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

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

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

Marina, 15 year old

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a legally binding act and it obliges all of us to care for each and every child. It is of ultimate importance to strengthen the family and its role to respond to different needs of a child in all phases of his development in order to fulfill implementation of the children's rights. The family is the primary and natural surrounding for the child and has the strongest role in child's growth. Parallel to the strengthening of the family, the cooperation of all subjects of child protection has to be fostered and the coordination has to be planned, continuous and focused on prevention. The monitoring of the application of the Convention and legislation as well as defined policies has to be constant in order to evaluate their influence on children and their development. The development of the child is the process which determines his future. If we fail to identify the needs of the child and his right to protection in the process of growing up, the consequences for the child ad his development could be far-reaching and damaging.

In order to promote children's rights, improve the care of the society for children and strengthening responsibilities of all subjects of the protection, every first week of October traditionally becomes the „Children's Week". This year „Children's Week" is organized under the slogan „Family First".

The Ombudsman for Children of the Republic of Srpska scheduled activities in different areas of the Republic in order to mark the Children's Week.

1.    3 October, 2016

Banja Luka - 10.30hrs the education-creative workshop titled „Searching for the rights of the child" for pre-scholars from kindergartens „Jezeva kucica", „Cvrcak" and „Luna". The workshop is organized in cooperation with the RS Museum

- 14.00hrs visit to the daily care center „Moja luka"  

Foca - 13.10hrs visit to the Primary School „Veselin Maslesa" and socializing with the students from the first to fifth grade, workshop "On your rights in your school". The visit is organsied upon invitation from teh school.

2.    4 October,2016

Laktasi - 11.00hrs the workshop "On your rights in your school" in the Primary School „Georgius Papandreu"  

Foca - 10.00 hrs socializing with the children from the kindergarten „Cika Jova Zmaj" and workshop „Do we know our rights?"  

Doboj - 13.00hrs - Panel discussion with children „Children ask"

3.    5 October, 2016

Istocno Novo Sarajevo - 10.00hrs the workshop "On your rights in your school" in the Secondary School      

Ilidza - 12.00hrs „Family's group conference - Contemporary module of support to families in risk in BiH"       

Banja Luka - 11.00hrs - the round table „Register of sexual offenders against children - need and obligation"

4.    6 October, 2016        

Bijeljina- 11.30hrs - the workshop "On your rights in your school" in the Primary School „Sveti Sava" in Bijeljina      

Banja Luka - 17.00 - 19.00 hrs - socializing with the children from the Children's Home „Rada Vranjesevic, Primary School „Petar Kocic Kola in cooperation with the Museum of  the RS and Children's Theater.