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 Meeting with the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Dragan Mektic

Meeting with the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Dragan Mektic

Representatives of the International Forum of Solidarity – EMMAUS met with the Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Dragan Mektic on June 5, 2018 with the aim to discuss the current migration situation in BiH and the partner role of IFS-EMMAUS to BiH institutions in this process. The meeting was conveyed as follow-up to the recent signing of the ....

 Protocol for the Accommodation of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

Protocol for the Accommodation of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

The second day of the Fourth Annual Conference on the Status of Human Rights and Freedoms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by the OSCE Mission to BiH, representatives of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mr. Dragan Mektic), the International Forum of Solidarity- EMMAUS ....

 Signing the Agreement on Cooperation with State institutions

Signing the Agreement on Cooperation with State institutions

Ms. Amela Efendić, Expert Advisor at International Forum of Solidarity -EMMAUS Office in Sarajevo and CEO of the European Resource Center for the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings and Other Forms of Exploitation and SOS line for reporting inappropriate content online – Sigurno dijete will, on behalf of IFS –....

 IWF research on child sex abuse live-streaming reveals 98% of victims are under 13

IWF research on child sex abuse live-streaming reveals 98% of victims are under 13

The charity calls for greater awareness as youngest victim identified is just three-years-old

A new study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed shocking statistics on children being groomed, coerced and blackmailed into live-streaming their own sexual abuse over webcams, tablets and mobile phones.

 Dovercourt man found with 600 child abuse images pleads guilty

Dovercourt man found with 600 child abuse images pleads guilty

A MAN has been found with hundreds of images of young children being sexually abused.

Mark Fitzjohn, 26, had more than 600 pictures seized by police from his laptop, hard drive and tablet when they executed a warrant at his home in Dovercourt on December 16, 2016.

Officers found 202 Category A....

 Norwegian ‘sex offender’ barred from entering Philippines

Norwegian ‘sex offender’ barred from entering Philippines

Immigration authorities barred a Norwegian pedophile from entering the country who was previously convicted for a string of sex offenses in his home country.

Kim Vegar Kristoffersen was intercepted upon his arrival via Emirates flight EK338 which arrived from Dubai at the Clark International ....

 Sex, sexting no more a taboo for teenagers

Sex, sexting no more a taboo for teenagers

Hyderabad: One in four teenagers receive sex texts and one in seven has reported sending them, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Paediatrics.

Sex texting or ‘sexting’ is sharing of sexually explicit images and videos through internet or via electronic devices such....

 Hudson man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Hudson man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

A 53-year-old Hudson man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of child pornography.

According to a news release from the Weld County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested Terry Wayne Sluiter on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 4 felony.

The investigation stemmed fro....

 Babies and toddlers ‘at greater risk of online sex abuse’

Babies and toddlers ‘at greater risk of online sex abuse’

A new study by Interpol found that the younger the child, the worse the abuse is likely to be

Babies and toddlers are at greater risk of severe online sexual abuse, a new study by international police agency Interpol has shown.

The report, which makes for bleak reading, found that the younger ....

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Aug 18

For the purposes of the project „Preventing and Tackling Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Bosnia & Herzegovina” implemented by UNICEF, Save the Children and IFS-EMMAUS (BiH Child Protection Consortium), IFS-EMMAUS hiring the Communications and Advocacy Expert with relevant experience.

The task of the Expert will be to develop, advise and guide communications activities for improved Safer Internet Center services provision to children, parents, teachers, stakeholders and general public and exchange of appropriate messages with target audience, in close cooperation with IFS-EMMAUS staff within the agreed timeframe.

REQUIRED EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Minimum expertise and skills required:

  • As a minimum; a university degree in media relations, journalism, international relations or related studies;
  • At least 2 years of experience in the implementation of similar tasks, with a proven professional record in working in the field  of  media  and  communication,  with  media channels  and  online communications platforms;
  • Fluency in English is a requirement;
  • Experience    in    the usage    of    media    technology,    social    media    for    public information/advocacy, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Experience  at  the  national  or  international  level  in  public  relations,  communications  or advocacy would be desirable but not a requirement;
  • Additional expertise related to the protection of children from abuse through ICT would be desirable but not a requirement;
  • Ability to produce a wide range of communication supports, including infographics, presentations, videos, and layouts for both web and print;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

Interested candidates must prepare and submit a bid (with attachments) in English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian in response to the above specific tasks. The bid must include the following:

  1. Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for this assignment;
  2. Bidding response with a financial offer, which need to include an implementation concept and work plan, as well as daily fee for service and number of days;
  3. CV (maximum three pages) specifying the relevant experience and at least 2 references.

Candidates interested in the engagement, can read more in the Terms of Reference:

Interested candidates should send their bids to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, September 10, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contract: Short-term Service Contract
Closing date: Monday, September 10, 2018

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Jul 18

Facebook's Safety Centre has a range of advice for young people, parents and teachers.

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Jul 18

INHOPE: The Annual Report 2017 has now been published. The Annual Reports includes information on INHOPE activities, the trends in online child sexual abuse material noted by our network of Hotline and the financial overview.

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Jun 18

The International Summit to address the protection of children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism (SECTT) will be convened on June 3-8 in Bogota, Colombia. The Summit will be hosted by the Government of Colombia, which has taken a number of innovative child protection measures in the travel and tourism sector. The event will bring together world- wide leaders representing governments, international and regional multilateral organisations, the private sector, law enforcement agencies, child rights experts and non-governmental organisations to raise international attention to SECTT and provide opportunity to exchange good practices and experiences. It will explore accelerated actions for implementation of the recommendations of the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism, which are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and provide a roadmap to address this worldwide challenge. At the Summit, Ms Ajla Omerbegovic is attending on behalf of International Forum of Solidarity EMMAUS. A Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional meeting will also be held on Sunday 3 June in Bogota with primary focus on sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in the context of conflict, post-conflict, humanitarian crisis and refugee/migration settings.

3 JUNE

A Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional meeting on Sunday 3 June was held in Bogota with primary focus on sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in the context of conflict,post-conflict, humanitarian crisis and refugee/migration settings.

In particular, during this meeting the members and partners of the ECPAT from the region prepared one of the technical sessions to be held during the International Assembly. Thissession will be held on Wednesday 6 June, 08:00-09:30. Participants of the preparatory meeting on Sunday will then take the lead in raising awareness amongst the wider ECPATmembership on this increasingly important issue.

The meeting on Sunday 3 June was divided in three main parts:

  • A session for participants to share their experiences, knowledge and country peculiarities with regards to SEC in the humanitarian context;
  • A brief session on Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures, led by ECPAT International; and
  • A working session dedicated to collectively prepare for the technical session on Wednesday.

5-6 JUNE

The 7th ECPAT International Assembly is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia on June 5 and 6. The Assembly is an opportunity to address the constantly shifting landscape of child sexualexploitation and how ECPAT and members can evolve as a movement to meet these emerging challenges.

7 JUNE

On 7 June, the ECPAT network and its members are going to organize an International Summit on Child Protection in Travel and Tourism, where participants, especially MENA members,will present the issues that their regions are dealing with regarding the exploitation of children in tourism, with the grand focus on sexual exploitation.

8 JUNE

On 8 June, multiple parallel regional meetings will be held with the topic on Regional Consultation on Ending the Sexual Exploitation of Children (Eastern Europe and Central Asia -EECA and South Asia - SA Region). After the consultative meetings, an Annual General Meeting with all present members will be held, where the general conclusions, proposals andamendments will be presented, as a summary on what was done in previous summits, meetings and consultations.

With this Meeting, the 7th ECPAT International Assembly will officially be closed.

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May 18


On May 28-29, A Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in organization of OSCE on the topic of “Child Trafficking – From Prevention to Protection” is taking place in Vienna. The topic of one of the side-events of this meeting is “Victim-Centered, Systematic and Integrated Approach on Preventing the Trafficking of Children”, and on behalf of IFS-EMMAUS, Mrs Amela Efendic will present current new trends on trafficking in human beings/children in Western Balkan. In this event, current trends needs and vulnerabilities of children in Balkan and Mediterranean region as observed by front line professionals and NGOs will be discussed as well. The focus will be at systematic and integrated approaches in prevention, as well as on good practice initiatives and partnerships between NGOs and Public Sectors. The side event will conclude with an interactive workshop where the participants will collaborate in order to develop a strategy and messaging addressing specific root causes of vulnerability among unaccompanied children in the region today.

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Apr 18

The 18th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference “Everyone Has a Role: How to Make a Difference Together” is taking on 23–24 April 2018, Hofburg, Vienna.

Mrs Amela Efendic, Expert Advisor of IFS-EMMAUS, which is a part of Emmaus International and Emmaus Europe organisation, and CEO of the European Resource Center for Prevention of Trafficking ih Human Beings and Other Forms of Exploitation, participates as a panelist at the conference with the delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, led by BiH State Coordinator for the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings.

The focus of this year’s high-level conference is to promote the importance of inclusive partnerships to further enhance the coherence of anti-trafficking efforts and strengthen co-operation at the local, national, regional and international level.

The conference will examine existing, more traditional anti-trafficking partnerships, along with the benefits of innovative co-operation modalities which often remain ‘invisible’ in formalized multi-disciplinary frameworks. A special emphasis will also be placed on new actors whose engagement would bring added value to anti-trafficking responses.

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