CHILDREN SAID

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

Marina, 15 year 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 be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

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

Jelena, 9 years old

The Convention obliges states to implement measures and activities in order to protect children against sexual exploitation and abuse. Among these measures and activities are: education on risks of sexual exploitation and abuse; access to the programs and measures for intervention, adoption of domestic measures of coordination and cooperation; measures of protection and assistance to victims; appropriate punishment for perpetrators; establishment of the register of perpetrators.

What have we done?

1. Based on the initiative of the Ombudsman for children

a) programs of prevention of different forms of violence against children became an integral part of the curriculum,

b) The Protocol on actions in cases of violence, abuse and neglect of children has been signed

c)  the Criminal Code has been amended :

-  the limitation for these offences starts with the child becoming 18 years old,

-  the punishments for perpetrator have been increased

-  mitigation of the punishments has become impossible

-  psycho -social treatment of the perpetrator is mandatory

-  the law foresees that perpetrators can not work with children in any capacities after completion of their punishment.

d) the register of perpetrators of sexual offences against children is to be established (The Government has prepared the Draft Law on this) 

e) the Center for support to children-victims of different forms of violence, abuse and neglect has been established

f) The Institution has implemented 130 workshops "Do we know what the violence is?" in primary and secondary schools in ordered to educated pupils to identify and react in cases of violence and work on its prevention and reporting of It.