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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.

 

Meeting with potential women-witnesses for the Women's Court

On 21 and 22 December 2013, in the frame of the Women's Court - Feminist Approach to Justice, a meeting with the potential women-witnesses was held. At the meeting several films about the Women's Court were shown, the participants discussed about the different types of injustice/violence, economic violence was discussed more thoroughly, as well as ethical violence, and at the end the participants discussed about the plan for future activities of the Women's Court, about what women-witnesses need.

More photos can be found here.

 

Street action for the ISIGN campaign

In the center of Skopje, in front of the Mother Theresa monument, on 10.12.2013, last day of the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence", NCGE has had a street activity informing the citizen on the need for ratification of the Convention against violence against women, the ISIGN campaign, while they were invited to sign the poster and read the leaflets.

More photos from the event can be found here.

 

Activities from ISIGN campaign

On 04.12.2013, in hotel Best Western, NCGE took part at the event organized by Macedonian Women's Lobby, in the framework of the international campaign "16 Days Activism against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence" and the project "Act against Rape! Use the Istanbul Convention!" implemented by the European Women's Lobby in collaboration with the Observatory on Violence against Women and with support from the Council of Europe and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 33 countries in Europe through the national organizations members of the European Women's Lobby's network.

The event focused on the problem of violence against women, domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence, as well as the challenges in the process of ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

Representatives of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, the municipalities, many NGOs, international organizations and others were present at the event.

NCGE has presented the campaign I SIGN, in the framework of the project "Coordinated Efforts - Toward new European Standards in Protection of Women from Gender Based Violence". The participants were informed about all activities that NCGE has been conducting within the campaign, and were invited to show their support by signing the online petition and the poster.

Photos from the event can be found here.

 

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