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Learning Action Partnership

OAK LogoLearning Action Partnership (LAP)

The Learning Action Partnership (LAP) is a network for exchanging ideas and good practices realization, that is working for prevention of sexual exploitation of children.The partnership unites interested people and institutions that having experience in activities preventing violence, exploitation and abuse.
LAP is an initiative in the frame of the project of BFPA "The Art to Inform. A network for reducing vulnerability of children for sexual exploitation and abusive practices” supported by OAK Foundation. It was initiated during a workshop of BFPA and OAK Foundation on topics, connected with prevention of sexual exploitation of children with main focus children in institutions, which took place at 4-6 December 2013.

 

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The working group includes representatives of:
OAK Foundation; BFPA; Demetra Association, UNICEF Bulgaria; Animus Association Foundation; Risk Monitor; Know How Center for working with children in NBU; National  Network for Children; National Network of Health Mediators; Re-Act Association; MLSP, SACP, MoE, Regional Inspectorate for Education, Sofia; Institute for Social Activities and Practices; Agapedia Foundation; Applied Researches and Communications; Agency for Social Support,; MoH; MoI; Bulgarian Center for Not-For-Profit Law; GERT foundation; Child and Space Association; Bulgarian-Swiss Programme for Collaboration, National Comission for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings.

 

LAP is open for ideas and collaboration with other networks and organizations.

 


RESOURCES 

  Cover AlgorythmPrevention

Links to three videos, elaborated together with Loveguide

- Sexual exploitation

- Sexual exploitation 2

- Sexual harrassment  

 

 


 

LAP meeting - Sofia, December 5 2018 

LAP meeting - Sofia, August 30 2018 

LAP meeting - Sofia, May 16 2018

LAP meeting - Sofia, February 20 2018 

LAP meeting - Sofia, September 14 2017 

LAP meeting - Sofia, April 04 2017 

LAP meeting - Sofia, December 13 2016 

LAP meeting - Sofia, September 20 2016 

LAP meeting - Sofia, June 02 2016 

LAP meeting - Sofia, February 19 2016 

LAP meeting - Sofia, November 20 2015

 

"PREVENTION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IS POSSIBLE" CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 17-18, 2017, SOFIA

MATERIALS FROM THE CONFERENCE

#16DAYS - 7 participants in the first conference participated in the campaign against gender-based violence (November 25 – December 10, 2017), an initiative of British Embassy:

Message from the Deputy-Minister of Education and Science, Denitsa Satcheva

Message from Assoc. Prof. Mihail Okoliiski, expert at the World Health Organization

A different perspective on the fight to end violence against women and girls from Niya, a young person and a volunteer who wants her voice to be heard

Eva Zhecheva from the   Ombudsman’s office talks about the role of the institution in fighting violence against women

Dr. Debra Allnock speaks about her work at the University of Bedfordshire’s International Centre on Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking

Ekaterina Veleva, chairperson of the PULSE Foundation, talks about the work of the organisation and the 16 days campaign

Lyuben Georgiev from Re-Act Association talks about the importance of prevention and education in the cases of violence against women and children

 


 

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

About internet safety and young people - Stara Zagora, August 24 2018 

Focus group on safety and protection of children from sexual exploitation and online sexual abuse - Pleven, July 30 2018 

Approved BFPA policy on protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults - Sofia, 12 July 2016

BFPA policies on Child protection - Sofia, 25-26 April 2016

Working group against violence towards and among children - Sofia, 22 March 2016  

Presenting the Learning Action Partnership at a GERT event - Sofia, 18-19 March 2016

 

 

 

 

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