CHILDREN SAID

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

The role of the Media in promotion of the rights of the child, but also in protection of those rights, and strengthening public awareness on their violation is extremely important.

The Media point to the weaknesses of the system by daily informing the public on violations of children's rights in different fields, especially on violence against children and among children, which should be recognized by the competent and they should work on eliminating the causes that lead to violations of the rights of children in different fields.

But the Media are just one very important link in protecting the interests of children which requires active participation of all departments and institutions in promoting positive content about children and for children, about learning of children, the impact of the Media on their growing up, children's rights in the Media industry, whether the laws on the Media have recognized the right of children to protection.

And this issue has once again confirmed how every issue of protecting the interests of children is complex and demanding and how it requires constant and effective cooperation of all institutions, government and NGO sector and in particular, how very important is the participation of experts, all with the aim of addressing the problem and the need to jointly seek systemic solutions in protection of the child in all fields.

The round table was organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Srpska, Gender Centre of Republic of Srpska Government, "Hi Neighbor" and the Ombudsman for Children.