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The Istanbul Convention entered into force

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) entered into force on August 1st 2014. For the organizations working in the field of women's rights and protection of women from gender based violence this event is of great importance.

The Istanbul Convention is the first comprehensive instrument at European level relating to violence against women. The Convention was ratified in 14 countries, and signed in 25. Macedonia signed the Convention on 08.07.2011, but has not ratified it.   

 

Excursion with the children from the Home for children without parents "11 Oktomvri"

The activists from National Council for Gender Equality, on the occasion of the end of the school year, took the children from the Home for children without parents and parental care "11 Oktomvri" to Leshok on a daily excursion.

The event was supported by Komerciijalna Banka AD Skopje and is a part of the traditional collaboration between NCGE and the Home for children without parents and parental care "11 Oktomvri".

The transport was provided by Kapital Banka AD Skopje.

More photos here.

 

Mother's Day 2014

On 18.05.2014 National Council for Gender Equality, traditionally, celebrated the international Mother's Day.

The celebration took place in Kapitol in Aerodrom. The best literary and artistic works by the children from the kindergartens and the elementary schools in Skopje that took part in the competition on the subject "The Best Mother" were awarded prizes from the sponsors: AD Kultura, Alkaloid and ONE.

General support to the event was provided by Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje.

More photos from the event here.

 

Easter happening 2014

National Council for Gender Equality traditionally, since 1991, has been celebrating the religious holiday Easter with preparing appropriate Easter meals. The products prepared by the women - members of NCGE (SOZM) are displayed in front of the Cathedral "St. Kliment Ohridski" and are sold after which the obtained funds are donated for humanitarian purposes.

This year, the collected funds will be donated to the graduated students from the Home for children without parents and parental care "11 Oktomvri" in Skopje.

 

Training for strengthening women from political parties

National Council for Gender Equality, in the framework of the Programme for political strengthening of women, in March 2014 has realized 7 trainings in 7 rural municipalities with women from political parties that are center and right oriented.

Aims of the trainings: increasing women's participation in the political parties, as well as at the higher positions in the political parties, increasing women's participation in the decision-making processes, inclusion in the priorities, needs and interests of women in the programmes and the strategies of the political parties and inclusion of gender perspective in the programmes and the strategies of the political parties.

The events were supported by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, office in Skopje.

Photos can be found here

 

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