The Romanian NGO Federation for Children (FONPC) submitted the Alternative Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Romania between 2009 and 2013. Drafting the report involved more than 550 specialists and 90 NGOs and included the results of five monitoring tools developed by FONPC with regard to the child rights – the right to life, survival, and development; education, cultural and recreational activities; family environment and alternative care; special protection; basic health and welfare.
With the alternative report, FONPC acknowledges the general progress made in the previous years by Romania in terms of legislation in the child protection field. However, there is still a lack of political will and a huge incoherence at the capacity building level. Overall, the general statistics of Romania worsened during the period covered by the report, especially those related to the child protection field. Almost all of the indicators of child welfare decreased, showing a lowering of the quality of services and a negative trend in most of the fields of protection, education, health, social inclusion, poverty, abuse, etc.
The Alternative Report was made possible by the joint effort of FONPC, Unicef Romania, SERA Romania, Hope and Homes for Children Romania, and NGO Fund in Romania (EEA grants). Read the full report here.