15.04.2020: Rapid analysis of the proposed and undertaken measures to respond to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic from a gender perspective

As a result of cooperation and partnership, together with the organizations that contribute to the promotion of gender policies – CRPM, Radar, ECHO Shtip, Loud Textile Worker, Rural Coalition, Polio Plus Movement Against Handicap, we prepared the second edition of the policy brief – Rapid analysis of the measures undertaken to respond to the epidemic […]


19.05.2020: Overview of urgent measures and steps for protection of women and children victims of domestic violence undertaken by the competent institutions

On March 18th, 2020, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia declared a state of emergency on the entire territory of the state due to the situation with COVID-19 and prevention of the spread of the coronavirus. After the declaration of the state of emergency, as of April 9, 2020, 15 Government sessions were […]


09.04.2020: Request to the Government of RNM for amending the Decision for the prohibition of movement of citizens over the entire territory of the country

In accordance with the announced state of urgency in the country and the increased risk of domestic violence, the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence prepared a Request for amending the Decision of 06.04.2020 (36th session of the Government of RNM) for the prohibition of movement of citizens over the entire […]


19.03.2020: Increased risk of domestic and intimate-partner violence during a state of emergency

Due to the current developments with the COVID-19 virus, on 11 March our Government adopted additional measures and recommendations for all citizens in the country and announce a state of emergency for a period of 30 days. One of the main recommendations for preventing the spread of the virus is that all citizens stay home. […]


10.03.2020: The first open-housing center for women-victims of domestic violence opened in the Western Balkans

The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence today opened the doors of the open-housing center for women victims of violence. At the beginning of this month, the Network, funded by the City of Skopje, started piloting a service which is the first of its type in the Western Balkans. The main […]


13.04.2020: Request for issuing urgent measures for protection of women and children of domestic violence during a state of emergency

The Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia on 18 March 2020 declared a state of emergency on the entire territory of the country due to the situation with COVID-19 and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After the state of emergency was declared, as of 9 April 2020, the Government has held 15 […]


12.05.2020: Two cases of femicide in less than two weeks is a sign of the system’s failed attempts to cope with domestic and gender-based violence

The femicide, one of the most extreme form of violence against women and girls and most often a consequence of continuous long-term domestic or intimate-partner violence, is unfortunately very much present in the pores of our family communities and the social system in general. The alarming case of the murder of a young woman yesterday […]


15.05.2020: We’ve opened a National Positive Parenting Line

Parenting is wonderful. Parenting is a challenge. Parenting is learned. In order to provide assistance to parents and guardians in our country in the fulfillment of their parental role, and thus to support the proper growth and development of children, in partnership with UNICEF we have opened the free National Positive Parenting Line. The helpline […]


09.03.2020: “It’s not your fault!” – Women’s Rights March on the International Women’s Day

“Patriarchy is my judge and it judges me for being born, as a punishment it gives me the violence you don’t see. It’s not my fault that I went there, or how I was dressed. The rapist is you!” On March 8, together with the Platform for Gender Equality and women’s rights activists, paying respect […]


31.12.2019: Press Release: Country Progress Regarding the Issue of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

Over the past 12 months, the Republic of North Macedonia received recommendations from three international instruments based on the prepared and delivered reports on the progress and the reforms achieved by the country in the respective area of reporting; however, this report will focus on the progress in the area of gender-based violence. Namely, recommendations […]


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