Welcome to canee.net!

The webpage canee.net is run by the Empowering Children Foundation (formerly Nobody's Children Foundation), based in Poland, with financial support of the OAK Foundation. It is dedicated to the problem of abused and neglected children in Central and Eastern Europe. It includes information on the scale and various dimensions of this negative phenomenon in Central and Eastern Europe – results of research, statistics and legislation in force concerning situation of children. This page also consists of descriptions of activities undertaken in order to protect children’s rights.

Report: Online sexual coercion and extortion as a form of crime affecting children. Law enforcement perspective

The newest report of the Europol (the European Union's law enforcement agency) "Online sexual coercion and extortion as a form of crime affecting children. Law enforcement perspective" describes this online threat and recommends various actions to prevent it and fight with it.

Children’s rights and biomedicine

The Council of Europe's Committee on Bioethics new study on children's rights challenges in biomedicine: "From Law to Practice: Towards a Roadmap to Strengthen Children's Rights in the Era of Biomedicine" (2017).

Migrant Children: IOM/UNICEF Report (September 2017)

Migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and UNICEF say in a new report "Harrowing Journeys" (September 2017).

Moldova on the seventy-sixth session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Today, on September 11, 2017 starts in Geneva the seventy-sixth session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. On September 18, the combined fourth and fifth periodic report on the implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will be presented by the Republic of Moldova. It contains data and information for the period between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2014.

The African Union Assembly adopts the Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040

In August 2017 the African Union Assembly adopted Agenda 2040, Africa's Agenda for children: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children, prepared by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in 2016.

Digital 5 A Day Campaign - Simple steps to a balanced digital diet and better wellbeing

Digital 5 A Day Campaign gives children and parents easy to follow, practical information that help to achieve a healthy and balanced "digital diet".

EU increases education and protection support for children affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine

A new UNICEF project, funded by the European Union, will strengthen vital education and protection services for children caught in the on-going conflict in eastern Ukraine. UNICEF estimates that more than 200,000 children live inside the 30 km-wide 'buffer zone' stretched along the 'contact line' where armed hostilities occur every day. The project will provide almost 14,000 children living along that 'contact line' with life-skills training, improved access to education and psychosocial support.

Positive changes in Polish penal code in regard to crimes against children enter into force

New stricter law in Poland refers to penalties for the most serious crimes against children as well as the legal obligation for everyone to react and report, if he/she suspects, sees or knows about such crime. Till now such obligation was only a moral one.

„Children count 2017”. The newest report of the Empowering Children Foundation

The report is a current diagnosis of child safety and development in Poland, where live 7 million of children (people under the age of 18). In the 314 pages report there are not only collected the most up-to-date information on children issues and problems or recommendations, but also identified areas of ignorance that are results of the lack of systematic collection of data.