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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

 

Meeting with the Minister of Economy

On the 8th of March, for the International Women's Day, NCGE had a meeting with the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia - Mr. Valjon Sarachini.

The issues discussed at the meeting were the various aspects of the support offered by the Ministry of Economy to business women, whereas also the activities of NCGE in the framework of the Program on Economic Strengthening of Women were presented, with the strategic goal to improve the economic and social position of women.

Reducing unemployment and poverty in women and girls, strengthening of personal capacities of women and girls for competitive participation in the labour market and encouragement of female entrepreneurship were cited as some of the main goals.

More photos from the even can be found here

 

Discussion for Women's Day

In the occasion of the International Women's Day - 8th of March, NCGE has organized a lecture and discussion "Feminist Political Theories and the Political Reality in Macedonia".

The lecturer was doc. d-r Karolina Ristova - Asterud from the Faculty of Law "Justinijan Prvi" in Skopje.

The purpose of the discussion was celebrating the Women's Day with its true meaning, with analysis of the participation of women in the decision-making spheres. The beginnings of feminism were discussed, the theories that preceded and the directions further developed. The social benefit from the consistent respect for women's rights was analyzed, and the principle between the personal and the political was discussed, as well as other issues that created space for further efforts to organize similar debates.

The atmosphere was made prettier by the roses distributed by "Elena Luka" to the women present at the discussion.

More photos of the event can be found here.

 

Vasilitsa in the Home for Elderly People "Mother Theresa"

Traditionally, as every year, on 14.01.2014, NCGE together with Elena Luka and Komercijalna Banka, celebrated the Old New Year - Vasilitsa in the Nursing Home for Elderly People "Mother Theresa".

As the tradition requires, a pita with a coin was shared, many sweet cakes were eaten and presents were distributed to the people living in the Home.

The celebration came to its end in a cheerful manner, with a song and traditional dance.

Photos can be found here.

 

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