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Every fifth child victim of sexual abuse, says ombudswoman

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...

Report: 200 children could die daily from hunger in northern Nigeria

Two hundred children could die every day from hunger in north-eastern Nigeria where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is wreaking havoc, charity Save the Children said Monday.

WHO: Children targeted in digital marketing for unhealthy foods

More measures are needed to regulate marketing for unhealthy foods that target children online, a European health agency said Friday.

Conference on unaccompanied migrant children starts in Zagreb

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...

Save the Children: Girls as young as 10 forced into marriage

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's strategy against peer-group violence presented

A strategy against peer-group violence, featuring key points that can impact the prevention of violence, was presented on Tuesday by the Children's Ombudswoman's Network of Young Counsellors (MMS...

Study finds nearly 385 million children worldwide live in poverty

Nearly 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty, UNICEF and the World Bank said Monday.

Nepal failing to stop child marriage, says Human Rights Watch

Nepal’s poverty, traditional practices, patriarchy and gender discrimination have led to the country having one of the highest rates of child marriages in Asia, a leading rights group said...

More than 40,000 child refugees were wards of German state in 2015

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...

Thousands of children are detained in conflict zones, report finds

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...

Children's ombudswoman responds to culture minister's request

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...

Culture ministers asks ombudswoman to protect rights of his 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...

Croatian pupils unhappy with body weight, survey shows

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...

33 Croatian hospitals receive Friend of Children title

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...

Surging numbers of child migrants reach Italy alone, UNICEF finds

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...