Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, from Jamaica and SRSG on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, honouring children in a cross-regional meeting in Jamaica. CBSS contributed to the development of recommendations…

  Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, from Jamaica and SRSG on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais, honouring children in a cross-regional meeting in Jamaica.  The Council of Baltic Sea States had the pleasure of taking part in the Cross Regional...

Project – Information Management to Prevent Trafficking

The EGCC, in partnership with Save the Children Denmark, Carits Lithuania and Tartu Child Support Centre in Estonia, received a grant from the Daphne III programme to implement the project “Baltic Sea Region – Information Management to Prevent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...