Children’s rights remain threatened Monitoring On Children’s Rights
Nightmare of a live was the story of a child living with his mother.
This child was closed at home, left hungry and unable to attend school. He was neglected and abused by the mother, who was in fact a drug addict with asocial and promiscuous behaviour.
The First Children Embassy in the World-Megjashi witnesses the case, as the father guardian who wanted to protect the child, needed to get in touch with them, as the Social Work centres were deaf to his calling.
Social Work centres cannot locate the responsibility, because:
“The child was born in Strumica, located in Gevgelija, and lives in Skopje. In this maze, a child was exposed to school abstinence, no basic food and presence of people who are promiscuous, deviant and damaging its growth and development. The Police cannot take any action, because they need a permission from the Social Work centres and the Center say they are not allowed to go because people there are violent and can hurt them. The child is left alone by himself.”explains Jana Zengovska, psychologist in the Army.
This is just one of the cases reported through the SOS phone at the Children's Embassy.
When asking help on this phone, most children complain of domestic violence and problems with parents divorce. From the Embassy, they advise that the competent institutions in particular should be careful when awarding custody and when choosing contact with the parents after a divorce.
- Children are additional victims in determining the untimely custody. When determining the right to parental sight, reluctantly children must always exercise their right to see the parent who does not have strong emotional connection with them. It is often noticed that parents calculate their dissatisfaction on account of the child's custody and right to sight, says the founder of the World, Dear Zmijanac.
In order to enable children to at any time report their problems, Megjashi called for a financial help and support from the Government so that the SOS phone can be operational for 24 hours and available via all operators.
Otherwise, the SOS in the last seven months has registered 106 cases, of which only eight calls were from children.