FRA gave a presentation at the International Organization for Migration conference in Brussels on 21 January on protecting the rights of victims of trafficking.
On 8 December, FRA presented findings from its report on violence against children with disabilities during the ninth meeting of the European Commission’s informal expert group on child rights.
FRA hosted an expert meeting on transfer procedures of EU children at risk from 26 to 27 November.
FRA gave a presentation at a technical assistance and information exchange workshop in Podgorica on 26-27 November.
On 13 November, FRA presented the findings of its children and justice report to members of two working groups responsible for drafting laws, one of which is looking at juvenile justice and the other at the transposition of the EU’s Victims’ Directive.
On 16 November, FRA attended a regular meeting by the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator’s Office together with representatives from other Justice and Home Affairs agencies.
Around 1 in 8 women have experienced sexual violence before they were 15, according to FRA research. Such widespread abuse points to the urgent need to renew efforts to tackle this pervasive problem, as the first-ever European day against child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation on 18 November helps remind us.
Members of the Finnish parliamentary Constitutional Law Committee visited FRA to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges in the EU in general and in Finland in particular.
In the context of its work on children and justice, has FRA published a series of animation films about the rights that children should enjoy when they are involved in judicial proceedings.
FRA, together with representatives from Member States, the UN’s Refugee Agency, the International Organization for Migration and the International Committee of the Red Cross gathered in Malta from 21 to 22 September to provide feedback and to discuss EASO’s practical guide on family tracing.