Experts of the «Restoring Donbas» took part in the meeting of working group of the Ministry of social policy in terms of protection of the rights of children
23:16 / 04 May. 2017 / 264
Today, on May 4, 2017, it was hold a meeting of working group on amending the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of April 5, 2017 “About approval of the Procedure for provision of the status of the child injured with military operations and armed conflicts” in the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.Svetlana Klochko, an expert on the protection of the rights of children from the Charity Fund “Donbas: Restoring!”, took part in discussion of the most urgent issues.
After the publication, the Resolution caused a wave of outrage of the part of the public. According to the provisions of the approved procedure, if a child is not a victim of a criminal offense, he is not considered to be injured by military operations. Such provision constricts the number of children injured with military operations and armed conflicts from 500 thousand (such figure was named by UNICEF) to a couple of hundred.
During the meeting, it was discussed the issues related to specification of the categories of injured children, their registration and the list of documents that confirm the right to get the above-mentioned status. In addition, there was a need to clarify the following notions: “psychological violence”, “physical violence”, “sexual violence” over the child. All participants took a small time out and homework in order to dwell into the essence of the discussed issues, including investigation of the world experience.
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