04.10.2017: Regional meeting with candidates for mayors in Skopje region

On 4.October 2017, in hotel Holiday Inn – Skopje, regional meeting took place with candidates for mayors and heads of council lists in the Skopje region, organized by National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and Association of single-parent families “One Can”.

The purpose of the meeting was presenting the need for taking concrete measures at local level for obtaining financial means from the local self-government to promote the access to services for women and children victims of violence. For that purpose, Public commitment for the advancement of the protection of women and children victims of various forms of violence, including domestic violence was prepared, that the candidates for mayors were invited to sign, as a significant step towards promoting the systemic protection of women and girls from all types of violence.

Out of 62 candidates in 18 municipalities in the Skopje region, the Public Commitment was signed by 21 candidates for mayors. 

Candidates for mayors that signed the Public Commitment in the Skopje region:

  • Marija Jones (Left) – City of Skopje
  • Nafie Selmani (BESA) – City of Skopje
  • Koce Trajanovski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – City of Skopje
  • Petre Shilegov (Coalition led by SDSM) – City of Skopje
  • Zlatko Marin (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Aerodrom
  • Ivica Konevski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Aerodrom
  • Velimir Smilevski (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Butel
  • Boris Georgievski (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Gazi Baba
  • Toni Trajkovski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Gazi Baba
  • Aleksandar Naumoski (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Gjorche Petrov
  • Aleksandar Manevski (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Zelenikovo
  • Martina Ivkovska (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Ilinden
  • Johan Tarchulovski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Kisela Voda
  • Filip Temelkovski (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Kisela Voda
  • Borche Mitevski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Petrovec
  • Stefche Trpkovski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Sopishte
  • Nermin Telovska (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Chair
  • Aleksandar Mitrov (Left) – Municipality Centar
  • Dejan Jovanovski (Coalition led by VMRO-DPMNE) – Municipality Centar
  • Sasha Bogdanovikj (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Centar
  • Kurto Dudush (Coalition led by SDSM) – Municipality Shuto Orizari

The Public Commitment was not signed by any candidate for mayor from the municipalities: Arachinovo, Karposh, Saraj, Studenichani and Chucher Sandevo.

Prior to the meeting, Public Request and Draft Policy were sent to all the candidates for mayors. All candidates and heads of lists were informed about the meeting in timely manner, through the media, by e-mail and through the contact persons from their political parties.

Public Commitment in Macedonian and Albanian.



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