On the occasion of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, marked on November 18, Children's Ombusdwoman Ivana Milas Klaic on Tuesday warned that data indicates that every fifth child is a victim of some form of sexual abuse or exploitation and because many cases are not reported they remain unidentified and unpunished.
A two-day conference called "On the Move and Alone", which started in Zagreb on Thursday, brought together approximately 70 experts from nine countries to discuss how to respond effectively to the needs of unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Southeast Europe and exchange experience gained with such children during the migrant crisis.
Girls as young as 10 are forced into marriage and an estimated 700 million women and girls worldwide were married before the age of 18, according to a new report released Tuesday by Save the Children, marking International Day of the Girl Child on October 11.
The number of unaccompanied refugee minors entrusted to German state care soared to 42,300 in 2015, rising by more than 260 per cent in comparison to the year before, the Federal Statistics Office announced Tuesday.
Thousands of children have been detained and held without charges for months and even years in conflict zones where governments often treat children as national security threats, according to a report by Human Rights Watch released Thursday.
Children's Ombudswoman Ivana Milas Klaric said on Thursday that in her opinion the column by Zrinka Vrabec Mojzes, published in the latest issue of the Nacional weekly, could be violating the rights and interests of the children of Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic, adding that when writing critically about public figures it was unacceptable to make negative comments about their children.
Culture Minister Zlatko Hasenbegovic on Wednesday called on the Ombudswoman for Children to protect his underage sons from hate speech in the article by Zrinka Vrabec Mojzes, published in the latest issue of the Nacional weekly.
Croatian school-age children are dissatisfied with their body weight and are also insufficiently informed about proper diet and necessary physical activity, according to the findings of a project conducted by the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) among 4,200 children in 89 primary schools throughout Croatia.
Over the past 17 years a total of 33 Croatian hospitals have received the honorary title "Friend of Children," it was said this past Tuesday at the opening of a seminar on care for children without adequate parent care who undergo medical treatment in hospitals.
The number of migrant children who cross the Mediterranean to Italy without parents or relatives doubled to 7,009 between January and May, compared to the same period last year, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday.
The proposal by the Committee for Family, Youth and Sport, which is chaired by Ivan Vrdoljak of the opposition HNS party, that the report be adopted was supported by only 56 MPs while 64 voted against.
The United Nations decided to remove the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a UN report flagging entities that commit violence against children in armed conflict, a spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.
At least 20,000 children are currently trapped in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah, where food and medicine are running out and clean water is in short supply, Peter Hawkins, the country's UNICEF representative, said Wednesday.
Over 300 children from Ukraine, whose parents were killed or wounded in the war in the east of the country, will spend the summer in Croatia again for free this year, Ukraine Today television said on Sunday.
A migration surge into the European Union could be prompting an increase in child trafficking, the bloc's executive warned Thursday, as it published its first report on the fight against human trafficking.
Almost 10 million Yemeni children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance as the conflict continues to destroy the impoverished country, taking a heavy toll on children, UNICEF said in a report published Tuesday.
The network promoting adoption "Adopta" has launched a search engine designed for people wishing to adopt, and in its first two weeks the website has recorded great interest of adopters and people who intend to adopt.
The killings took place between the launch of electoral campaigns in October and immediately after the February 18 poll, said Shelin Kasozi, a child protection worker with Kyampisi Child Care Ministries.
The United Nations food agency has found "moderate to high levels" of stunted growth among children under the age of 5 in nurseries in North Korea assisted by the organization, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
Educational provision is vital to avoid many of the estimated 5.8 million children displaced by the conflict in Syria becoming a "lost generation," with about half of them currently out of school, Save the Children says.
The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) issued a report on Thursday commending the Croatian authorities for continuing to develop their legal framework for combating human trafficking and protecting victims, but also identifying human trafficking victims including missing children as challenges for Croatia.