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UNICEF press releases from Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from 2011 with a focus on Violence against children.

UNICEF launches report on the impact of labour migration on children left behind in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 13 December 2011 – A UNICEF report launched today sheds light on the negative impact of labour migration on many children who are left behind in Tajikistan.

Children's videos provoke change to make schools free of violence
SKOPJE, 11 December 2011 - UNICEF and partners announced the winners of a one minute video competition at a ceremony that marked the close of the joint UNICEF & Ministry of Education and Science campaign "Together for schools without violence".

Special Representative to the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children Ms Marta Santos Pais met with UNICEF during her visit to Russia
MOSCOW, Russian Federation, 16 November 2011 - In her first official visit to the Russian Federation as Special Representative to the UN Secretary General (UNSRSG) on Violence against Children, Marta Santos Pais met with the UN agencies and the UNICEF Rep

Ombudsmen and NGOs from region meet to monitor torture and ill-treatment of children in jail
KYIV, Ukraine, 18 October 2011 – Human Rights NGOs and Ombudsman offices from eight countries are meeting to exchange experiences on how to protect children in detention centres.

UNICEF and partners launch campaign for schools free of violence
SKOPJE, 2 October 2011 - Hundreds of children and young people staged a flash mob at Skopje’s “Plostad Makedonija”, the city’s main square, to mark the beginning of the national campaign

Ana Ivanovic promotes the importance of reading and education among school children
BELGRADE, Serbia, 16 September 2011 – Ana Ivanovic, world famous tennis player and UNICEF Serbia National Ambassador, today held a public class for pupils from 10 primary schools included in the “Schools without Violence” programme.

EU and UNICEF launch project to help protect children from violence in South East Europe
BRUSSELS/GENEVA, 30 June, 2011 — The European Union and UNICEF today announced a new €1.65 million joint initiative to strengthen public services aimed at identifying, monitoring and addressing violence against children in South East Europe.

UNICEF uses the power of media to inspire children to be part of the solution for making schools free of violence
Skopje, 24 May 2011: With a call to all children to write lyrics for a campaign theme song, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced the start of the first phase of a social change campaign to make “Schools free of Violence."

Holistic Strategies Needed to Combat Violence against Children in Europe
KYIV, Ukraine, 24 May 2011 – “Holistic strategies are needed to combat violence against children in Europe” – this is the main message of an international conference “Combating violence against children: from isolated actions to integrated strategies” org

UN experts call for better data collection and research on violence against children
GENEVA, 11 March 2011 - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action.

UNICEF study highlights that children are at greatest risk of being sexually abused by people they know and in their own homes
Skopje, 3 February 2011: Children are at more risk of being sexually abused by people they know and in places where they should feel most protected, says a new UNICEF study lauched today.



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