Inter-Fractional Working Group on children’s rights was created in Parliament
Oleksandr Feldman appealed to NGOs calling for cooperation. He is the head of Inter-Fractional Working Group on children’s rights, which was established in the Parliament of Ukraine of VIII convocation.
The aim of the MPs group is to create conditions for implementation of children’s rights in Ukraine under the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, current legislation and within parliamentary powers.
Mission of the group is to ensure children’s rights in the legislative process, to defend publicly children’s rights in Ukraine, to cooperate with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and civil society, international organizations and foundations for children’s rights; to implement international and European standards of legislative support for children in Ukraine.
The basic mechanisms of implementation of the stated objectives are: holding parliamentary committee hearings, thematic meetings, publishing statements, monitoring of the state policy in the field of children’s rights, sociological research, organization and participation in meetings, forums and conferences etc.
Thus the group plans in cooperation with NGOs: to settle legally the existing problems, to develop and submit to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine bills, by means of MP’s inquiries and requests to help to solve problems faster and more effective.
The Ukrainian Child Rights Network has expressed interest in such cooperation and willingness to participate in the legislative process.