News Flash

The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants

The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants trying to enter the country from neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, AP reports.

The International Federation of ...


Germans unimpressed with Merkel's rebellious anti-migrant minister Seehofer, poll shows

Angela Merkel’s rebellious interior minister has failed to impress Germans with his hardline stance on migration, according to new polling likely to reinforce the chancellor’s position.  

A ...


‘New Balkan Route’ for Migrants, Refugees Causes Alarm

A growing number of migrants and refugees using the new Balkan route through Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia to reach the EU raising concerns of a humanitarian and security crisis. Security and human ...


Cop accused of sex crimes against human trafficking victims

Officer was investigating an Eastern European gang that brought women to Israel for prostitution; is suspended from force

A police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was found to have had ...


Italian parents under house arrest for forcing 9-year-old into prostitution

The parents of a nine-year-old girl have been placed under house arrest for forcing their daughter into prostitution, police in the southern Italian region of Sicily said on Monday.

Two men aged 63 ...


Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

Europe’s reception of children seeking refuge is particularly shameful

Last year came to an end with horrific images of slave labour markets in Libya, and a further UN Security Council resolution ...


Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

Spanish National Police and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised crime group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in ...


European Resource Center

Convened by the Centre for Child Protection, Pontifical Gregorian University
Piazza della Pilotta 4 – Rome
3 – 6 October 2017

The World Congress on „Child Dignity in the Digital World“, hosted by The Centre for Child Protection of the Institute of Psychology of the Pontifical Gregorian University, one of the leading global institutions dedicated to the fight against sexual abuse of children and adolescents will begin on 3rd October 2017, in Rome.

Technology has changed every aspect of modern life, mostly in positive ways. Yet, there is a dark side, particularly for the world’s children and adolescents. Technology is also facilitating a host of social ills, unlike any ever seen before. Today, there are vast numbers of sexual abuse images of youth on the internet, numbers that are growing dramatically. Children are being targeted via social media for cyberbullying, grooming, sextortion and other purposes.

Due to the aforementioned, the Congress will bring together world leaders, politicians, experts in science and law, researchers, religious leaders, law enforcement officials, business leaders, technology innovators, leaders of civil society, and many others to discuss on the topics of Cyber Protection, Cyber Education and Cyber Responsibility. It will raise international attention to online child sexual abuse and establish an important milestone on the road toward better protection of children in our digitalized society. It will also provide an historic opportunity to share and exchange practices and experience while fostering cooperation with the Centre for Child Protection and the Pontifical Gregorian University on the commitment to the protection of the dignity of children.

On the final day of the Conference, 6th October 2017, the organizers hope that world leaders will join with Pope Francis to adopt a formal declaration or statement of action for mobilizing and unifying people and nations worldwide to seek a safer, more secure childhood for the world’s children.


Newsletter Subscription


Subscribe to our newsletter.