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

Jovana, 16 year old

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

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

Jelena, 9 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the new Council of Europe Strategy for the rights of the child 2012-2015.on 02.15.2012. with the key aim of implementing the Council of Europe standards. The Strategy focuses on four strategic objectives:

1. promoting child-friendly services and systems (in the areas of justice, health and social services);

2. eliminating all forms of violence against children (including sexual violence, trafficking, corporal punishment and violence in schools);

3. guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations (such as those with disabilities, in detention, in alternative care, migrant or Roma children);

4. promoting child participation.

The Strategy is the result of extensive consultations with governments, parliaments and international organizations and key representatives of civil society and is also based on consultations with children.