|19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence The First Children’s Embassy in the World Megjashi every year on the 19th of November participates in the Global Campaign for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence against Children and Youth.|
This year we have been supporting the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Violence with the following activities:
Football Tournament for students from three high schools from Skopje.
The tournament was held on the 2nd of November. The teams which participated in the tournament were mixed by gender and ethnicity. The aim of the tournament was to promote peace and non-violence as core values in the Macedonian society. Unfortunately, in Macedonian schools non sufficient actions are undertaken to prevent violence among students from different ethnic groups and that is why young people often face prejudices and conflict situations which are resulting in fights, insults and unfortunately end sometimes with very severe consequences.
Training course on peace education for 12 professors from three high schools and 6 young peace educators from Macedonia
The professors and the young educators will be trained to work with students on communication and non-violent conflicts transformation and to initiate and organize different activities as sports, excursions, forums, debates, ecological actions in Macedonian high schools. The aim of the training is to decrease violence among students in the schools, as well as to strengthen the capacities of professors and students in non-violent conflict transformation.
Workshops for support of vulnerable children
Representatives of ten municipalities have participated in the training course “Reaching out vulnerable children in Macedonia” held from 25 – 28 of October 2011. Based on their newly gained skills, they will organize presentations and workshops on municipality level to introduce their plans and activities for raising awareness in their communities for the needs of vulnerable children.
Code of conduct for Journalists for Child’s Rights Protection
A code of conduct for journalists is prepared in order to sensitize journalists to present the information regarding child abuse and violence in a coordination with the Convention of the Rights of the Child as well as the Law for Protection of Personal Data. The code of conduct is going to be printed and presented in the public in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies.
Information in the media about the campaign 19 Days of Activism for Prevention Child Abuse and Violence
On 18th of November, the First Children’s Embassy in the World Megjashi will send information to the media about all activities realized for the campaign 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention Child Abuse and Violence. With the information we would like to raise the awareness for the importance of the prevention of child abuse and violence, to initiate further activities for the improvement of the situation in Macedonia in regards to child abuse and to encourage all relevant stakeholders to work on the prevention of children from abuse and on the protection of their rights.
The media institutions in Macedonia are continuously informed about the campaign 19 Days of Activism for Prevention Child Abuse and Violence. Also more information about the campaign are shared on our web site www.childrensembassy.org.mk
as well as on our FB profile
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001382871995 and FB page
FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT - PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAM
In April 2011, the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi started to implement a programme on peace education in order to promote peace and non-violence as core values that deserve greater attention in Macedonia. Peace education is based on the need for prevention of violence and conflicts. Unfortunately, in Macedonian schools not sufficient actions are undertaken to prevent violence among students from different ethnic groups and that is why young people are burdened with prejudice and often conflict situations are resulting in fights, insults or unfortunately end with even very severe consequences.
Sports and sport activities are one of the possibilities to overcome prejudices and stereotypes among young people, and therefore, they are an integral element of the programme for peace education.
A football tournament will be held tomorrow, on the 2nd of November 2011 in SGGU Zdravko Cvetkovski, at 10:00 am.
The tournament will be attended by two teams each of three high schools: high school "Nikola Karev" SGGU "Zdravko Cvetkovski" and SMUGS "Dr Pance Karagozov."
We invite you to the tournament and to information about this event in order to contribute to raise public awareness about the need for more of such and similar activities contributing to reduction of violence in Macedonian schools.
Programme for Peace Education
First Children's Embassy in the World