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Moldovan children notify more infringements of minors' rights in society

19:37 | 12.10.2017 Category: Social

Chisinau, 12 October /MOLDPRES/ - Children from Moldova have notified more infringements of minors’ rights in the society, according to a report on the observance of children’s rights for 2016. The report was unveiled by Ombudswoman for Children’s Rights Maia Banarescu at a parliament meeting today.    

Banarescu said that, to learn the children’s opinion on the observance of their rights, forums and discussions had been organized, including with the participation of public authorities. ‘’The children spoke about the violation of the right to education by studying based on a quite burdened school syllabus, too many home-works, much materials, bad conditions for education, lack of teachers, lack of technical and material basis and sport fields. Also, children emphasized the violation of the rights to health, as they are not always informed about the diagnoses set, the way they should be treated, as well as the lack of medical staff in education institutions,’’ Banarescu noted.     

At the same time, the ombudswoman specified that children had informed that the right to leisure, opinion, sound lifestyle, affected by polluters, smoking in public places, lack of leisure zones and possibility to go in for sports, was violated.

‘’We can assess the observance of children’s rights in Moldova as good and very good; yet, there are problems which need to be solved. In this respect, I mean: the ensuring of the rights of children with autism, children’s de-institutionalization, fate of minors living in streets, prevention of the juvenile delinquency, detention of children under criminal prosecution, way of living of small children brought up in penitentiaries up to the age of three years nearby their mothers, violence against minors in families and at school,’’ Maia Banarescu said.    

Banarescu also said that ‘’a happy fact is that, at present, cases of violence against children are announced, and afterwards work is done with persons involved; yet, diverse mechanisms of preventing abuse actions are necessary.’’

Also today, at the parliament meeting, Ombudsman Mihai Cotorobai presented a report on the observance of the human rights and freedoms in Moldova for 2016.

(Reporter A. Ciobanu, editor M. Jantovan)

 

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