Child Participation conference in Macedonia

The First Children's Embassy in the World "Megjashi" organized National Children's Conference for Child Participation on the 16th March 2010. The conference was a part of the project „Building a Culture of Child Participation", financed by the European Union and UNICEF.
The project started in December 2008 and included preparation of four alternative reports about the situation regarding the rights of the child in the Republic of Macedonia, out of which three were prepared by the National Coalition for children's rights and one was prepared by the children themselves.

Report on responsiveness of service providers to violence against children in Macedonia

The report presents the findings of an institutional assessment of the responsiveness of the child protection system in the Republic of Macedonia to violence against children. The study specifically looked for formal mechanisms that govern the referral of cases of violence to the appropriate institutions, as well as those that promote cooperation and coordination among component actors in the child protection system.
It has been prepared by Verica Stamenkova-Trajkova, PhD, fromInstitute for Social Work and Social Policy
Faculty of Philosophy-Skopje.

“You should not be silent about the violence” campaign in Macedonia

The First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi is conducting a campaign under the slogan "You should not be silent about the violence". The main goal is to inform the public about the violence that the children in Macedonia are facing. It is necessary to talk about the violence against children as it can cause serious and long lasting psychological harm. Fear, insecurity, low self-esteem, lack of information and lack of confidence in the institutions that are obliged to provide care and protection are the most common reasons why children are quiet about the violence and are not willing to reveal it and report it.

Expertise on legal interventions in cases of crimes against children in Macedonia

The expertise, prepared by Vasilka Bozinovska in 2008, presents regulations concerning children partcipating in legal procedures as witnesses or children who suffered abuse.

Below you can dowload the expertise