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  European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse: the date is approaching. Learn more!
04.09.2015:As from 2015, the 18th of November will be the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse
  UN High-Level Cross-Regional Meeting on the Protection of Children from Sexual Violence
18-19.06.2015: The High-Level Cross-Regional Round Table on Violence against Children, convened each year by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, was held at the Council of Europe headquarters.
  Corporal punishment of children: Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovenia found in breach of the European Social Charter
08.06.2015: In two decisions published recently, the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) has found that the corporal punishment of children is not prohibited in a sufficiently clear, binding and precise manner under legislation or case-law in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Slovenia.
  Exhibition “Austerity Bites: Children’s Voices” introduces 32 short films made by children
The Council of Europe and the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) launch an exhibition expressing children’s views on how the economic crisis and austerity measures affect them and their rights.
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Listen to Tam Baillie, ENOC Chair, talking to the Council of Europe
  Young people advise Council of Europe on the digital lives of children with disabilities
A brainstorming meeting on 21 April on the digital lives of children with disabilities confirmed need for further research
  Call for good practices on positive and non-violent parenting
To support the elimination of corporal punishment of children, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European Commission, aims to develop a repository of educational and awareness raising tools promoting positive and non-violent parenting. 
  CPT report highlights standards for juveniles in detention
The Council of Europe anti-torture committee has issued it's annual report containing an update of the standards which the CPT uses when assessing the situation of juveniles who are deprived of their liberty under criminal legislation
Celebrating 25 years of the UN CRC:
25 years after the adoption of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, here's how we've been working to promote and protect children's rights
"Growing with Children's Rights"
A Conference on the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child
“Keep me safe” from sexual violence: documentary

A Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015
Information booklet in English, French and other languages
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List of child-friendly materials
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9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October): Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking (GRETA) says Governments must act to prevent and combat child trafficking along migration routes
Croatian authorities failed to promptly investigate allegations of child abuse by a father or to hear the child’s view either in the criminal or custody proceedings
Lanzarote Committee adopts opinion on "online grooming" of children
Liechtenstein ratifies the Lanzarote Convention
Lanzarote Committee adopts opinion on "online grooming" of children
European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
Children and nationality
Council of Europe supports "Children's Rights Behind Bars" project
Protecting children’s rights in the digital world: an ever-growing challenge
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