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 […]

7.07.2020: British Embassy is supporting the Women’s Intervention Fund

The Women’s Intervention Fund, with the support of the British Embassy, is providing financial and material help for women victims of violence. We are calling upon all women who need help and support to contact the National Network to end violence against women and domestic violence. In addition to the regular services for free legal […]

17.06.2020: CSSP Guidelines to better support women and girls victims of violence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Starting with the first of May 2020, the Civil Society Strengthening Platform has started its third year of the EU/UN Women programme ‘Implementing norms, changing minds’. The EU/UN Women programme ‘Implementing norms, changing minds’ aims at ending gender-based discrimination and violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, with a particular focus on the […]

10.06.2020: Where’s the money for women’s rights? – funding trends in the Western Balkans

That’s the topic of discussion in this brand new Report on funding trends for women’s civil society organisations in the Western Balkans. The EU and other donors are committed to furthering gender equality in the Western Balkans but the needs of women’s civil society organisations are far from being met. The research was conducted in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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