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

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

Members of Presidency of Council of Peoples of Republic of Srpska, Mr. Dzevad Osmancevic, Mr. Drago Vidovic and Mr. Momir Malic have visited Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska. This is their first visit after adoption of the Annual Report of the Ombudsman for Children of Reoublic of Srpska by which they wanted to show that they have recognized importance of this Institution, seriousness of the work done in the frame of Institution and numerous problems that follow the work with children.

Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska has spoken about her work and need for education on children’s rights starting with children, parents and teachers and then proceeding to the media and all persons involved in any kind of work with children. It has been stated that during selection of cadre who will work with children, it is necessary that those persons are very professional, moral and dedicated to the children.

It has been noted that in Republic of Srpska there is not efficient number of professionals who could work with children that have difficulties in development and that is necessary when the most sensitive part of children population is in question.

Dzevad Osmancevic has emphasized that children and their needs and rights must be a priority regardless of current crisis and he agrees with Nada Grahovac that we need strategy for children in order to know who is competent for each area and in order to unite existing institutions in order to enforce and change existing laws so they would be in accordance with demands of the Convention.

Conversation has opened many themes and it showed that such meetings could be useful in exchange of experiences and in enlightening the role of all segments of society in advancing more quality protection of the rights of a child.