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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center honors the “World Day against Trafficking in Persons” and calls on the international community to reflect on the impact of this crime, particularly on child victims. Child trafficking can…

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Hope For Children and Diplomatic missions in Cyprus consider joint actions for the we...

The Director- General and members of the “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center management met with a group of members of diplomatic missions in Cyprus, in order to inform them about the important work implemented by the human…

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The Hope For Children “Founder’s International Children’s Rights” Award g...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC), has established the “Founder’s International Children’s Rights” Award, aiming to honor individuals whose constant efforts have made a significant contribution towards advocating fo…

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Hope For Children participating in the Conference of INGOs Webinar

Webinar: Determining and Evaluating the Best Interests and Rights of Children in Parental Separation and Care Proceedings: exploring perspectives and best practices across Europe. “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is join…

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War on Ukraine responsible for surge in missing children cases

25th May marks International Missing Children’s Day. On this occasion, Missing Children Europe draws attention to the impact of the Russian war in Ukraine, which has put thousands of children at risk of violence, trafficking,…

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International Child Helpline Day – Hope For Children’s Helplines for the children in ...

May of 17th marks the International Helpline for Children. Helplines can be a powerful means for providing help to children who are in need. Children in their daily lives are facing with situations or difficulties which can b…

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5 Shades of Blue – Project Handbook

“5 Shades of Blue” is a project that brings together partners from Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Bulgaria, France, Slovenia and Croatia, involving young participants at the training course on project management with a focus on Migrat…

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Libertex becomes a supporter of the humanitarian programs and structures of Hope For ...

Investment services company Libertex, part of the Libertex Group, announces the signing of a Protocol for Cooperation with “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC), aimed at supporting the humanitarian programmes and struc…

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The Bigtime Takeover Toolkit

The Bigtime Takeover partnership has worked the past few months, with the significant help of Youth Art Educators, for the development of the first toolkit! The toolkit is a set of online platforms, software and tools that th…

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Psychosocial Care in Migration: The Case of Unaccompanied Minors in Cyprus

This brief report details the status of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Minors in Cyprus. Unaccompanied minors constitute a vulnerable group, and they demand complex reception…

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The RISIV Project

The RISIV partnership has worked the past few months together with young people and professional youth workers in order to define the key principles that will lead to the path of the creation of the next outputs which include…

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Hope For Children & CY4UA, one common goal, helping affected Ukrainians

Aiming to support children and families who have been affected by the war in Ukraine, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center established partnership with the network of International volunteers located in Cyprus, named CY4UA –…

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TYF22 Final Report “Climate Change, Global Concerns and the Rights of Future Ge...

The Final Report “Climate Change, Global Concerns and the Rights of Future Generations” has been prepared by “Hope for Children” CRC Policy Center (CY) with the valuable contributions of the University of Torino (ITA), the Un…

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Missing Children Europe launches a web page for Ukrainian missing children

On March 9th 2022, Missing Children Europe launched a new web page dedicated to missing Ukrainian children.The website provides information on how to report a missing Ukrainian child across Europe, posters of Ukrainian childr…

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The United States welcomed “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in Times Square, New...

The most central and the busiest place in Manhattan, Times Square, was chosen by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center to start its promotional activities for the targeted presentation of its messages in the USA. Addressing t…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center inaugurates its operations in USA – to fi...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center achieved a new milestone in its history, the inauguration of its USA operations in New York. The establishment of the Organization in the US is a result of hard work over the last two yea…

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International Day of Education – Education is a human right, a public good and ...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center honors the International Day of Education, which is celebrated every year on January 24th. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day to promote the role of education in relati…

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First “Stella Soulioti” Human Rights Award – The highest national award for Hope For ...

The highest national award was accepted today by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center on the occasion of World Human Rights Day, receiving the first “Stella Soulioti” Human R…

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Awareness Raising / Information Material

Transnational Youth Forum 2022: “Introduction to Climate Change and the Rights of Fut...

The Booklet “Introduction to Climate Change and the Rights of Future Generations” has been created by Hope for Children in the framework of the “Transnational Youth Forum 2022: Climate Change, Global Concerns and impact…

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Hope For Children Conference: “The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the welfare of the ...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center held with great success the National Conference “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s welfare”. The conference brought together children and stakeholders, professionals, repr…

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Annual Report 2020

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World Day of Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was established and is celebrated worldwide. It is celebrated all over the world aiming to promote the understanding of disability issues and the mobilization…

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Bullying: The importance for prevention measures and managing the phenomenon of bully...

On the occasion of a bullying incident that recently came to light, where a minor was forced by other minors who attend the same school as him, to enter the trunk of a car, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center wants to empha…

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Hope For Children founder praises Pope’s solidarity gesture towards refugees

Mr. Joseph Borghese, humanitarian, entrepreneur and founder of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, lauds Pope’s Francis solidarity gesture to transfer from Cyprus to Italy 50 refugees/asylum seekers.    An expres…

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Hope For Children joins the Worldwide coalition urging Mark Zuckerberg to make Facebo...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is pleased to announce its participation in the major global coalition of leading child protection experts and organizations across the world writing to Mark Zuckerberg and demanding Face…

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World Mental Health Day: the position of Hope For Children on child mental health ser...

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th with the aim of informing and educating the public about mental health issues around the world. “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center celebr…

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Hope For Children – NotFoundDay: Make better use of your 404-error page and help find...

Every year, on September 25, the World NotFoundDay Day is celebrated. In the European Union every year 250,000 thousand missing children are reported, which means 1 child every 2 minutes. On this day,…

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Final Conference of “KEEP ME SAFE: Supporting youth peer development tackling sexual ...

Since 2018, the Keep Me Safe (KMS): Supporting youth peer development tacking sexual abuse (2018-3-UK01-KA205-060055) project aims to educate professionals working with young people and raise their aw…

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INCLUDE Guide to Good Practice &Children’s perspective in the cases of chi...

Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center participates in the INCLUDE European project which is co-funded by the Justice programme of the European Commission. In 2021 the INCLUDE project partners have created a good practice guide…

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Tree planting ceremony on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Republic of Ind...

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of India, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center with great pleasure, held a tree planting ceremony at “Children’s Home” in Nicosia, on Thursday 26 August….

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Globally, one in every three victims of trafficking detected is a child

The 30th of July was designated by the UN General Assembly as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This year’s theme is dedicated to the victims’ experiences highlighting the importance of the involvement of these pe…

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International Youth Day:

Transforming Food Systems- Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health. For another year on the 12th of August, since 1999, the UN give the opportunity every year to youth to re-unite their voices all around the world and…

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10 Summer tips to keep children safe this summer

We’re halfway through 2021 and it’s been a tough year already with various challenges in the fight to protect children. Every year children face a range of challenges in a world that is combating a pandemic, violence, racism,…

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Programs

Talk to us for the sport of swimming you are dreaming!

Swimming is a part of your life and for this reason “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, Cyprus Sports Organization (KOA), the Cyprus Swimming Federation and the Council FONI, we…

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Learning Material

Individual Assessment of suspected or accused children

The book “Individual Assessment of suspected or accused children” is published within the frame of the EU co-funded Justice Project“Procedural safeguards of accused or suspected children: improvingthe implementation of the ri…

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World Refugee Day – An ongoing challenge for children and families on the move

On the 20th of June, we celebrate the World Refugee Day designated by the United Nations, important and inclusive moment to honour refugees around the globe and recognize the challenges that refugees have to face throughout t…

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Establishment of cooperation between Hope For Children and the National Betting Autho...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and the National Betting Authority create a safety net for children and adolescents. The two parties have launched today their cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation. The aim …

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia “Together: Resisting, ...

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) was created in 2004, to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex people…

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Hope For Children celebrates International Child Helpline Day

17 May marks the International Child Helpline Day. On this day we celebrate the work of child helplines all over the world that aim to support, protect and provide comfort for this most precious and vulnerable group. Children…

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International Day of Families: Recognizing the importance of the institution of famil...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center” honors the International Day of Families which was established in 1993 by the UN General Assembly and is celebrated annually on May 15th. The importance of family is reflected as the nuc…

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Hope For Children and Cyprus Hotel Association: Collaboration on the children’s Right...

Hope For Children CRC Policy Center (HFC) took another important step in ensuring and protecting children’s rights by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cyprus Hotel Association on May 13, 2021. The aim of this co…

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Hope For Children, AC Omonia and Apollon FC: United for Foster Care!

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) in collaboration with the football teams of AC Omonia Nicosia and Apollon Limassol FC, have joined forces and dedicate the 10th game of the second phase of the CYTA Championship to…

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BASE White Paper on Migrant and refugee child-friendly support services in cases of s...

Gender-based violence (GBV) is too often understood as a private, family matter. This is a common social problem, which can be reduced and limited in the long run by promoting zero tolerance to all forms of violence and appro…

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BASE Transnational Conference: Inclusive support to girls’ survivors to gender based ...

In January 2019, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) started the coordination of the BASE Project on Migrant and Refugee child-friendly support services in case of sexual and Gender Based Violence (GBV). HFC partnered…

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Hope For Children and Trading Point of Financial Instruments, are cooperating for the...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center announces the establishment of cooperation with Trading Point of Financial Instruments (xm.com) aiming at the perpetual support of the humanitarian programs of the Organization, as well a…

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2nd Transnational Meeting of ‘CARE’ Project Partners

The 2nd meeting of the partners of the European project “Leaving with Care-Living with Care” (“CARE”) implemented with the co-financing of the European Program for Rights, Equality and Citizenship, took place on the 2nd of Fe…

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Hope For Children implements the “Migrant Women Empowerment in Cyprus society&#...

The “Migrant Women Empowerment in Cyprus society” online event taking place on Friday February 12th at 16:00-17:30 on Zoom platform, consists a brief presentation of BASE European programme and the role of Cultural Advisors i…

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His Majesty the King of Tonga appoints Joseph Borghese as the Honorary Consul

The High Commission of the Kingdom of Tonga in London is pleased to announce the Privy Council of His Majesty King Tupou VI has appointed Mr. Joseph Borghese as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Tonga with jurisdiction over t…

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International Day of Education: Investing in education for all children is not an opt...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center honors the International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 24th of January, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The thir…

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Wish For Hope: the eshop of Hope For Children is here at last!

The new year brings us closer to you as well as closer to our goal which is to offer our support and services to all children and families in need. “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center announces the operation of its online s…

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Hate Interrupter Teams: The Best Practices

Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaign (HIT), is a 24-month project co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of t…

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HIT – Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and mi...

The HIT project developed a new model of European youth empowerment to tackle racism, xenophobia and discrimination aimed at migrants. At its heart is the concept of ‘Hate Interrupter Teams’ (HITs) – task groups of young peop…

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News & Press Releases

12th Anniversary of the Establishment of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy C...

On the occasion of the 12th Anniversary of the establishment of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, we wish to share with you the message of the Director-General, Mr. Joseph Borghese, and present through the following elec…

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Human Rights Day: Transnational Conference by Hope For Children

The Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 10 – the day the UN General Assembly adopted in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is monumental document which proclaims the inalienable r…

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World Children’s Day: Hope For Children’s efforts for safeguarding the we...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center as a long-standing ambassador of the principles and values of the Convention on the Rights of the Child honors the International Day of the Rights of the Child in the shadow of the pandem…

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“MEDIS – Mediterranean Inclusive Schools – News Bulletin”

The project coordinator, World University Service of the Mediterranean (WUSMED) and the partners from six European countries (Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria) continued in 2019-2020 to work closely for sup…

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Hate Interrupter Teams (HIT) – Awareness Raising Campaign for counteracting racism an...

In the framework of the European Programme “HIT: Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaign” (REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2017 – 807861), “Hop…

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World Mental Health Day: the position of Hope For Children on child mental health ser...

The 10th of October was defined by the World Federation of Mental Health in 1992 and in sequence was recognized by the World Health Organisation, as the Wo…

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Invitation for the collective effort to ensure the well-being of children from the i...

The International, Humanitarian and Independent Institution “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Centre has the primary goal of protecting children’s rights, especially at this given time while the pandemic continues to spread rapi…

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International Day of Non-Violence, a day reflected in the actions of Hope For Childre...

The International Day of Non-Violence has been celebrated on October 2 since 2007 and is inextricably linked to the vision and mission of the “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, and the foundations of its establishment and…

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Hope For Children on #NotFoundDay 2020: Making an effort to change missing children’...

On September 25th and for the third consequent year, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center joins the Missing Children Europe campaign the NotFound, a software which turns usel…

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CREUS EU project – The results of the assessment and the CoE Good Practice Award

The European Project CREUS is providing a new approach focusing on ‘unconventional spaces’ to support the transversal skills of disadvantaged and unemployed young people (16-24 years-old) to maximize their potential in terms…

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International Youth Day 2020: Voice to Youth at Global Level

The International Youth Day was declared on August 12 by the UN General Assembly in 1999. Since then every year this day the opportunity is given to young people from all over the world to join their voices. Young people can…

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The ratification of the Child Labor Convention by the Kingdom of Tonga has led to its...

On the 4th of August 2020 Ambassador for the Kingdom of Tonga, Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tuivakano, formally deposited the ratification instruments with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder. The Ratification of the convention conce…

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CREUS Practitioner Guide

CREUS Curriculum Consists of four modules which contain the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competences mentors require to be successful and effective in their practice. Mentors will find these useful for structuring their…

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CREUS Mentees Visual Guide

The CREUS Mentees Visual Guide is a booklet about the Peer Mentor Journey. You may find the Visual Guide here.

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The INTEGRA MIP (Mentoring & Integration Programme)

The MIP (Mentoring & Integration Programme) is an online interactive tool available in English, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian). It can be accessed through the Resources page of the INTEGRA website https://integ…

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MEDIS– Policy Recommendations on the educational & social inclusion of children ...

Hope For Children and CARDET proceeded in April and May 2020 with interviews with the stakeholders, for the purposes of the MEDIS* policy recommendations/ guidelines discussion & feedback. This procedure aimed to facilita…

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TRAVELOGUE – Identification and protection of victims of human trafficking

The Travelogue presents a summary of notes written by the participants during training sessions organised according to a practical pedagogical methodology, based mainly on exchanges of good practices between social worke…

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Justice & Rights Manual for Children in a Child Friendly Language

People from 7 organizations in 6 European countries worked together for 2 years to create tools to support children that have experienced sexual violence. JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence a…

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20th of June: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was established by a decision of the UN General Assembly on 4th December 2000 and was first honored on 20th of June 2001. Every 20th of June, if not every day, we have to always remember and make a reference…

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Learning Material

Professional Capacity Development Programme: Child-friendly communication in judicial...

The JudEx+: Professional capacity development programme on child-friendly communication in judicial proceedings in cases of sexual violence against children, is born out the need for implementing the guidelines outlined in in…

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Participatory Action & Learning Experiences with Roma Youth

A collaborative learning resource written with Roma young people and professionals working with PEER Youth in Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, France, Lithuania, Ireland, Italy, Scotland , Spain and Wales. You may read mor…

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Hope For Children: Cyprus in need of more foster care families

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center celebrates World Foster Day again this year. World Foster Day and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC, 1989) demonstrate the provision of family care to all children as of h…

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#INTEGRAeu webinar, enter to support the social and professional integration of youth...

Within the framework ofthe European programme INTEGRA: Multidisciplinary Mentorship program to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care leavers, “Hope for Children” CRC Policy Center as the project’s co…

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The position of “Hope For Children” regarding the inclusion in education, during the ...

On the occasion of the recent announcement of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth regarding the opening of schools and the non-inclusion of children with disabilities or other forms of diversity, “Hope For Ch…

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Children continue to go missing despite lockdowns. The hotline 116 000 has an import...

25th of May marks the International Missing Children’s Day. This year, we commemorate the occasion  under extraordinary circumstances. Restrictive measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic incr…

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“Hope For Children” celebrates International Child Helpline Day

May 17th has been designated as International Child Helpline Day. Every year, this day is dedicated to the worldwide work that is being done for the operation of the children’s helplines. Children’s helplines aim to help perh…

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Children Sexual Abuse – Educating children as an important prevention measure

On the occasion of the two recent convictions by the Courts of the Republic of Cyprus on May 13th, 2020 for cases of sexual abuse against children, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center would like to stress out again the need…

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«Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center and Alphamega Hypermarkets – One more ...

For one more year and through their great response and sensitivity towards the needs of children, people expressed their support to “Choose Hope” campaign organized by «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center. The perpetual supp…

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1466 – Helpline by «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center for the children of Cyprus...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center have achieved being one step closer to the children of Cyprus” the  Director-General of Hope For Children, Mr. Joseph Borghese, has stated, while announcing…

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INTEGRA Transnational Conference

On May 8th 2020 the INTEGRA programme Transnational Conference on Multidisciplinary Mentorship to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care leavers was to take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, hosted by the pro…

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Hope For Children CRC Ambassadors thank you message

On behalf of all the children of Cyprus, the “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Centre’s Children’s Rights Ambassadors from the American International School in Cyprus would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you, doctors,…

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Children and COVID-19

Hope For Children: Increased risk of online child sexual abuse

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center would like to draw the attention of parents and children to the increased risk of online child sexual abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lately, as a result of the restrictive measures t…

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Short film “Watch Over Me” – #speakup Against Child Sexual Abuse

This short film “Watch Over Me”, Directed by Leah Kayaleh and Written and Financed by Leah Kayaleh and Rani Kayaleh was made to raise awareness, and we warmly thank them for giving us the means to sensitize the public about t…

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Creative activities for Children

Hope For Children’s team remains next to all children and their parents during this crisis period that we are called to stay at home. The organization’s specialized staff members have prepared a guide, full of practical ideas…

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Arrival of the first lot of electronic devices for students in Cyprus

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center received today the first big lot of new electronic equipment for the students in need at secondary education in Cyprus. The equipment was received in the presence of the Minister of Educa…

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Children and COVID-19

€300,000 worth of electronic equipment donated to the children of Cyprus by Hope For...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, will donate new electronic equipment to all children in need at secondary education in Cyprus, so that they can take part in distance-learni…

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Press Conference exclusively for Children and Youth about coronavirus

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center realized a Press Conference today that was exclusively addressed to children and youth on the occasion of the measures taken to prevent the spread of virus COVID-19. As adults, children’s…

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News & Press Releases

“Hope For Children“ CRC Policy Center launching the INTEGRA Platform 4 Cooperation...

The launch of the Platform for Cooperation “P4C” from “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center was held within the framework of the European Program “INTEGRA: Multidisciplinary Mentorship Program to support the entrepreneurship…

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Guidelines for the correct logo usage

Dear supporters & collaborators, Thank you very much for supporting “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, and helping us promote our vision. In order to avoid improper usage of our logos we created this document which pr…

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Code of ethics and Conduct for Child Protection Professionals

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (hereinafter “The Organization”) The International, Humanitarian and Independent Organization ‘’Hope For Children’’ CRC Policy Center follows the international, European and national legi…

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Annual Report 2018

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Hope For Children joining forces with the International Organization for Migration in...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center joined forces with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) by signing a Cooperation Agreement. The Agreement proves the full support of both parties in strengthening the nationa…

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Municipality of Strovolos cooperates with Hope For Children to become a Child Friendl...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center’s Children’s Rights Ambassadors from the American International School in Cyprus met with the Mayor of Strovolos, Mr Andreas Papacharalambous to propose a campaign “Strovolos for Children…

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The Minister of Interior visiting “Home for Hope” of Hope For Children

The Minister of the Interior, Mr. Nikos Nouris paid a visit to the shelter for unaccompanied children “Home For Hope”, operated by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in Nicosia. Mr Nouris was accompanied by the Director Ge…

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Hope For Children Young Ambassador representing children of Cyprus at the Council of...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center’s Children’s Rights Ambassador and student of the American International School in Cyprus, Kasra Mulot, was proudly selected to attend a conference on the rights of the child and the futu…

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Child Friendly JT – Informative Leaflets

The informative leaflets created in the framework of the ‘ChildFriendly JT: The right of minors to information, translation and interpretation in criminal proceedings: Development of child-friendly tools’ project (Ref.JUST-AG…

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Reports & Policy Papers

Child Friendly JT – The National Report

The National report is considering and presenting the implementation of the right to information, translation and interpretation in Cypriot context which one can find in; EU Directives 2012/13, 2010/64 and…

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Cyprus Young Entrepreneur Award 2019 for Joseph Borghese

The Director-General of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, Mr. Joseph Borghese, was yesterday honored on his social contribution, during the award ceremony of young entrepreneurs 2019, held by Cyprus Chamber Of Commerce a…

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30 Χρόνια Σύμβασης των Δικαιωμάτων του Παιδιού

Σήμερα γιορτάζουμε και τιμούμε τον παγκόσμιο αγώνα που άρχισε 30 χρόνια πριν για την αναγνώριση και την κατοχύρωση των Δικαιωμάτων του Παιδιού. Μια ημέρα ορόσημο, σύμβολο παγκόσμιας εμβέλειας έμελλε να είναι η 20η Νοεμβρίου 1…

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The Children’s House received 368 cases of sexual abuse from January 2018 until today...

Today, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center together with the Council “FONI” responsible for the implementation of the national strategy to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children and child pornography, organized a…

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National Report on Corporal Punishment in Cyprus

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center has conducted national report on Corporal Punishment within the framework of the European project CHAPTER: Children movement Against Physical Threatening and Emotional Repression (ref. JU…

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The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates supports Homes for Hope of Hope For Children

H.E. the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Cyprus, Mr. Sultan Ahmed Ghanem AlSuwaidi, visited Homes for Hope, the children’s shelters operated by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in Nicosia. Escorted by the Direc…

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Children exposed to violent movie content

On the recent release of a popular movie and after the presence of children in movie theaters even though the movie was rated by the competent authority as inappropriate for minors (18 years and below), it seems that we need…

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Hope For Children participates at the International Conference on the Rights of Victi...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center participated at the International Conference entitled “A Single View for a Multiple Reality: the Femicide Case”, on 25th of October 2019, organized by KMOP-Social Action and Innovation Ce…

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“Hope For Children” establishes important partnerships for the support of...

The signing ceremony of the INTEGRA Protocols of cooperation between “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and stakeholders was held on October 23 at the Olympic Hall. The stakeholders who attended the ceremony were the Cente…

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Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Committee 25th Session hosted in Cyprus

The 25th Session of the Lanzarote Committee of the Council of Europe in Cyprus was successfully concluded today, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance. Having the Observatory status at th…

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The first ever NGO of the Year Award to “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center

The honorary distinction “NGO of the Year” was received by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center during the Cyprus Responsible Business Awards 2019 awards ceremony, held on October 10th, at the Presidential Palace. The Cyprus…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center endorsing and supporting the NotFoundDay

On 25 September, we celebrate the second edition of #NotFoundDay. In the EU, 250,000 children are reported missing every year, a child every 2 minutes. On #NotFoundDay, Missing Children Europe encourages website owners and co…

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Awareness Raising / Information Material

CHAPTER: Children movement Against Physical Threatening and Emotional Repression

Physical violence against children and youth has serious negative impact on their personality. In particular, Corporal Punishment (CP) is largely ignored as a form of physical violence.  In order to take the ne…

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Talking to Children about Violent Incidents and Addressing Grief: Tips ...

The past few days Cyprus society is overwhelmed by the loss of children and other violent incidents that leave pain and worry in regards to the circumstances that led to this situation.  Affected from the drama…

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Hope For Children attending the EuroMed Women For Dialogue Forum on the prevention of...

The EuroMed Women for Dialogue Forum was held in Amman, Jordan, organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation and “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center attended, contributing to women’s role as agents for the promotion of intercultu…

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Hope For Children invites legislative authorities to take action before the loss of m...

We once more regret to see that the gaps in national legislation have been an obstacle to the provision of services to children, with the tragic result of this being the death of a 14-year-old child. We will not focus on poss…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and Hug & Care Foundation collecting schoo...

School doors have opened for all children marking the beginning of the new school year all over Cyprus. However, not all children have the opportunity to acquire the necessary items to attend school. “Hope For Children” CRC P…

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Training Manual Against Corporal Punishment and Emotional Repression for Children and...

Physical violence against children and youth has serious negative impact on their personality. In particular, Corporal Punishment (CP) is largely ignored as a form of physical violence. Started on December 1st 2016, the proje…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and UCLan Cyprus are officially announcing thei...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center officially announces their collaboration with UCLan Cyprus, by the signing of Protocol of Cooperation. The cooperation aims to form a workframe between Hope For Children and UCLan Cyprus…

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The National Report of the INTEGRA Project on ageing out of care

Cyprus presents and reviews the findings of the ethnographic research in the framework of the INTEGRA project, a Multidisciplinary Mentorship program to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care-leavers….

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“Hope For Children” coordinating the design of a multi-agency platform and a child-fr...

In June 2018, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center with dedicated and experienced partners, CESIE (IT), CEPS (ES), Smile of the Child (GR), Mediterranean Management Center (CY) and ADCdP, Division M (PT) embarked on a journe…

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INTEGRA: Multidisciplinary Mentorship programme to support the entrepreneurship of ch...

#INTEGRAeu Newsletter #3 INTEGRA: Multidisciplinary Mentorship programme to support the entrepreneurship of children in care and young care-leavers The ethnographic research conducted in the INTEGRA partner countries (Cyprus,…

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Children’s Rights Defender Award 2019 to young Nicholas Nikiforou

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center held the award ceremony of young Nicholas Nikiforou in a joyful and emotional atmosphere, rewarding him with the “Children’s Rights Defender Award 2019”. The ceremony took place at the pr…

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The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), to the premises of “Hope...

Mrs Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Parliamentarian and President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Mr. Marinos Mousiouttas parliamentarian and member of Democratic Party, was welcomed today to the premises of “Hope For Chil…

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Protocol of Cooperation signed between a Cypriot and a US Organization aiming to hand...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and National Children’s Advocacy Center in USA, are officially joining forces for the protection of all children through the announcement of the singing of a Protocol of Cooperation. The…

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Foster care means acceptance, support and hope!

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center celebrates the 31st of May that marks the World Foster Day, in an attempt to underline the importance of the institution in the Cypriot society. World Foster Day demonstrates the provisio…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center urges European leaders to implement measures to...

May 25th marks International Missing Children’s Day, a day to raise awareness of missing children and give hope to the families they leave behind. In 2018 alone, the 116 000 European hotlines for missing children answered on…

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“Hope For Children’’ CRC Policy Center and Hellenic Bank joined forces to beat bullyi...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center completed their collaboration for second year in a row with Hellenic Bank for raising awareness to the local community towards dealing with violence and bullying at schools. The “Peer Sup…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center empowering young students on how t...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center organised and supported the CONVEY Pilot Programme for 42 young students within the frame of the EU co-financed project “CONVEY – Counteracting sexual violence and harassment: Engaging Yo…

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New services for children offered in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos Districts

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) organized a Press Conference in order to officially announce the expansion of premises and services offered by the organization, in Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos districts. The Press…

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Educational and entertaining excursion for the children of ‘’Homes For Hope’’

On behalf of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, we would like to warmly thank the Youth Board of Cyprus, which through the program «Youth Initiatives» funded an entertaining and educating excursion for unaccompanied child…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center participated in the Transnational C...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center participated in a partnership meeting on April 8 & 9 of April and at the Transnational Conference of CONVEY project “I say NO to sexual violence”, on April 10, 2019 in Palermo, Italy,…

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Training of professionals of «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center and representative...

‘Hope For Children’ CRC Policy Center, organized a three day training for professionals who handle cases of sexual abuse against children, within the framework of the EU funded project “PROMISE II” (REC-CHILD-AG-2016-01_76423…

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Presentation of storytelling books on the prevention and handling child sexual abuse ...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center participated in the presentation of the storytelling books about prevention and handling child sexual abuse organized by Socialist Women’s Movement. The books “The box with the…

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«Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center and Alphamega Hypermarkets keeping children’s h...

A very special warm response was received for a second consecutive year, from the people towards “Choose Hope” campaign organized by «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center, in November 2018. The campaign took place with the su…

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Laws

Rights of the Child * United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. United Nations. (1989). * Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child – The Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (2000). * Op…

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Hope For Children undertakes a project in Attica under the campaign #Stand By Greece

On Monday, 18th of March, the independent, international and humanitarian organization “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) realized a press conference during which the public was informed about the results and the nex…

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The Ambassador of Italy in Cyprus visiting “Homes of Hope” of «Hope For Children» CRC...

The Ambassador of Italy in Cyprus Mr. Andrea Cavallari visited “Homes of Hope”, the private shelters for unaccompanied children of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center. During the official visit, the Ambassador of Italy visi…

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ANT1 Cyprus supporting “Stand By Greece” campaign of «Hope For Children» CRC Policy C...

ANT1 TV joined forces with “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in order to support the people affected from the wildfires in Attica in July 2018. The great initiative of ANT1 TV to support Stand By Greece campaign, was to i…

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Quote for the provision of External Evaluation Services

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is requesting quotations for an External Evaluator to carry out the necessary work for the EU funded project BASE: Migrant and refugee child-friendly support services in cases of sexual a…

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International Day of Education: “Hope For Children’’ CRC Policy Center raises awarene...

The establishment by United Nations, for the first time, of the 24th of January as International Day of Education points out the high importance of education in contemporary societies. Although access to education consists a…

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The Transnational Report of CREUS project overseen by “Hope For Children”...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is overseeing the CREUS Transnational project report which presents a selection of projects in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, and United Kingdom (England), that, though diverse i…

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Call for Interns in Administration and Language Support

Who are we? “Hope For Children CRC Policy Center is an International Humanitarian and Independent Institution and its headquarters are based in Nicosia, Cyprus. We conduct our work through research, advisory services, advocac…

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“Hope For Children” brings together passionate educators to empower young people on G...

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center organised and implemented a specialized two day workshop for educators and school counsellors on the topics of gender-based violence and gender equality as part of their EU-funded project…

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INTEGRA: Multidisciplinary Mentorship programme to support the entrepreneurship of ch...

INTEGRA Newsletter #1: The first transnational meeting for the INTEGRA project took place in Nicosia, Cyprus, in June 2018. This moment represented the kick-off of a project that proposes a new approach to support young peopl…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center celebrating 10 successful and fruitful years...

On the International Day of the Rights of the Child November 20th, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center (HFC) celebrated its 10th anniversary of successful course on promoting and defending the rights of children in Cyprus….

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High-level CoE and UN officials speaking at the conference on Children’s Rights in Di...

On the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day, 20th of November, “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center has the honour to organise and to invite you to the Second National Forum on the Rights of the Child, dedicated to Child…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center supports the initiative for the children of Ken...

The International, Independent and Humanitarian institution “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center congratulates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus and the Honorary Consul of Kenya in Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Tornaritis on the…

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Radisson Blu International Marathon of Larnaca

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and Stoiximan Cyprus participate at this year’s Radisson Blu International Marathon of Larnaca  The International, Humanitarian and Indep…

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Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth in Cyprus– 19 Days of Activism

“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center condemning any form of violence and abuse against children, is implementing again this year the “19 Days of Activism” campaign on the prevention of abuse and violence against children and…

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Rock Rock Walk Fashion Show for «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Center

The charity Rock Walk Fashion Show of Nassos Louizos aiming to financially empower the International, Independent and Humanitarian Organization “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center, will take place on Monday November 5th 201…

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Family mediation: a successful solution in child abduction cases in Cyprus and Europe

Nicosia, 15 October – Today marks the beginning of International Mediation Week which aims to promote the importance of family mediation in parental abduction cases. Despite its success rate, mediation remains a solution that…

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«Hope For Children» CRC Policy Centre supports the young cyclist Stavriana Kanarkoti...

The Director-General for «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Centre Mr. Joseph Varughese announced with great joy the Organization’s support towards the young cyclist, Stavriana Kanarkoti. This initiative is a part of the Organiza…

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The First Lady of India and the First Lady of Cyprus visited «Hope For Children» CRC ...

On September 3rd 2018 the Director-General of «Hope For Children» CRC Policy Centre Mr. Joseph Borghese, welcomed the First Lady of India and the First Lady of Cyprus at the Organization’s premises. During the State visit of…

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Press Conference for the establishment of Mediation Service Cyprus

The “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center and the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO), realized a Press Conference in regards to the establishment of cross-border family Mediation Ser…

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The Observatory on Human Rights of Children in Wales establishes the Chair of the ...

Director-General Mr. Joseph Borghese has selected Professor Jane Williams of the Observatory on Human Rights of Children in Wales for holding the Chair of CRC Policy Center. The Chair is designed for Universities and Research…

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Newsletters

HFC Newsletter June 2014

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Annual Report 2016

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HFC's Policies & Reference Documents

Child Protection Policy

Whereas the Organization is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Cyprus,                                     …

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Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014 Complete pdf Version

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The Rights of Adolescents

“Hope for Children” UNCRC Policy Center in cooperation with Law Clinic of the University of Nicosia, announce the submission of their report titled “The Rights of Adolescents” to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of…

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Judicial Proceedings in cases of sexual Violence Against Children: The Child’s ...

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Reports & Policy Papers

NGO Contribution on the “Protection of the Rights of the Child and the 2030 Agenda fo...

Report on the “Protection of the Rights of the Child and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” NGO contribution in Cyprus & Hungary. Produced by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in the framework of the UN High Com…

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Policy paper on Roma Children Participation in Cyprus

Policy paper on Roma Children Participation in Cyprus, produced by “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center in the framework of the EU project “PEER: Participation, Experiences & Empowerment for Roma Youth”.Policy paper on R…

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Submissions OHCHR “Investment in the rights of the child” and “ICT ...

“Information and communications technology and child sexual exploitation” “Investment in the rights of the child”

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Nana Mouskouri on the side of “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center

The concert of the internationally renowned artist, Nana Mouskouri, was realized on the 8th of July with great success. It took place at the Presidential Palace under the auspices of the First Lady, Ms. Andri Anastasiade, and…

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“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center officially operates the Children’s House

The International, Humanitarian and Independent Institution “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center announces the completion of the Children’s House facilities, which was marked today with the handing over of the renovated buil…

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Annual Report 2015

This Annual Report covers “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center activities for 2015 (PDF)

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