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Published: Wednesday, 27.10.2010

For the world's children with wounded childhood

The 6th Congress of International League of Humanists and their organizational partners took place in Zagreb, Croatia, in the Antunović Hotel, from October 24 to October 26, 2010. This year, it was devoted to a particularly vulnerable group of children and symbolically entitled “For the world’s children with wounded childhood”.

During the congress, the following topics were discussed:

 

  •  Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Situation of children in worn-torn areas;
  • Violence against children and care for children without parental care;
  • Role of the woman/mother, family and educational institutions in the upbringing and education of children
  • Care for children with special needs

The keynote speakers, whose research and work set the framework and basis for discussions at the congress, were as follows:

- Prof. Jasna Bakšić Muftić (BIH), Lecturer at the Faculty of Law in Sarajevo
- Dr. Delia Pop (Great Britain), Director of Hope and Homes for Children
- Gordana Buljan Flander, Psy.D., Assistant Professor (Croatia), Center for Child Protection in Zagreb
- Prof. Nermina Bećirević (BIH), SOS Children's Village Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Mila Jelavić (Croatia), Republic of Croatia Ombudsman for Children
- Gordana Daniel (Croatia), SOS Children's Village Croatia

After the discussion and a number of amendments and alterations to the draft of the final congressional paper, the International Declaration on Protection of Children with Wounded Childhood from Abuse and Violence was officially adopted.


In addition to the working session of the Congress, an awards ceremony was held immediately after the Congress was opened.
Under the auspices of the project “Healthy Parenting – Happy Childhood”, the Ava Helen Pauling Golden Charter was awarded to the family of Lucija and Tomislav Antunović; family of Daniela and Fahim Sejari; family of Ruža and Ivo Sadrić; family of Mira and Braco Stupar; family of Vjeka and Branko Roglić and organization SOS Children's Village Bosnia and Herzegovina.
 

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