26.10.2018: Promotion of the “Analysis of Cases of Femicide – Killings of Women in the Republic of Macedonia

On 26.10.2018 in the conference hall of “Public Room” – Skopje – the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence promoted the Analysis of Cases of Femicides – Killings of Women in the Republic of Macedonia.

The Analysis was conducted in the period September-November 2017 and covers murders of women which happened in the period from 2008 to 2016. Besides presentation of the findings received from the insight into the court cases, recommendations for advancement of the protection of women-victims as well as prevention of this most extreme form of violence were also presented.

The event was opened with introductory speech by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Oliver Spasovski, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Mrs. Mila Carovska and the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative, Mrs. Louisa Vinton.

The main purpose of the analysis was to determine the correct number of cases of femicide in the Republic of Macedonia in the period from 2008 to 2016, as well as to present the institutional response to reporting cases of violence against women and the measures undertaken to protect the victim.

Another objective of the analysis was also to actualize the issue of gender-based murders by initiating a discussion between the relevant stakeholders and decision-makers who are going to open the process of harmonization of the national legislation with the recommendations of the Convention of the Council of Europe for Prevention and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence- the Istanbul Convention and the UN convention on Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women.

The Analyses of the cases of femicide – killings of women in the Republic of Macedonia can be found here.

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