Final conference

Final conference on the FIRST project
11.05.2021, 9.30 - 13.00, zoom platform

Talking about sexual abuse of children is a challenge that continues to provoke the public in different countries. It must be conducted at various levels, from politics, through investigation, punishment and victim prevention and support services, to communities and families. The participants are politicians, managers, academia, magistrates, human rights activists, professionals from various fields, parents, children.

We, from the Right to Childhood Foundation, addressed the need to start this conversation through the FIRST project, which we, together with our partners, have been implementing for the last two and a half years. Through it we provided legal and therapeutic services to children and families in 7 Bulgarian cities, created a platform for anonymous and remote reporting of cases of sexual violence against children, created an interactive website containing information on the topic, provided in formats suitable for children, parents and professionals

We have also published author's books for parents and their children, which in an accessible language send basic messages to children related to their safety. For professionals, we have developed a digital training platform for managers, which prepares them to create a sexual violence-free environment in the activities, services and institutions they manage.

In the final event of the project we invite interested parties and anyone who feels a participant in the topic of sexual abuse of children! The conference will take place on 11.05.2021, from 9.30 to 13.00 EET in the zoom platform. Pre-registration is required, which you can do here.


  • 9.30 - 9.40 OPENING
  • 9.40 - 10.00 Sexual violence against children - dissemination, knowledge, attitudes and reaction, Mr. Lubomir Kirilchev, consultant on Violance against chidren, UNICEF Bulgaria
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Presentation of the platform for signals and the work of the experts teams, Mrs Dilyana Giteva, Attorney at Law, Right to Childhood Foundation, Representatives of PULS Foundation, Representative of Foundation “Gender Altenrnatives”
  • 10.30 – 11.30 A story of sexual violence against children in school in Germany. Trauma and Church, Fr. Klaus Mertes, Catholic priest, Jesuit.
  • 11.30 – 12.00 Presentation of a site with resources for children and parents – , Joana Terzieva, author of the web-page materials and books for children, project manager, Right to Childhood Foundation
  • 12.00 – 12.20 Effective models of early intervention to prevent trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, Mrs. Ardita Keraj is a project Manager at the Community Center "Little Angels" from SHKEJ Association in Tirana Albania
  • 12.20 – 12.50 Discussion
  • 12.50 – 13.00 Closing session



Toolkits designed for children and adults (parents and professionals) caring for children of the corresponding age.