Violence against children. Protection and prevention of EU legislation Cover Image

Насилието срещу деца. Закрила и превенция в законодателството на ЕС
Violence against children. Protection and prevention of EU legislation

Author(s): Yanitsa Zlateva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, Higher Education , EU-Legislation
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Violence against children; EU legislation

Summary/Abstract: Violence against children is manifested in a number of forms. For some, such as trafficking or organized pedophile networks, the media is paying great attention. But others are less noticeable. Such is the violence that occurs in places considered as safe havens for children, such as school, family or social care homes. In many European countries, society has tolerated and even approved some forms of violence against children, especially in the family environment. Different manifestations exist both in developing countries and in developed countries. The exact scale of the problem, however, is unknown, as the prevalence of intentional physical and psychological violence against children by parents and other persons has begun to be widely revealed and documented in the last few decades. Despite the numerous international and regional treaties that protect children's rights, violence against children remains widespread. It exists in every country in Europe, regardless of which geographic region the people are or what social status. Although to varying degrees, violence can harm children's health and deprive them of the ability to learn and socialize normally, and leave incurable traces of their lives as adults.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 58-68
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian