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Quiz on children's rights in CEE and CIS countries

The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre recently released a report on child poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Test your knowledge of the child rights situation in Eastern Europe and former USSR countries in this week's CRIN quiz!


1. According to the recently issued report on Child Poverty in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, how many children under 15 still live in extreme poverty in this region?

A: 8%
B: 25%
C: 60%


2. Which East European government is currently facing a budget crisis, meaning it is running out of funds to maintain its paediatric hospitals?

A: Hungary
B: The Czech Republic
C: Romania


3. In which country has a teacher been dismissed by the minister of Education for teaching young people about issues of homosexuality and discrimination?

A: Russia
B: Lithuania
C: Poland


4. What is the current situation of NGOs in Russia?

A: Their operations have been suspended
B: They have to suspend operations if they do not register for government monitoring
C: The government's new law allows them to operate alongside state bodies


5. Which Central Asia government recently attacked Save the Children for reporting that 500,000 of its primary school age children were out of school?

A: Turkmenistan
B: Tajikistan
C: Uzbekistan


6. In which country were large numbers of children infected with HIV between 1986 and 1991 as a direct result of government policies that exposed them to contaminated needles and “microtransfusions” in which small children were injected with unscreened blood?

A: Lithuania
B: Romania
C: Estonia


7. On a recent visit to the Ukraine, the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, commented on the low rate of successful prosecutions and sentencing of traffickers and child pornographers, what did he say was one of the reasons for this?

A: Sexual exploitation of children in not widespread in the Ukraine
B: There is a disturbing level of corruption affecting all sectors of Government but particularly the law enforcement and judicial systems
C: Tighter laws on sexual exploitation in the Ukraine have displaced people committing sex crimes against children to South East Asia and Central America


8. Which of the following countries has not banned all forms of corporal punishment, including in the home?

A: Hungary
B: Latvia
C: Estonia


9. All CEE and CIS countries have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Only one has failed to report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child since it ratified it. Which one?

A: Serbia
B: Moldova
C: Albania


10. In which country was it reported this week that imams have received State instructions saying that the attendance of children at mosques is 'undesirable'?

A: Uzbekistan
B: Bulgaria
C: Latvia