Perception of children’s rights, discrimination and children’s exposure to violence in Macedonia

The field research report on perception of children's rights, discrimination and children's exposure to violence has been issued in Macedonia on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The research was conducted by the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi among students from 5th to 8th grade in 41 primary schools in 7 towns in Macedonia and among high school students from 1st to 3rd year in 24 high schools in 6 towns in Macedonia, 2 234 students in total.

For the needs of the research, a random sample of schools was drawn from the base of secondary and primary schools in the specific 7 municipalities where the survey took place (delivered by Megjashi in cooperation with the local government). From the available relevant data on students from those schools BRIMA Skopje, an associate member of GALLUP International, designed the sample which represented the students according to the location (urban-rural), according to the division of the classes and the nationality as a demographic characteristic.

The survey shows that the number of children who are not familiar with their rights remains high, although Macedonia has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1993. Another conclusion is that violence is present everywhere in extremely high percentage (family, school, street, among peers). In most cases it remains invisible because the children are afraid to talk about it.

More information about the outcomes of the research you will find in the attachment below.

The field research report on perception of children.doc116.5 KB

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