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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.

 

New Year's celebration with the children from the Children's Home "11 Oktomvri"

Like every year, traditionally, the members of NCGE this year also made a New Year's celebration with the children from the Children's Home "11 Oktomvri" in Skopje, with financial support from Komercijalna banka AD Skopje.

The women brought sweet things and cakes and the children performed a show especially prepared for New Year.

Photos from this event can be found here.

 

Participation at a Public Debate

The president of NCGE, Savka Todorovska, on 27.12.2013, in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, participated at a Public debate by the Committee on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men, the Committee on Labor and Social Policy and the Women Parliamentarians' Club, on the topic: "Preparation of a Law on Domestic Violence".

Savka Todorovska has used the occasion to talk about the need of ratification of the Istanbul Convention, about the prepared baseline study in the frame of the regional project "Coordinated efforts - Toward new European standards in protection of women from gender based violence", as well as about the need of a wider inclusion of the civil society in the implementation of laws in the field of domestic violence and violence against women.

Besides the members of the Committees and the members of the Club, at the debate were present the members of the Parliament, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, experts, representatives from nongovernmental organizations, representatives from the local committees on equal opportunities, OSCE, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO and the European Commission.

 

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