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End violence

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 21 December 2018 – Combating violence against children and providing every child with a warm family environment remain the key challenges for Montenegrin society – this was announced during the launch of the new TV video promoting the first national and free SOS line for parents – 080 888 888.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 13 December 2018 – The state should provide its children with free sports, recreational, artistic and cultural content until they come of age. This is one of the ways in which children and young people can be distracted from spending too much time in front of screens.

Early intervention

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 10 December 2018 – When you become a parent, in addition to the unique feeling of love and happiness, there are many fears which arise. One questions their ability to respond to the challenges that parenthood brings, occasionally dealing with the biggest question – is everything all right with my child?

World Children's Day - End violence

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 27 November 2018 – Everyone must make their contribution to resolving the problem of school bullying. The most important thing is to work on its prevention, but also on providing adequate support to the victims of bullying, as well as to those who are the perpetrators and witnesses of violence.

Digital safety for every child

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 23 November 2018 – Teachers from “Štampar Makarije” Primary School, who teach children aged 9–11, have undertaken a five-day training programme focusing on the basics of digital pedagogy. The goal of the training, which is part of the pilot initiative “Digital Safety for Every Child” implemented by the Ministry of Education with the support of UNICEF and Telenor, is to introduce teachers to the use of digital technologies in teaching.

World Children's Day

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 19 November 2018 – Today was not a regular day at the Parliament of Montenegro. The seats of MPs were occupied by pupils from primary and secondary schools from all Montenegrin municipalities. They asked MPs and government ministers questions as part of the ninth session of the Children’s Parliament.

Fostering

UNICEF MNE 2018

BAR, 14 November 2018 – Sixty-year-old Valerija Tomić from Bar is boldly opening the door to her home to children who need parental care. There are three girls growing up in Valerija’s home now.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 12 November 2018 – On average, children aged 12–17 spend about eight hours a day in front of a screen – using a mobile phone for three and a half hours a day, watching TV for about two hours a day, spending about an hour and a half in front of a computer or laptop, slightly less than an hour a day playing video games and about twenty minutes a day in front of a tablet.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 8 November 2018 – The “Andre Navarra” Music School and “Vasa Pavic” Art School for Music and Ballet joined the Media Literacy campaign launched by the Agency for Electronic Media, supported by UNICEF, at the beginning of the year.

Media Literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 4 November 2018 – The media in Montenegro should be much more responsible than it is at the moment when covering topics that involve children and young people, especially in cases of abuse and violence against children. The race for sensationalism should be replaced by high-quality and ethical reporting on children’s rights issues. 

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 31 October 2018 - The Ministry of Education, supported by UNICEF and Telenor, is piloting the introduction of digital teaching into primary education.

Youth participation

UNICEF MNE 2018

CETINJE, 2 October 2018 – Young people are not only our future, they are actively shaping our present too. Throughout the world and throughout history young people have shown that they are always the ones to lead social change.

Early marriage

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKŠIĆ, 1 OCTOBER 2018 – Nadira is a cheerful and brave 18-year-old. However, her life story warns and instructs girls to get educated and not to marry too early. After her 16th birthday, the parents of her future husband came to her house, showing her a photograph of their son and assuring her that they would have a harmonious marriage and life in abundance.

Better parenting

UNICEF MNE 2018

BERANE, 7 September 2018 – How to be a better parent? How to set limits? How to deal with your child’s temper tantrums? How to better understand your child’s needs? How to boost your child’s confidence? These are some of the questions that have prompted parents across Montenegro to sign up to the Parenting for Lifelong Health programme, supported by UNICEF and the European Union.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 30 August 2018 – Within the media literacy campaign “Let’s Choose What We Watch”, initiated by UNICEF and Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media, UNICEF Montenegro National Goodwill Ambassador, Antonije Pušić a.k.a. Rambo Amadeus, talked about children and media with the first team of UNICEF volunteers – young reporters.

Parenting for Lifelong Health

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 10 August 2018 - Parenting is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most demanding experiences anyone can go through. Child-rearing, however, brings numerous challenges along with it, and in order to meet those challenges in the best way possible, parents need support.

Parenting for Lifelong Health

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 1 August 2018 - Today, perhaps more than ever, a modern family is confronted with a number of challenges and often very high expectations, so the need for additional, professional support in child-rearing does not come as a surprise.

Children’s voices in court proceedings

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 20 July 2018 - When making decisions in the best interests of children, in family proceedings the court should take into account the opinion of the child. This voice should represent the real will and opinion of the child. With the amendments made to the Family Law in 2017, the Ministry of Justice, supported by UNICEF, has allowed the voice of the child to be heard in exactly that way.

Support persons in the justice system

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 10 July 2018 - Dijana Popovic Gavranovic, a social worker and family therapist, has become one of the 17 licensed support persons in Montenegro, whose job is to help children going through the traumatic experience of parental divorce.

Justice for every child

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 5 July 2018 - In a perfect world, every child should have at least one parent who cares about his or her best interests. Since this is not a perfect world, children sometimes need legal representatives. Last October, approximately 30 lawyers in Montenegro were trained to represent children in family-law proceedings.

Strengthening parenting skills

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 25 June 2018 - Every parent faces challenges in bringing up a child. An unhealthy diet and several hours of preparation to get the child to go to bed are just some of the problems that often pose a serious test for parents’ patience. In such situations, advice from experts, as well as other mothers and fathers, is of significant help.

Every Child Needs a Family

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELA, 15 June 2018 - In the “Mladost” Children’s Home in Bijela, there have been no children under the age of three for already 18 months. Instead of being referred to residential institutions, such as the Children’s Home in Bijela, children without parental care aged 0-3 years, with the support of the social and child protection system, either remain in their family or are referred to foster families.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 8 June 2018 – Famous young artist Vučić Ćetković joined the campaign of the Agency for Electronic Media and UNICEF "Let's Choose What We Watch" and on that occasion, together with his primary school art teacher, Radmila Mišković, organized an art workshop for children.

Adolescence

UNICEF MNE 2018

MOJKOVAC, 7 JUNE 2018 – Thirteen-year-old Lazar likes to play football during the breaks between classes and after school. Besides some new moves, during this academic year he has also mastered the important skill of self-control.

Education

UNICEF MNE 2018

BAR, 25 May 2018 – It is not enough for a good student just to learn the lessons assigned to them. In addition to knowledge, a successful student should have certain virtues and values. Students at the “Niko Rolovic” Gymnasium in Bar, who participated in the programme for developing socio-emotional skills within the mainstream education, understand this point well.

Every child needs a family

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKŠIĆ, 24 MAY 2018 – Dragica Rakočević (62) looks back on when her children and grandchildren were born as precious moments in her life. She talks with the same emotion of the day when the Centre for Social Work assigned her as a foster parent for two boys and a girl.

Preschool for all

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKŠIĆ, 24 May 2018 – Mina is a three-year-old girl who, like every other child, likes to play with her peers, to run and jump and to get applause for every hurdle she jumps over. This, among other things, is possible thanks to the fact that Mina’s kindergarten in Nikšić, with UNICEF’s support, has been providing appropriate professional support for every child with a disability, from the earliest age.

Youth participation

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 22 May 2018 – Young people in Montenegro want to actively participate in society and to be asked about the issues that matter to them. This is evident from the experience of many adolescents who participated in the initiatives of the UNICEF's Youth Innovation Lab, which has been operational in Montenegro for two years now.

U-Report

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 16 May 2018 – What are young people interested in, what would they change within their local communities, and how would they solve the problems they are facing? A chance to jointly find the answers to these questions is given to young people from Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo through the first regional digital platform “U-Report for the Western Balkans”.

Juvenile justice

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 23 April 2018 - A professor from Penn State University, Djuradj Stakić, as a UNICEF consultant, has been significantly contributing to social and child protection and juvenile justice system reforms in Montenegro since 2005. In an interview, which he gave to the UNICEF Representative Office in Montenegro, he recalls the necessity of professionals specializing in working with juveniles exclusively.

It's about ability

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKSIC, 20 APRIL 2018 – Radovan Krivokapic is an eighth-grade pupil at Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic Primary School in Niksic. Even to this day he can still remember the poem Little Red Riding Hood in a Cab by poet Dragan Radulovic, which he memorized in the fourth grade. Thanks to DAISY textbooks – modern audiovisual books – Radovan is now able to learn faster and easier.

End violence against children

UNICEF MNE 2018

BIJELO POLJE, 12 April 2018 – How to apply non-violent disciplining and be a better parent? The response to this question was received by parents in Bijelo Polje who joined the parenting programme delivered by the city’s Primary Health Care Centre, with the support of UNICEF and the European Union.

UPSHIFT

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 26 February 2018 – Filip Trojanovic is a participant of one of the UPSHIFT workshops that enable young people to contribute to the development of their community in the best way possible. For him, respect for different opinions and teamwork are among the valuable skills he developed at the workshops.

Early marriages

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 23 February 2018 – According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey on the rights of women and children in Montenegro, published in 2013 by MONSTAT and with UNICEF support, one in three of all Roma or Egyptian girls aged 15–19 entered marriage or a marital union, while one in six Roma or Egyptian boys did the same.

It's about ability

UNICEF MNE 2018

NIKSIC, 20 February 2018 – Montenegrin language is one of the favourite subjects of Aferdita Berisaj, a 9th-grade pupil at Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic Primary School. Due to a visual impairment, she can more easily comprehend the world of literature by listening to books, rather than reading them.

Media literacy

UNICEF MNE 2018

PODGORICA, 19 February 2018 - Numerous studies worldwide indicate that violence in the media can contribute to increased aggressiveness in children, while educational content in the media can help children acquire certain knowledge and skills more quickly. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully choose the media content.

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