The rights of the child are guaranteed by a series of international and domestic legal instruments the most important of which is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In recent years, Serbia has made significant progress both at the legislative and institutional level. However, given that children are recognized as a particularly vulnerable group, changes must address their unique position and include more consistent implementation of the legislative framework.
The Praxis Child Rights Programme contributes directly to improving the normative framework through policy monitoring, advocacy and raising awareness of key stakeholders and the public about children’s rights. Praxis is particularly committed to ensuring every child has the right to be registered in birth registries upon birth regardless of the status of his/her parents to prevent statelessness. Additionally, Praxis advocates for children’s basic human rights including the right to education and anti-discrimination, by respecting the principle of the best interest of the child as a paramount.
Since 2011, Praxis has been a member of the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia – MODS. As a representative of MODS, Praxis participates in the work of the Eurochild National Partner Network Group, headquartered in Brussels, which consists of 18 national networks from throughout Europe.