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Ines Cerović, Director

Ines Cerovic was born in Belgrade. She holds postgraduate degree in Human Rights Law from the Law School of the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2006) and undergraduate degree in Law from the Law School, University of Belgrade (2001). She passed bar examination in 2004 while she used to work in the Criminal justice department of the Belgrade District Court.  She also worked as an intern in the Secretariat of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, as a consultant in the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office and as a research associate in UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, mainly on research projects related to violence against children and sexual exploitation of children.

Since 2014 she worked as consultant in UNICEF office in Belgrade on a project related to advancing the rights of the child through strengthening justice and social welfare systems in Serbia. Before UNICEF, she was engaged on different projects related to reform of juvenile justice system, as well as human rights and child rights projects implemented by the International Management Group, World Bank and European Commission, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in Serbia. She speaks English, French and Italian languages.

Ines Cerović became director of the Child Rights Centre in Belgrade in 2017.

Milena Golić Ružić, Programme Manager

Milena Golić Ružić graduated from the University of Novi Sad Law School in 2004. She specialised in mediation studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade in 2009.

Milena Golić Ružić has been employed at the Child Rights Centre in Belgrade since 2000. She has managed numerous projects aimed at developing and improving the policy in the area of child rights, promoting active participation of children and youth, protecting the rights of the child, monitoring, reporting and informing the public about the realisation of child rights in Serbia. She was a lecturer, moderator and trainer, facilitator of seminars, professional meetings, round tables on the territory of the Republic of Serbia and in the region, in the fields of child rights, human rights, conflict prevention, intercultural education, protection of children from trafficking in human beings.

From 2003 to 2010 she worked as a Professional consultant to the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internacionale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on programs: »Conflict Transformation and Empowerment of Youth«, “Strengthening of the Structures for Youth Empowerment and Participation”.

Milena Golić Ružić is a Permanent Expert Consultant for Child Rights issues of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Mission to Serbia.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and handbooks. She is one of the authors of the program »Empowering Youth through Student Parliaments« and »The Peer Mediation« accredited by the Bureau for Advancement of Education of Republic of Serbia.

From February 2015 until November 2017 she was the Director of the Cild Rights Centre. She is currently in the position of the program manager.

Sladjana Radulovic, Programme Manager

Slađana Radulović graduated in 2000 at the University of Belgrade Law School, at the department of international law. Since the beginning of her career she has been engaged in the protection of human rights, primarily in protecting the rights of the child. As a student she coordinated the work of the „Children to Children“ group within the Child Rights Centre, where she started to work in January 2001 as an assistant to the Research and Education Sector. From 2005 to 2010 she worked as a Child protection program officer in the international organisation Save the Children UK, Belgrade office. During 2017, she was engaged by the International Labour Organisation in Serbia as an expert consultant on the development of a study on media reporting on child labour in the Republic of Serbia. Currently she is the program manager of the Child Rights Centre in Belgrade.

She participated in a number of international conferences and trainings, summer schools and seminars, in Serbia and abroad, among others: in the „Human Rights School“ of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, at the international course „Human Rights and Diplomacy” organised by the Diplo Foundation and held in Geneva 2004, „Child Rights, Ethics and De-institutionalisation“ organised by the International Institute for the Rights of the Child and the Swiss Foundation for International Social Services, „Family Law and the European Convention on Human Rights“ organised by Aire Centre and the Council of Europe, and many others.

As a lecturer and facilitator, she gave a number of lectures and trainings in the field of realisation and protection of child rights, and she is the author, co-author and editor of number of publications on various topics related to the mentioned domain.

Valentina Lepojevic, Programme Assistant

Valetnina Lepojević  graduated from the University of Belgrade – Faculty of law. Through her work in several law firms in Belgrade, Valentina has gained experience in various fields of law, especially family and inheritance law and law on enforcement and security interest. She also cooperated with numerous media companies in the field of law on copyright and related rights. During her studies,  Valentina showed a lot of interest in human rights and their protection.

Valentina is working in Child Rigths Centre from 2017 as Free Legal Aid in the field of Child Rights .

Sanja Zrnic, Public Relations Coordinator

Sanja Zrnić graduated Journalism and Communication at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade. After studying she gained experience in print and online media as a journalist for weekly magazine “Vreme” and daily papers „Večernje novosti“.

During her career as a journalist, her main focus has been on topics related to socially vulnerable groups and foreign policy. Through numerous professional trainings, she has improved her knowledge and communication skills in the field of human rights. In addition to journalism, Sanja has vast experience in copywritinig, editing a company blog, online and offline campaigns for domestic and international companies. Sanja worked as PR and Event Manager from 2013 to 2016 in the field of technological entrepreneurship. So far, she has collaborated with a number of international organizations such as UNICEF, UNCR, UNOPS, International Water Association (IWA) and companies like Microfsoft, Erste Bank, SBB, Hemofarm.

From 2017 she joined the Child Rights Centre team as a PR Coordinator.

Tamara Tomasevic, Coordinator of DX Club

Tamara Tomašević is Coordinator of DX Club and self-employed consultant.

She graduated from the Psychology Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, in 2006.

During high school and along the University studies, she was involved in activities of local and international organizations whose work was oriented on promotion of peace education, conflict resolution, nonviolent communication, protection and promotion of child rights, with special focus on the children from the discriminated groups.

Through numerous professional trainings, she advanced her trainings skills and knowledge in fields of peace education, human and child rights, minority rights, gender equality, non-violent communication, peer mediation, anti-discrimination, prevention of violence, social entrepreneurship, anti-trafficking programs, using art as a tool for dialogue in divided communities, and programs oriented on improvement of ethics and integrity of public servants, prevention of corruption.

Tamara has more than 15 years of experience as a trainer for children, youth, and adults in all these fields, in private, public, and NGO sector.

Beside her expertise as a trainer, and her specialty to create tailor made programs, she is visiting lecturer, consultant, moderator of round tables and working groups on the territory of the Republic of Serbia and in the region.