Regional Non-governmental Organization for protection of children's rights "Right of the Child" (ROC)
works from 1996, was registered in the Justice Department of Moscow on 18.03.1998 (registration certificate ¹ 8936) 

Our address:
Right of the Child,
Russian Research Center for Human Rights
Luchnikov lane, 4,office 6, Moscow, 103982, Russia
Tel./fax: +7(495) 624-07-52 / 621-15-65
web-site: http://pravorebenka.narod.ru

Chair of the Board - Boris Altshuler,
participant of human rights movement in the Former USSR since early 1970-th and then – in Russia, Member:
Moscow Helsinki Group,
Civic Chamber of Russia (according to President Medvedev’s Decrees from 2009 and 2011) – Deputy Chair of Civic Chamber’s Commission on Social Politics,
Expert Council of Ombudsman for Human Rights of Russia;
Chair of the Coordinating Council of NGOs on affairs of disabled children.

Executive director of ROC, Head of the Humanitarian Program “Help Children of Russia”- Emma Ogarysheva, participant in human rights defense in Russia beginning from 1989.

Head of the ROC’s Projects “Right of the Child for the Family” and “HIP and Children”, - Svetlana Pronina, expert of the Civic Chamber of Russia.

ROC is a member of the Russian Research Center for Human Rights, and of the NGO Group for the Convention of the Rights of the Child (Geneva).

ROC is Laureate of the Mother Tereza All-Russia Contest “Childhood without violence and cruelty” and deserved the Award of the Ombudsman for Human Rights of Russia “For Protection of Human Rights”.

Main directions of activity:
- Everyday work of the “child rights” Service which is a sort of “ambulance” for children and families.
- Work with authorities of all levels in the interests of children.
- Assistance and raising of the advocacy potential of regional NGOs involved in protection of children and families with children.
- Special projects “Right of the Child for the Family” and “HIV and Children”.
- Humanitarian Program for inmates of poor Orphanages.
- Project “Development of the Public control of children’s institutions”.
- Drafting and submission of the Alternative Reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Main results of work:
- Saved children and families with children.

- Elaboration of ways of deinstitutionalization of 300 thousands of Russian children permanently living in institutions: realization of program “Vacation in the Family” and organization of the family care of disabled kids of pre-school orphanage in the town of Smolensk, transforming of this orphanage in the regional Family Assisting Service; distribution of this experience over Russia and generalizing it into the the Federal laws and rules.

- A number of the children’s rights NGOs were created in some Russian regions.

- Drafting and promotion of the child and family protecting Laws in collaboration with friendly NGOs: innovative amendments in the Draft Laws “On the Social Service in Russia”, “On Education”, in The Civil Code and in the Family Code of Russia; elaboration of the Federal Law on Public Control of Observation of Children’s Rights in Children’s Institutions (it was introduced to Parliament by President Medvedev on 27.12.2011, later - on 28.12.2012 is supported by President Putin’s Decree and now is considered in State Duma).

- In 1998 and 2005 ROC as an umbrella organization formed Coalitions of Russian NGOs which drafted and submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) of the Alternative Reports; the proposals of these Reports were taken into account in the CRC’s Concluding Observations (1999 and 2005) to Russia’s State Periodic Reports (now – February 2013 – ROC organizes drafting of the Alternative Report – 2013).

Work of the “Right of the Child” and humanitarian aid programs were supported by:
Grants of President of Russian Federation
American NGO “Kidsave International”
Government of Switzerland
US ARO Program
Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow
British Council
The Eurasia Foundation
TACIS (Moscow Branch)
The “Open Society” Institute

Bank accounts (EURO and USD):

SBERBANK OAO, Moscow, Russia
Saving bank of Russian Federation,Meshchanskoe branch 7811/096, 103031, Moscow, Neglinnaya str. 10


ACCOUNT ¹ 40703978638090000016

ACCOUNT ¹ 40703840738090000015


Address : 4, Louchnikov Lane, Moscow, 101000, RUSSIA

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