CHILDREN SAID

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

Jelena, 9 years old

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

Milan, 6 years old

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

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

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

Jovana, 16 year old

SEE Children's Ombudsperson's Network Thematic Conference was held in Zagreb on December 01.2009. in wich representatives of Institution of Ombudsman of Slovenia, Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vojvodina, Montenegro, Greece, Croatia, Romania and Kosovo participated.

Theme of the Conference was "The participation of children in school and local community" where members of the network presented their positive experiences and examples from experiences which show the opposite.

In the opening address the host of the Conference, Ombudsman for Children of Croatia Mila Jelavić, spoke about the important role of the Ombudsman in recognition of the position of the child as the subject and the holder of rights. Nataša Jović from Serbia, Marija Kordić from Vojvodina and Nada Grahovac from Republic of Srpska spoke about examples from experience, stressing the necessity of adult education on rights of children and their protection. Tone Dolčić from Slovenia and Niki Bafa from Greece presented their experience on how to improve participation of children.

A decision has been made in Zagreb that host to SEE Children's Ombudsperson's Institution in 2010. would be Institution of Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska.