Fighter For
Children Rights

Olivera Olja Jelkić, a children’s writer, fighter for children’s rights, book promoter, oral narrator … a lawyer …

Only a person who understands children, sees their problems and obstacles, who wants, and in the end who knows how to provide help, and that help, for which the fee is a child’s smile, can be a fighter for children’s rights.

Being a children’s writer and a lawyer at the same time is a winning combination.Such person sees and examines problems and addresses the state authorities to help children. She has influenced law changes and regulations many times, in order to improve the position of children in general, or individual children who needed legal assistance.

She regularly communicates with the Center for Social Work and monitors and directs their work and activities towards children who need it, addresses the Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, writes articles, gives interviews in order to improve the status of a certain category of children, or children in general.

Olivera Olja Jelkić’s activities are concentrated through the State of Children named “Dekalend”, which she founded because she cares for children and children’s needs and rights, through which a large number of children passed, mostly children without parental care, children from foster families, and other children who want to socialize, to be educated, and to read.

The state of children “Dekalend” was formed as a real state.It has all the bodies that one state has.It elects the Government, elects the President, and other bodies that meet periodically.They point out the problems that children have.

The State of the Children of the World “Dekalend”, once in a year promotes deserving citizens, who have proven to be fighters for children’s rights, and who accept the obligation to continue to do so, to its Ambassadors.About 50 ambassadors of the State of the Children of the World “Dekalend” have been appointed so far.

She has solved many individual cases of neglect or abuse of children.She was especially engaged in the appearance of “arranged marriages of minors”, which as a relic of the past still exists in the Roma population.

Olivera Olja Jelkić saved many girls from human trafficking, and they are now free and happy girls.Some started families of their choice.For some girls, Olivera Olja Jelkić was a maid of honor at the wedding.

Being a fighter for children’s rights is a mission, she believes, and does not give up in her fight. Still, in her seventh decade of life, she visits schools, children’s homes, and foster families.

Olivera Olja Jelkić is a name with a rating, before which the door of justice opens, due to the countless solved children’s problems that give her credibility.

The sixties birthday of Olivera Olja Jelkić was humanitarian one.

The sixties birthday of Olivera Olja Jelkić was humanitarian one.

The promotion of ambassadors of The State of Children "Dekalend"

The State of Children
“Dekalend”
Katarina Stevanović,
Olivera Olja Jelkić,
Maja doll and smiling children

The State of Children
“Dekalend”
Katarina Stevanović,
Olivera Olja Jelkić,
Maja doll and smiling children

The choir Piccolo on every occasion. It is an integral part of the State of Children Dekalend. Famous artists often sing with it, but also the children from the inclusive program, who these performances mean a lot to.

The State of Children Dekalend as a project of Olivera Olja Jelkić for the protection of children’s rights, recognizes the people who do the exact thing, dealing with children matters and the protection of children’s interests. She promotes such people to “THE AMBASSADORS OF THE STATE OF CHILDREN DEKALEND“.

Several famous artists, writers, musicians, painters, pedagogues from the entire region have so far carried the sash and the title of an “ambassador“. This is very important for people to be recognized in good and humane ideas and acts, to connect, and compose a network which safeguards the future as it belongs to children.

The sixtieth birthday is no small thing, and when it’s a humanitarian one it is interesting for the guests and the children and the media. That’s why it got the slot on the lead National Network News.

The guests received an invitation that read: “if you really have an irresistible desire to gift something, please let it be appropriate for children of age 0-15“.

A mound of gifts was given to children. Her proteges, together with her, blew the candles on the cake, sang, played and acted. It was a true performance. Since that moment, all of her birthdays are humanitarian.