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27 Dec 2015
The Guardian reports how the current refugee crisis and unadapted legislation are leading to creating a generation of stateless children also in Europe. According to the UN convention on the rights of the child, "governments are obliged to grant...
26 Dec 2015
Globalpost reports that wenty-five years after the Romanian Revolution in 1989 adults raised in orphanages as children created an association called Federeii — a Romanian epithet used for orphans that stems from a local term for a garbage dump. The...
24 Dec 2015
The Law on the status and rights of paraplegic and quadriplegic persons has been approved by the Kosovo parliament. The law aims to regulate the status and rights of persons who due to illness or injury have become physically impaired.  Paraplegic...
23 Dec 2015
SOS Children Villages have completed the project: “Advocacy through youth and educational support for marginalized children”, supported by the US Embassy and run in secondary school "Selman Riza" in Fushe Kosova. This project is composed of three...
23 Dec 2015
Institutional and Civil Society representatives from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia-Hercegovina are gathering in Skopje, Macedonia for the first planning workshop in GIZ implemented project targeting Social Rights for vulnerable...
23 Dec 2015
A one-day workshop for Strengthening Probation Service and the Kosovo Correctional Service was held in Prishtina, 17 December. The purpose of this workshop was to start drafting the strategy for the ​​execution of penal sanctions in Kosovo, in...
23 Dec 2015
This year has been full of achievements. We launched the platform in January 2015, and by December we have more than 1100 active members, 6000 subscribers to our newsletter and almost 10,000 resources published!, We are almost 1 year old -still very...
22 Dec 2015
Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa, hosted a group of children from different communities living in Kosovo. They brought their comments and suggestions regarding the draft law on child protection.   Prime Minister Mustafa, thanked the children...
22 Dec 2015
The objective of the 2016-2020 Pre-Education Quality Assurance Strategy in Kosovo is to present a holistic Quality Assurance system in the Pre-Education sector in Kosovo to contribute to the improvement of educational services and results. The...
22 Dec 2015
As part of the children’s rights program, MEST is dedicated to serve the protection of children in using internet, especially lately taking into consideration that children are spending more and more time online. Currently, MEST is engaged in...

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