The EU comes together to fight Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

  Brussels, 9 June 2020   Over the last few years, there has been a staggering increase in the cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation at an unprecedented pace. Last year alone, tech companies reporte...

European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights Statement on the impact of COVID-19 on children

  The Coronavirus pandemic is a human tragedy of enormous proportions with a high cost in terms of human lives, as well as immense economic impact.  In these critical times, it is important not to forget the most vulnerable, as...

No culture can justify violence against women and girls: it’s time to end Female Genital Mutilation!

12 February 2020 Today, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling for an EU strategy to put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. This Resolution is a call for action to ensure th...

Let’s not forget that a child is first a foremost a child!

12 February 2020   As the European Commission is gearing up to issue the new Pact on Migration, it is fundamental to ensure that Children are afforded the priority they deserve and their rights are fully respected...

Safer Internet Day: more needs to be done in the EU to ensure online safety for children!

11 February 2020   Today, as we celebrate Safer Internet Day 2020, it is fundamental to stress that the internet and new technology - along with hyper-connectivity - pose new risks and threats to children and youn...

Leave No Child Behind -European Parliament Resolution on Children’s Rights

  Strasbourg 26 November 2019     Today the European Parliament adopted with a strong majority a Resolution on Children’s Rights to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Righ...

No child is born terrorist

  There are hundreds of European children of ISIS/Daesh fighters, living in conflict areas in Syria and Iraq. Some of them are in refugee’s camps facing enormous risks and discrimination, while others are detained in terribl...

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers: Statement of Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament Coordinator and Spokesperson on Children’s Rights

A Child is first and foremost a child. On International Day Against the use of Child Soldiers, I think about millions of children whose lives have been shattered by conflicts around the World. Let us not for...

Press statement on the SeaWatch 3 from the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights

The European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights is following with dismay and deep apprehension the situation of 47 people, including 13 unaccompanied children, in the rescue ship SeaWatch 3 stranded in the Mediterranean Sea few miles away from the Sicilian shore, as...

Statement on migrant children at the US-Mexico border

Intergroup Co-Chairs Statement 21 June 2018, Brussels We strongly condemn the inhuman treatment inflicted to migrant children at the US-Mexico border by the US Government. We are utterly shocked by the images of children detained in warehouses, behind bars and under the con...