Presentation of the Report for the situation of the children’s rights in Republic of Macedonia, prepared by Macedonian National Coalition of Nongovernmental Organizations for children’s rights.
The Macedonian National Coalition of Nongovernmental Organizations for children’s rights (informal coalition), coordinated by the First Children’s Embassy in the world Megjashi, on Thursday, 07 June 2012, at 10:30, at the offices of the First Children’s Embassy (str. Kosta Novakovik 22a, Skopje) organized a press conference for Presentation of the Report for the situation of the children’s rights in Republic of Macedonia for the period from June 2010 to December 2011, prepared by a group of Nongovernmental Organizations.
At the press conference was discussed more about the situation of the children in Macedonia, as well as recommendations arising as a conclusion of the preparation of the report.
Press opening statements:
10:30-10:40 MA Dragi Zmijanac - Executive Director and Founder of the First Children’s Embassy in the world Megjashi. He spoke about the recommendations of the Civil Society Organizations to the Committee on The Rights of the Children regarding better implementation of the Committee on The Rights of the Children.
10:40-10:50 Katerina Koneska - Program Manager at the First Children’s Embassy in the world Megjashi., she spoke about the way of preparing and the content of the Report for the condition of the children’s rights.
10:50 to 10:55 Radmila Stojkovska Aleksova - special education teacher in the "Open the windows," spoke about the data that participated in "Open windows" in the preparation of the report
10:55 to 11:00 Marija Matovska - Project Coordinator, Association for Health Education and Research "HERA" spoke about the data that participate "Hera" in preparing the report
11:00 to 11:10 Questions
Moderator: Katerina Koneska - Program Manager of the First Children Embassy in the World Megjashi
The report is a review of the situation of children in Macedonia for the period from June 2010 to December 2011. The report was prepared by monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the implementation of the recommendations that came from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in June 2010 and implementation of other international instruments which regulate the rights of children.
The previous report prepared by the Macedonian national coalition is rated by the UN Committee as suitable for monitoring the situation of children's rights by civil society. Therefore in this report the collected data was processed and presented in accordance with the structure that is recommended by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
In order to have a more complete picture of the respect and rights of children in Macedonia, the National Coalition, starting this year, prepare annual reports that will be the basis for the next periodical alternative report.
The preparation of the report is part of the project "Strengthening the capacity of NGOs to monitor children's rights," funded by UNICEF.
Member organizations of the informal National Coalition for the Rights of the Child:
Association for Health Education and Research "Hera" - Skopje
Women Civic Initiative "Antiko" - Skopje (network of 18 local organizations); Coalition "All for Fair Trials" - Skopje (coalition of 17 NGOs);
"Lajfstart" - Bitola; Youth educational Forum - Skopje;
Open Gate La Strada - Skopje, "Open the window" - Skopje;
First Children's Embassy in the world "Megjashi" - Skopje
Council for Prevention of Juvenile delinquency - Kavadarci;
Association HOPS - healthy Options - Skopje;,
Humanitarian Association "Mother" - Kumanovo;
Humanitarian and Charitable Association of Roma in Macedonia "Moon" - Gostivar; Center for Civic initiative - Prilep;
Centre for Human rights and conflict Resolution - Skopje,
Centre for Sustainable development "Gate" - Strumica;
Association, Macedonian center for Women's rights - Shelter Centre – Skopje
You can find the full Report at the following link :
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