Child Protection

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Protecting people across borders - NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, the issue of border control has gained prominence, resulting in more investments and cooperation agreements between the EU and Western Balkan countries.

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Friday 11 May 2018

A third of India’s girls expect to be assaulted or stalked when they go out in public: new report

40 per cent believe police would not take them seriously or they could be blamed instead

May 15, New Delhi: A ground-breaking new study reveals the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to vulgar comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault.

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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Children fleeing unrest and hunger in Venezuela facing protection and health risks as they seek a better life in Colombia

Children are facing grave risks such as trafficking, recruitment by armed groups and organised criminal gangs and disease as they cross the Venezuelan border into Colombia seeking a new life, Save the Children is warning.

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict

New report shows war is becoming more dangerous for children;

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Save the Children calls for end to corporal punishment in Afghanistan after death of a high school student

November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The reported incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.

“This is a tragic, heartbreaking situation in which a child has died after reportedly facing violence at school, a place where children should be safe and protected, not fearing for their lives,” Save the Children Country Director in Afghanistan, Onno van Manen said.

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