CHILDREN SAID

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 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 and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

In Podgorica, on May 17. Thematic meeting of the Network of Ombudsmen for Children of Southeast Europe was held, where participants presented performed research on sexual violence against children.

The Ombudsman for Children Nada Grahovac LLM spoke about the results of the research in Republic of Srpska who stressed the need to change the Criminal Code, lack of preventive programs and unique database for the offences of sexual violence against children.

The joint assessment is that these offenses are the most severe forms of violence against children because they leave severe and lasting consequences on development and growth of a child. It is therefore necessary, in addition to prevention programs and defined measures of psychosocial assistance to children victims, to also establish a base-register of the perpetrators of these most severe offences.