14.03.2012 - On 10 February 2012 Prime Minister Igor
Lukšić held a working meeting in Podgorica (Montenegro) to
define Montenegro’s steps to get involved actively in the
Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual
violence against children.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the
Parliament of Montenegro, including all MPs from the
delegation of Montenegro to the PACE, representatives of the
Government of Montenegro, the Director of Police
Administration, the representative of the Union of
Municipalities and Mayor of the Old Capital of Cetinje, the
Deputy Ombudsman in charge of children’s rights, the
representative of the NGO – Centre for Children’s rights.
The introductory remarks of the Prime Minister were followed
by seven presentations on the prevention and the protection
of children against sexual violence. Ms Valentina Radulovic-Šcepanovic,
Chairperson of the Delegation of Montenegro to the PACE and
contact parliamentarian for the ONE in FIVE Campaign made
the first presentation on the campaign.
The meeting saw the agreement to set up the national team
that will draft the campaign programme. On 2 March 2012 the
team for preparing Montenegro’s participation in the
campaign held a meeting in Podgorica, under the coordination
of Ms Valentina Radulovic-Šcepanovic, and decided to assign
to all participants concrete tasks with precise deadlines.
Montenegro is set to reach clear results and present them to
the public by the end of 2012.
The team includes stakeholders at all levels: MPs who are
also members of the Delegation of Montenegro to the PACE,
representatives of the following ministries: for human and
minority rights, health, information society, foreign
affairs and European integration, justice, labour and social
welfare, sustainable development and tourism, interior,
education and sports; Prime Minister’s office; Union of
Municipalities of Montenegro; High Public Prosecutor’s
Office; office of the Ombudsman; Supreme Court; Police
Authority; Public Relations Bureau; UNICEF. The team is open
for cooperation with the NGO sector.