08.03.2021: At the fifth March for Women’s Rights, the activists reminded – A state that does not act is a state that rapes

Hundreds of activists gathered today in front of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, marking the beginning of the fifth March for Women’s Rights, organized by the Platform for Gender Equality and women’s rights activists. Chanting “A state that does not act is a state that rapes”, the […]

10.02.2021: Parenting Helpline Because all questions are important

Parenting can be planned or unplanned, done independently or in partnership, but whatever its form, one thing is certain, the way we raise our children shapes the way they think, feel, behave and learn throughout life. We all want what’s best for our children, but being a parent isn’t always easy, and for many, effective […]

03.02.2021: Local women’s organizations advocate for the establishment of reintegration services for women victims of domestic violence

During 2021, continuing the work from the past 2 years, the National Network to end Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, together with 6 women civil society organizations from the region, continues to work intensively on the establishment of services for reintegration of women victims of violence and domestic violence in local level. Within the […]

27.01.2021: Scandalous attitude of the Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding the criminal acts from the “Public Room”

The Gender Equality Platform expresses its great disappointment with the ignorant attitude of the competent institutions regarding the “Public Room” case. We are calling on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to immediately and thoroughly clarify the case “Public Room”, which represents a crime in which many women are victims of gender-based violence. One year after the […]

29.12.2020: The progress of R. North Macedonia in the implementation of the National Action Plan for implementation of the Istanbul Convention

The aim of this report is to assess the progress of the country in implementing the activities and meeting the indicators set out in the National Action Plan for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention for the period 2018-2020. The research for the preparation of this report showed that the institutions in charge of the […]

25.12.2020: Gender Analysis of the Work Program of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia

The analysis provides an overview of whether and to what extent the Government Work Program for 2020-2024 includes the gender aspect in the activities planned for the next 4 years. In order to better understand the context of gender equality and the political will to promote gender equality, the analysis considers the election programs of […]

30.11.2020: What after the adoption of the new Law for preventing and protection from violence against women and domestic violence?

Republic of North Macedonia made an important step in implementing the Istanbul Convention by preparation of the new Law on prevention and protection from violence against women and domestic violence. The law is expected to be adopted in January 2021, and it will be the first law to address all forms of violence against women, […]

06.11.2021: Fifth Report on Women’s Rights in the Western Balkans published

The Fifth Report “Women’s Rights in the Western Balkans”, like the previous years, monitors the situation with women’s rights in six countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia). The report has served as a tool for monitoring and advancement of women’s rights over the years. Priority areas covered […]

18.08.2020: Recommendations for dealing with Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in the Western Balkans during the pandemic

Most of the Western Balkan governments declared a state of emergency or natural disaster in their respective countries, shortly after the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020. By the end of March 2020, all of the Balkan countries had some form of state of emergency, curfew, a list of measures and directions […]

13.07.2020: Requests to the new Government of RSM – Reforms for promotion of gender equality

Having regard to the situation with gender equality in the country and the need for its further and continuous promotion; Knowing the directions in which equality is promoted in democratic societies around the world and the aspirations of our country to be part of international communities that, among other things, base their values ​​and principles […]

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