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Dear colleagues,

In this newsletter we have gathered the recent news, resources and vacancies for you. They cover issues of refugee crisis, human rights and trafficking, protection of children against sexual abuse and other.

Very soon we are sending out a thematic newsletter on emotional burn-out of social workers, as many of you have requested. It will contain different resources, tips, etc. Stay tuned and suggest your colleagues to subscribe!

News

09 Dec 2015

In the last two weeks, there has been a drop in the number of refugees arriving to Europe through the Balkan route. According to UNHCR, there was an average 6,781 of daily arrivals from Greece to Macedonia between November 5th and November 11th....

In the view of many adults, physical violence (beating) is an effective way to educate, discipline and motivate children to perform certain tasks. This is applied at school, in the family and extracurricular institutions. Children with physical disabilities do not enjoy specially arranged transport.

09 Dec 2015

In the view of many adults, physical violence (beating) is an effective way to educate, discipline and motivate children to perform certain tasks. This is applied at school, in the family and extracurricular institutions. Children with physical...

09 Dec 2015

Thomson Reuters Foundation reports that a generation of Syrian children are facing "catastrophic" psychological damage with one in four inside Syria at risk of developing a mental health disorder from witnessing traumatic events. The psychological...

03 Dec 2015

The blog (managed by SOS Children's Villages in Hungary) collects 15 anomalies in the current Hungarian child protection system, focusing on institutionalisation and institutional care. It mentions the removal of children due to poverty, the fact...

Multimedia

10 Dec 2015

Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on...

01 Dec 2015

This Medium article documents through photography the voyage that children, including unaccompanied minors, are making in order to arrive to Western Europe. Apart from capturing the young people's journey, the photos also highlight the child-...

Resources

18 Nov 2015

The policy paper builds on the recently completed research - part of the Council of Europe's first monitoring report of the Lanzarote Convention for the protection of children from sexual abuse. After a brief description of the current situation in...

09 Dec 2015

This report builds upon a number of important studies and initiatives, including a number of reports produced by the Office of the SRSG on prevention of and responses to violence against children. The report seeks to contribute to the dissemination ...

09 Dec 2015

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the international legal and policy framework around exploitation with a particular focus on the Trafficking in Persons Protocol. It also summarises and analyses the results of the survey conducted of...

Vacancies

Tdh / Peter Käser

26 Dec 2015

This is a short term 3 months role with possible extension.  There are two roles to fill. GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Emergency Response Field Officer will support activities related to the implementation start-up for any newly funded emergency...

31 Dec 2015

Fészek Association is looking for full-time foster parents to take care of children between 0-6 years of age - with a priority from Budapest and Pest County. The Association will provide the training, after which the person needs to get a licence in...

Our Menu has changed

You spoke, we listened! We have simplified the menu and made some changes that should make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. You will also notice that we have introduced special sections on different topics, the first two are on the refugee crisis and on child trafficking, but more will come.

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