Abu Dhabi (Al Ittihad)
The Federal National Council participated in a virtual “remote” workshop organized by the Bahraini Parliament yesterday on the Child Parliament, on the occasion of the Gulf Children’s Day, which falls on January 15 of each year. During the workshop, the Emirati experience in the Child Parliament was reviewed.
The Federal National Council was represented in this workshop by Maryam Majed bin Thania, a member of the Council, and she reviewed the draft statute for the work of the UAE Parliament for the Child, and the Emirati experience in this regard. Stressing that the United Arab Emirates and its wise leadership care deeply and distinctively for the Emirati child and provide him with all assistance, support and support, pointing to that support embodied through the establishment of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and its important and vital role in developing appropriate strategies for the care and protection of children in society, reviewing the national strategy for motherhood And childhood 2017-2021, the strategic plan to promote the rights and development of children of determination 2017-2021, and Emirati Children’s Day, which falls on March 15 of each year.
She added that the state has also taken care of establishing child care institutions, child protection centers and child helplines, such as the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children’s Welfare, the Child Protection Center at the Ministry of Interior, the Child Protection Center at the Community Development Authority in Dubai, the Child Protection and Social Welfare Department in the Department of Social Services in Sharjah, and the Women and Child Protection Foundation In Ajman, and the Aman Center for Shelter for Women and Children in Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to the establishment of advisory councils for children and the Shura Council for children.
Maryam bin Thaniyah reviewed the objectives of the UAE Parliament for the Child, which is to prepare a generation capable of exercising its societal roles, its active contribution to community building and development, and informing children of their rights and how to defend them, in accordance with the National Strategy for Motherhood and Childhood, the Child Protection Law (Wadima), and the International Convention for the Protection of Rights The child, in addition to training the Emirati child to use the means of expressing opinion and accepting the other opinion, in accordance with the mechanisms of parliamentary work, strengthening the role of the Emirati child towards his national and Arab issues, and exchanging experiences and experiences with the Arab Children’s Parliament and other Arab parliaments to serve as a platform for simulation and training for the children of the United Arab Emirates. And participation in forums and festivals for children, at the Arab and international levels. She indicated that the Federal National Council provides all support and assistance to the Emirati Parliament for the child, by publishing its contributions and actions, and that the Council is the seat of the Parliament sessions located in the capital Abu Dhabi, and the General Secretariat of the Council also provides technical support for the Child Parliament. She explained that the Emirati Parliament for the child can achieve its goals through the members ’exercise of the necessary parliamentary tools that enable them to present and discuss their ideas, which are represented in the question, the urgent statement, the request for public discussion, and the proposal with desire. As well as by training members to communicate with decision-makers and simulators, in order to enable them to participate actively and positively in Parliament, and to enable members to attend the activities of the Federal National Council to deepen the concepts of citizenship, belonging and loyalty. She said during the workshop, the legislative and oversight work was discussed to support the rights and issues of the Gulf child, the infrastructure for the Child Parliament and the scientific and practical foundations for its construction. In addition to reviewing the prevention mechanisms and child protection from cybercrime, the importance of introducing various legislations to protect the child, the importance of benefiting from the experiences of different countries in the inauguration of the Youth Parliament, and its implications for the Gulf child. Noting that the attendees praised the Emirati experience in the field of the Emirati Child Parliament and the achievements of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the field of child rights. The virtual workshop was attended by Dr. Houria Al-Dairi, a member of the Board of Trustees at the Bahrain Institute for Political Development, Representative Kaltham Abdul Karim Al-Hayeki, Chair of the Permanent Quality Committee for Women and Children in the Bahraini Parliament, and Falah Hashem, a member of the Permanent Quality Committee for Women and Children in the Bahraini Parliament. Members of the House of Representatives and the Shura Council in the Kingdom of Bahrain, consultants and employees of the General Secretariat of both houses also participated in it.