Who are Roda Parents in Action
Parents in action – Roda (the Croatian word for stork) is a group of engaged citizens that advocates for dignified pregnancy, parenthood and childhood in Croatia. We work through four program areas:
- Reproductive Rights
- Breastfeeding Promotion and Protection
- Responsible Parenting
- Legal Advocacy to Protect and Improve Children and Parents' Rights
Project activities within the project areas include advocacy and education on issues such as: access to evidence-based medically assisted reproduction services; dignity and health in pregnancy and childbirth; breastfeeding promotion, education and counselling; parenting skills; child passenger safety; children's rights during hospitalization and medical treatment; maternal and parental benefits; rights of vulnerable children and parents; diverse families, quality kindergarten and school education (including school lunches) and more.
In all areas we aim to engage in multiple directions: to inform and educate targeted societal groups, to actively (through advocacy and activism) influence changes in the existing systems, and to stimulate government structures to create the necessary preconditions in infrastructure, regulations and others that we believe are necessary in the fulfilment of our vision.
RODA has an office in Zagreb, Croatia and has seven employees. The organisation has around 200 members and more than 300 volunteers.
RODA - Roditelji u akciji (Parents in Action)