CHILDREN SAID

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 to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 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

Fair for Children and Family brought together a large number of exhibitors who, during the two days, offered visitors numerous activities and entertainment of educational, sporting, creative and promotional character which once again drew attention to the needs of children, parents and families.

Participation of the Ombudsman for Children at the Fair, was aimed to meet children, parents and all those who work with and for children, and in direct contact with them to bring them rights of children closer and to indicate the need that all together, from their own point of view, need to work on improving the realization and protection of children's rights.

During the two days, many visitors, especially children, approached the stand asking for information and advice on various issues concerning the rights of the child. Children were especially interested in short workshops, implemented by young advisors of Ombudsman for Children Tamara Peric, Milica Mijatovic, Marko Grujic, Anja Zivkovic, Ana Stamenic and Dragutin Dedic, where children answered the questions about the rights of the child. The stand was visited by groups of children from elementary school "Vuk Karadzic" in Sitnesi, kindergarten "Maslacak" and "Minnie Mouse", acting studio "Roda" and many others.

Parents, grandparents, teachers, social workers, representatives of institutions, private entrepreneurs, NGOs representatives, who were stopping at exposed publications and promotional materials of Institutions, were particularly interested in the Protocol on the Procedure in case of Violence, Abuse and Neglect of Children, leaflets "Children on the Internet" and the "Convention on the Rights of the Child".

Stand of institutions attracted the attention of Mrs. Susan Prahl, Kids festival director, who expressed an interest to cooperate with Institution and was particularly interested in the work of the Network of Young Advisors and their involvement in peer education.

The fair was a totally new experience for all participants and especially for the children who, through their participation in the creative corner, at the sports grounds, stage, traffic training area, mini TV studio, improvised garden and numerous fun and educational activities, showed that with our understanding, investment and support children can accomplish a number of rights guaranteed by the Convention.