MEGJASHI appeals for end of political abuse of children in Macedonia

Below you can find an appeal sent by the "First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi" to the Macedonian mass media.

 

Appeal to the political parties

The First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi, on the occasion of the forthcoming parliament elections in Republic of Macedonia and the electoral campaigns, points out the necessity to protect the children from abuse and manipulation in achieving political goals.



Unsafe Havens? Violence against Children at Home and in Schools in the Baltic Sea region

A new study on corporal punishment and school bullying by Save the Children Sweden aims at exploring measures taken to prevent physical and humiliating punishment of children and bullying and to build the case for legal provisions, public education and adequate protection systems. It covers six countries; Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden, and the St. Petersburg region of the Russian Federation.



Conference of Estonian Union for Child Welfare – What Does a Child Want?

Conference of Estonian Union for Child Welfare - "What Does a Child Want?" will take place on 3rd of October, 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia.


The aim of the conference is to discuss the predominating tendencies present in the society and their influence on children. The conference is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Estonian Union for Child Welfare.



Congress in Helsinki: Better Future for Children Today - 60 years of International Cooperation for Children in Care

FICE 2008 Congress in Helsinki Finland, June 11 - 13th 2008
"Better Future for Children Today - 60 years of International Cooperation for Children in Care"



Bulgaria to report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On the 48th session of the CRC, which will last from 19th May to 6th June 2008, Bulgarian delegation is going to present its second periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. After examining the report, the Committee will address its concerns and recommendations through Concluding Observations.



NGO’s concerned about the process of establish a Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.

Child Rights Information Network calls for support in its latest campaign regarding establishment of a Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children.



EURONET Internship Recruitment

The European Children's Network recruits interns for a period of 6 months. We aim to provide interns with an opportunity to gain experience in a well-established children's rights network, and to gain greater understanding of advocacy and lobbying towards the European institutions.

Deadline for applications: 5th May 2008
Location: Brussels
Duration: 6 months
Starting Date: as soon as possible
Hours/Days per week: 5 days full-time
Languages: English and French
Remuneration: Unpaid



New website for professionals working with disabled children and young people

The Children’s Society developed a new website aimed at helping professionals working with disabled children and young people. The Disability Toolkit website, provides essentials resources, information and support needed by professionals supporting disabled children and young people in their decision-making and participation activities. The website is interactive and its content is constantly updated.

The website includes:



Supervision by an international expert in Ukraine

On the 20th of December 2007 supervision with an international expert, Jolanta Zmarzlik, took place in Kiev. During the meeting Ms. Zmarzlik told the participants about the process of changing Polish legislation concerning interrogation of minors and about creating child friendly interviewing rooms in Poland. Afterwards the participants had the opportunity to discuss with Ms.

Coordinators Meeting in Lisbon

Between 17th and 21st of November all the coordinators of the „Childhood without Abuse” project took part in the XIth ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Lisbon. Besides participating in all the sessions of the conference, there was a special Coordinators’ Meeting organized before the main event.