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Beneficiaries informed about the activities of the CNC

Educational Center for Youth (ECY) organized a series of events on advocacy activity of the Caucasus Network for Children (CNC) in the regions of Azerbaijan.

According to the Executive Director of ECY, Fakhraddin Hasanzada, more than 40 children and teenagers (including disadvantaged and disabled persons) aged 6-12 in the Agjabadi region underwent preventive eye exams and were assigned special treatment.

In addition, for supporting the integration of children with disabilities to society and their preschool education systems, regional trainings on children’s rights to development and protection within the framework of the “Children’s Rights School” project according to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child were held. In addition, the first step of preschool teaching methods – a unified education system for children – was applied and the activities for their intellectual, physical and psychological development were carried out. “The main objective of the project is to take care of children with disabilities and create essential conditions for their growth in favorable spiritual and social environment. Also, their formation of a comprehensive identity and a good citizen, and being involved in inclusive education is important,”- F.Hasanzada said.

It should be mentioned that another component of the CNC Advocacy activities carried out by ECY was holding the “Juvenile Justice for Children” seminar with support of UNICEF Azerbaijan and with the organization of ECY, and participation of representatives of law enforcement agencies, local government offices and judicial authorities of Mingechevir, Agjabadi, Barda, Yevlakh regions. In general, during the 2-day seminar, local and international experts gave detailed information on “The history of Juvenile Justice”, “Differences and similarities, international instruments for Children between Justice”, “Criminal behavior of juveniles: international concepts and domestic situation”, “Primary interests of the child and international standards in Juvenile Justice” and “Monitoring in the field of juvenile justice”.

During the above mentioned meetings ECY representatives gave information about the operations of the CNC, goals and objectives of the network, and the activities carried out.