MONITORING CHILD RIGHTS
By applying the best international practices, using relevant knowledge and engaging in an ongoing constructive dialogue, UNICEF works with partners to contribute to the creation of inclusive national policies, laws and programmes, as well as to develop mechanisms for monitoring and addressing violations of child rights.
In addition to the intensive efforts to help the process of system reforms, we are active in monitoring the implementation of laws and policies aimed at children and establishing an accountability system.
With the goal of establishing a better system for monitoring and reporting on the realisation of child rights, we support the work of independent human rights bodies: the Committee on the Rights of the Child of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, and the Ombudsman of the Republic of Serbia.
An important area of our work is support to the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS) so they can contribute to changing the attitudes and behaviours towards children, especially when it comes to the rights of children with developmental problems and mental disabilities, the right to learning at an early age and the protection of children from violence.
UNICEF provides a significant contribution to the formation of policies and creation of programmes for promoting the rights of children and families in Serbia.
To improve the national systems for data collection and management, particularly in the fields of inclusive education, violence prevention and monitoring changes in social norms, UNICEF is working to increase the availability of reliable disaggregated data on the position of children and women in Serbia. These data are also important for making evidence-based policies on inequalities in the country, which are based on ethnicity, gender, poverty, and the region in which children and families live. They are also crucial in advocating for the improvement of the position of children in Serbia.