Tatiana N. Balachova, Ph. D

    At the International Conference Against Child Abuse and Neglect, recently held in Denver, USA, Tatiana N. Balachova,Ph. D, Russian psychologist with diplomas from Russia and the US, made an interesting presentation on street children in Russia and in Romania.

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  • An upbringing to violence? A report published by the Danish National Institute of Social Research

    An upbringing to violence. Why do some boys develop into troublesome youth who eventually get sentenced for a violent crime? In planning a strategy to fight violent crime it would be useful to know if altering the conditions of children”s upbringing and the ways we treat children generally could contribute to a reduction in the […]

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  • Young offenders – sexual abuse and treatment

    Young offenders – sexual abuse and treatment, a book by Anders Nyman, Börje Svensson and Olof Risberg, has recently been translated into English. The authors are all psychotherapists working at Save the Children Sweden’s Centre for Children and Adolescents in Crisis, and have many years of experience in therapeutic work with both victims of sexual […]

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  • Victims and Perpetrators – on sexual abuse and treatment. A booklet published by Save the Children Sweden.

    This booklet is written by Börje Svensson, psychotherapist and clinical social worker. Mr Svensson has a long experience in working with victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. Any attempt to understand the incomprehensible – that children are subjected to sexual abuse – must address the twin questions of who the victim is and who the […]

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  • Mobile Preventive and Educational Multi-Disciplinary Team For Preventing Cases of Abuse in Local Child Care Institutions

    Project “Mobile Preventive and Educational Multi-Disciplinary Team For Preventing Cases of Abuse in Local Child Care Institutions”. Project is co-financed by the European Union’s Phare Access programme in Latvia. This project is being implemented by professionals of Center Against Abuse “Dardedze” in 8 local childcare institutions in 2001 and 2002. The main goals of project […]

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  • Net against child pornography at the German child protection union

    Net against child pornography at the German child protection union. This adress gives the chance to register anonymously on the Internet discovered child pornography.

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  • Epidemiological survey for preventing child abuse in Estonia

    For many years, the issue of family violence has been a taboo in Estonia. The aim of the present research was to get an idea of how much and what types of child abuse can be found in Estonian families and which are the main risk groups. The current survey was carried out in spring […]

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  • Papers on prevention of sexual abuse of children

    Karin Torhall has written two papers on prevention. The first paper is a general analysis of different ways to prevent sexual abuse of children (SV). The second paper reports on a specific project which Karin Torhall has run over a period of six years in several schools in Sweden. The aim was to teach children about their right […]

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  • Book – Child Abuse on the Internet – Ending the Silence

    Child Abuse on the Internet – Ending the Silence. Published by UNESCO. Edited by Carlos A. Arnaldo Introduction: Maldwyn Jones.  

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  • New report: Discovery and consequences of sexual abuse of children

    Another report on sexual abuse of children from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has been translated into English. The report is called Discovery and consequences and is written by Carl Göran Svedin.

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  • Save the Children Sweden’s Hotline against Child Pornography

    ‘Child pornography consists of written documents, pictures, or film sequences which describe the sexual encroachment of children. This sexual encroachment is in effect prolonged when pornographic pictures are distributed and hidden away on the Internet.’ UPDATE: The project is now completed and the website no longer active. 16.01.2002

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  • Doctorial thesis on the prevalence and characteristics of child sexual abuse in Sweden

    Adolescent sexuality and sexual abuse: a Swedish perspective (ISBN: 91-628-4764-3) by Karin Edgardh, presented at Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, in May 2001. The thesis presents findings from a national survey of consensual and non-consensual sexual experience among 17-year old students and school drop-outs in Sweden. Concepts from adolescent medicine, e.g. risk-taking behavior, are used. Experience of […]

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  • Current Situation and problems of child sexual abuse and other forms of violence against child in Lithuania. Implementation of the National Programme for Prevention of Children Commercial Sexploitatio

    Situation report – The issues of violence against children, children commercial and sexual abuse have become an urgent social, pedagogical, psychological and legal problem of today’s society. The classical definition of sexual abuse identifies it as a form of violence, when a child is forced to please sexual needs of an adult person. The adult misuses […]

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  • Thesis on expert witnesses in Swedish legal cases concerning alleged child sexual abuse

    Alleged child sexual abuse: The expert witness and the court Abstract and review from a thesis by Clara Gumpert, presented at Karolinska institutet, Stockolm, Sweden, in January 2001. The thesis explores how expert witnesses consulted in Swedish legal cases concerning alleged child sexual abuse have performed their task and collaborated with the courts.

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  • Report – Child Prostitution and Involvement of Foreigners in Northwest Russia

    Report, Summary – Gurvich I.N. – Russian Academy of Science, Saint-Petersburg Branch, Institute of Sociology, Sector of Deviant Sociology and Social Control, Saint-Petersburg 2000. The Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers – financial support See attached files: Resumé/Summary and Report of the project.

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  • Is my child sexually abused?

    Is my child sexually abused? A narrative analysis of mothers’ stories.  A doctoral thesis University of Oslo/NOVA 1998 by dr. psychol Svein Mossig.

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  • Persons who commit sexual abuse against children.

    Experiences from the nordic countries – Editor: Svein Mossige NOVA Oslo Summary Sexual abuse of children is a complicated subject. It raises issues relating to ethics, morals, law, sociology, finance, sexology, psychology and culture. When specialists work on an abuse case – regardless of whether they meet the offender, the child abused, the child’s mother or family […]

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  • Kvinnoforum – Networking Against Trafficking in Women and Girls

    Trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the form of prostitution, pornography, escorts, and such is a growing phenomenon in Europe and throughout the world. As a result of poverty and limited work opportunities, young women from the developing world, and increasingly, from Eastern Europe, leave their countries in search […]

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  • Case Conferences and Cooperation in Child Abuse

    A presentation by Leif Strömberg, MD, Department of Pediatrics, County Hospital, Norrköping, Sweden, given at the International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Jerusalem, 1999.

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  • ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting, Beijing 24-25 May 2001

    ASEM Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children – “The Ministers recognized that trafficking in women and children was a growing concern to all and welcomed the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols. ASEM Partners would intensify cooperation to combat the hideous crime of trafficking in human beings with […]

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  • ASEM – Child Welfare Initiative Resource Centre

    The ASEM Resource Centre was established as a tool for information, exchange and research of the ASIA-Europe Meeting’s (ASEM) Child Welfare Initiative. The services are intended to inform professionals working in law enforcement, welfare agencies, courts and legal personnel, governments and non-governmental settings – in fact all those working to combat the exploitaiton of children. […]

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  • Trafficking in Women and Children in Asia and in Europe

    A background presentation of the problems involved and the initiatives taken. Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, May 2001 ‘In recent years, increasing numbers of women and children have become commodities traded on an international market. They are marketed, transported and sold by traffickers to be exploited in prostitution, pornography and forced labour. It is a modern […]

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  • Questioning of Children by the Police

    Questioning of Children by the Police by Ann-Christine Cederborg, University professor, Sweden A study of 193 cases reported to the police National Board of Health and Welfare. Sexual abuse of children 1999:2 Summary The task of investigating whether or not sexual abuse has occurred is very complicated for all experts involved. In most cases there […]

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  • Child’s Time – Helping Children Traumatized by Violence within Family

    Children have been the invisible victims of violence within family. This violence which is often called ”family violence” has been seen as a problem affecting only adults in the family. However, the abuse of the mother and the violence of the father does often have a great effect on children. The exposure to viloence within […]

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  • March 2014: Recommendations on Assistance to Victims of Trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region …

    In March 2014, more than one hundred professionals from the Baltic Sea Region working against human trafficking gathered to discuss and develop recommendations on victim assistance. The conference was organised by the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the CBSS Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk (EGCC) and the […]

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