Македонски (Macedonian)




New Year 2015 with the children from the institution "11 Oktomvri"

Like every year, NCGE - SOZM's activists celebrated the New Year with the children from the Institution for children without parents and parental care "11 Oktomvri".

The children received presents from Elena Luka, Matica Ekskluziv and Gorska, and the event was supported by the organization Journalists for Human Rights and the students from the high-school "Algoritam".

More photos of the event can be found here.


WAVE Conference

The 16th Conference of the Network Women Against Violence Europe took place in Vienna from 17 to 19 November.

The 20th anniversary of the existence of the Network was also celebrated during the conference. 

National Council for Gender Equality as a focal point of the network for Macedonia actively participated at the conference. NCGE's representative, Natasha Dimitrovska, moderated the workshop "Defending women defending rights – The work against violence against women in times of political and economic crises,right wing nationalistic movements and armed conflict."

The conference was filled with numerous events, huge number of participants, important speakers, and it was a great opportunity to share opinions, experiences, for networking and collaboration.

More information about WAVE and the conference can be found at www.wave-network.org


Freja Forum 2014

The eight Freja Forum was held from 7 to 9 November in Podgorica, Montenegro. At the seminars and workshops organized throughout the two days the discussions were focused on equal opportunities, democracy and the new challenges of regional development.

The representative of the National Council for Gender Equality, Natasha Dimitrovska was speaker at the seminar on women in parliaments and new challenges in the political participation of women.

This year's Freja Forum was attended by representatives from all the Balkan countries and many experiences and knowledge about many different topics were shared.

More information about Freja Forum can be found at www.frejaforum.com


Regional workshop "Improving the protection of survivors and the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence and domestic violence"

On 30.09. and 01.10.2014, in TCC Grand Plaza in Skopje, a regional workshop took place on the subject "Improving the protection of survivors and the prosecution of perpetrators of gender-based violence and domestic violence“ organized by UN Women and UNDP in cooperation with NCGE.

The workshop allowed presentation of the various efforts being undertaken in SEE countries to identify the best national response towards improving the protection of victims of gender-based violence and domestic violence and stronger prosecution of offenders in accordance with the Council of Europe Convention. It also enabled discussion about the challenges and next steps following the ratification of the Convention.

The Regional Workshop synergizes the efforts of the UN Agencies in the country and the civil society sector in providing support and advocating for improved national response to eliminating violence against women and domestic violence.

The workshop supports the efforts of NCGE and partner organizations in advocating for the ratification of the Convention, in the frame of the project “Coordinated Efforts – Towards new European standards in protection of women from gender based violence”.

Photos from the event can be found here.


Lecture on domestic violence in collaboration with Women's Union Kavadarci

On 11.09.2014 in the premises of Municipality of Kavadarci a lecture was organized on the topic of domestic violence.

The lecture was organized by the Union of Women of VMRO-DPMNE - Kavadarci.

NSRR's representative, Natasha Dimitrovska, talked about the problem of domestic violence, the reasons and consequences for that problem, and on the subject on prevention of domestic violence she presented the project "Coordinated Efforts - Toward new European standards in protection of women from gender based violence" and the campaign I SIGN.

Photos from the event can be found here.



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