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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Ending Violence Against Children: The importance of getting involved
By Nicoleta,16, Romania  Violence is a problem that we are used to facing; everywhere we look there is something bad happening but we can overcome it with kindness as long as we are involved in creating a better world.
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Violence Against Children: We still have work to do, but every small step counts
By Suelv, aged 14, Young Leader from Albania Hello, my name is Suelv, I am 14 years old from Albania. I live in the coastal city called Vlora. I want to talk about ending violence against children especially physical, psychological and verbal violence. I would like to emphasize the importance of child participation in making a change in children's lives and especially in empowering girls. Ending violence against children
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June 26th 2018
A beautiful dream, a bitter past
“I grabbed a knife in a rage and was going to kill him after I heard the awful story from my daughter Chenda* but my relatives stopped me, tying me to a tree while they went to the police to have him arrested,” says Samnang*. As normal, Samnang, 40, and his wife had left Chenda, 8, and her younger sister at home while they sold food outside a factory. When they returned, Chenda was clearly distressed. “I saw her body shaking,” her father recalls in tears. “Her face was pale, like all the blood had gone. She kept crying and finally told me what had happened.”  
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July 1st 2016
A Child Friendly Space provides relief for refugee children in Serbia
On October 4th, World Vision, together with UNICEF, opened a Child Friendly Space (CFS) for refugees crossing at the Bapska border between Serbia and Croatia. In CFS, children are able to spend time playing and drawing, while mothers were provided with space to breast-feed and rest."It is very important to have space for women and children where they can have protection and privacy as well as some normalcy," said Weihui Wang, World Vision's Child Protection and Participation Lead in Serbia. 
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October 5th 2015