Statute

 

S T A T U T E
(Consolidated text)

National network to end violence against women and domestic violence-Voice against violence

1.GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

This Statute regulates the manner, the conditions and the procedure for establishing, the registration, the work (activities), the property of the association, the supervision, the changes in the statute, and the termination of existence of the “National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence-Voice against Violence”(hereinafter: “Voice against Violence”) as a network.

Article 2

The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence-Voice against Violence is a form of voluntary association of individual independent organizations and individuals that is nongovernmental, non-profitable and nonpolitical and will act on the whole territory of Republic of Macedonia, and is established for the purpose of accomplishment of goals, tasks and protection of social, cultural, humanitarian rights and interests, beliefs, provision of human rights and freedoms, and creation of equal opportunities between genders in accordance with the Constitution and the Law.

Article 3

The name of the network is: National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence. Its abbreviated (short) name is: National Network – “Voice against Violence”.
The office of the association is in Skopje at Str. “Hristo Smirnenski 16A”.
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Article 4

The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence-Voice against Violence is a legal entity, with rights, obligations and responsibilities established within this Statute, the Constitution, and the Law.
The network is comprised of 11 civil organizations from the Republic of Macedonia which are working in the field of prevention and dealing with the problem of violence against women, including domestic violence.
The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence is the first multi ethnic network of this kind in the Republic of Macedonia.
The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence will gain status of a legal entity on the day of its registration in the Registry of Associations maintained by the Central Register of the Republic of Macedonia.
By joining the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, shall not lose their status of legal entities.

Article 5

With this Statute, The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence is considered to be registered for an indefinite time, as the act for establishment does not stipulate the time of duration and operation.

Article 6

The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence has a seal and a stamp.
The seal has a round shape with a diameter of 3 cm, around the inner side of which it is written: National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence.
The stamp has a rectangular shape with the following text written on it: the first line -The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence – Voice against Violence, the second line- “No.” with space left for a number, in the third line there is space left for a date, and the fourth line- Skopje-Republic of Macedonia.


2. GOALS AND ACTIVITIES

1. GOALS
Article 7

The Network “Voice against Violence” is comprised of civil organizations from the Republic of Macedonia working in the field of prevention and dealing with the problem of violence against women, including domestic violence.
The mission of the Network “Voice against Violence” is coordinated action of civil organizations towards advancing policies and practices for combating violence against women and domestic violence. The Network “Voice against Violence” aims at recognition of women’s human rights and their promotion in the Republic of Macedonia.
The strategic goals of the Network “Voice against Violence” are the following:
• Influence of the Network “Voice against Violence” on national policies
• Actualization of the problem of violence against women and domestic violence
• Strengthening the internal capacities and coordinated action of the Network
• Improvement of the model for protection of victims applied by civil organizations
• Development of international (regional) cooperation


2. ACTIVITIES
Article 8

• Advocacy for inclusion of gender sensitive preventive programs in the educational system (on elementary, high school, and university level), including the system for education of persons with special needs;
• Collecting data from existing research and analyses, data for calls, accommodation in shelter centers and support to victims by member organizations;
• Preparation of reports for the Ministry of Education and Science based on research/analyses;
• Independent monitoring of the implementation of the national strategy;
• Monitoring the implementation of local action plans in relations with the quality of services in several pilot municipalities, and analysis of the implementation of the legislation on local level;
• Proposal for preparation of new, or amendment of the already existing legislation;
• Advocacy and lobbying for adoption of international documents, including the proposal convention of the Council of Europe;
• Marking the international days for the elimination of violence against women and domestic violence;
• Organizing informative events for relevant institutions and the broader public for the issue of violence against women and domestic violence;
• Preventive activities-campaigns, informative sessions for the broader public, actualization of the legislation etc.;
• Gender sensitization of relevant institutions and organizations, and promotion of international documents related to violence against women and domestic violence;
• Development of mechanisms for coordination between the members aimed at improvement of services provided to victims;
• Development of a program for support of experts (professionals) who work with victims directly;
• Training’s and seminars for improvement of the models for working with victims;
• Study visits;
• Building the Network capacities based on the previously established needs of its members;
• Mapping the resources of individual member organizations and their scope of action;
• Promotion and development of models for working with women prisoners (perpetrators of criminal offences as a consequence of DV);
• Promotion and development of models for economic empowerment of domestic violence victims, especially in the direction of cooperation with the business sector;
• Development of an ethical code for working with victims;
• Gathering information for seminars and trainings in the region and wider, and distribution of information through the Network`s mailing list;
• Membership in international networks and other networks around the world;

• The Network shall provide direct services for victims of violence (SOS lines, shelter centers, free legal aid, psycho-social protection, support for victims etc.) through its member organizations.


3. BASIC PRINCIPLES

Article 9

The Network“Voice against Violence” is independent in its management,establishment and accomplishment of its goals and activities laid down in this Statute accordance with the Constitution and the Law.

Article 10

The Network“Voice against Violence”is not profitable.
The Network “Voice against Violence” may implement activities that can result in the Network gaining profit, but only provided such activities are related to the goals laid down in this Statute.
The profit from paragraph (2) of this Article cannot be divided among the founders, members of bodies, employees, or any other persons of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
The profit from paragraph (2) of this Article may only be used for the needs of the Executive Office or for realization of other activities stipulated in the Annual Work Program.


Article 11

The Network “Voice against Violence” cannot be transformed in another kind of legal entity, contrary to the goal for which it is registered.

Article 12

Inthe accomplishment of its goals and activities,the Network “Voice against Violence” shall cooperate with:
– The Ministries in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia;
– Professional (expert) and other institutions and organizations;
– International cooperation with international organizations;
– Appropriate NGO’s; and
– Groups from the country and abroad and involvement in their networks.

Article 13

The Network “Voice against Violence” is acting and organizing on the basis of the territorial principle, and the association is independent in the organization and accomplishment of its goals, interests and activities laid down in this Statute.
The Network “Voice against Violence” is exercising its rights, obligations and responsibilities in compliance with the Constitution, the Law and this Statute.

Article 14

The Network “Voice against Violence” cannot perform political activities, or use its property and assets for accomplishment of goals of political parties, either with direct participation in election campaigns or by gathering financial means and financing political parties.

Article 15

The program and the activities cannot be aimed at:
1. Violent destruction of the Constitutional order of the State
2. Encouragement or incitement of military aggression
3. Encouragement of and fueling national, racial and religious hatred and intolerance
4. Undertake activities related to terrorism, activities which are contrary to the Constitution or Laws, and activities that violate rights of others.

Article 16

The Network “Voice against Violence” has the right to request protection of its interests in case of unjustified use of its name from another network or civil organization which might lead to violation of its interests.In case of such a violation, the Network “Voice against Violence” shall bring the matter before the competent court and request that such unjustified use be stopped and indemnification be paid for any damages caused.

Article 17

The Network “Voice against Violence”is entitled to tax and customs benefits in accordance with the Law.

Article 18

The Network “Voice against Violence” can freely express and promote its views and opinions regarding issues of its interest, raise initiatives, and participate in building of public opinion and policy making.

4. MEMBERSHIP, RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Article 19

The Network “Voice against Violence” is a network which is comprised of associations and individuals, regardless of their sex, race, color, membership to marginalized groups, ethnical background, language, citizenship, social origin, religious and other beliefs, education, political affiliation, personal or social status, mental or physical disability, age, family or marital status, property status, health or any other grounds established by law or a ratified international agreement.

Article 20

Regular organizations-members of the Network “Voice against Violence” shall have the following rights and obligations:

– To participate in the creation of the policy of the National Network;
– To launch initiatives and give proposals for activities of the National Network in accordance with the Annual Work Program;
– To elect, be elected and participate in the work of the Network`s organs and bodies;
– To publicly represent the interests of the Network;
– To disseminate information about their work through the Network`s mailing list;
– To receive information and reports on the work of the Network and its members;
– To perform their tasks in a timely manner and to elaborate on the proposals of the Network`s organs and bodies;
– To assume responsibility for activities implemented by the Network;
– To regularly participate in the sessions of the Assembly;
– To leave the National Network.


Article 21

Associative organizations-members of the Network “Voice against Violence” shall have the following rights and obligations:

– To launch initiatives and give proposals for activities of the National Network in accordance with the Strategic Plan and the principles of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– To publicly represent the interests of the Network;
– To disseminate information about their work through the Network`s mailing list;
– To receive information and reports on the work of the Network and its members;
– To participate in and support the activities of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– To participate in the sessions of the Assembly;
– To leave the National Network.

Article 22

Individuals-members of the Network “Voice against Violence” shall have the following rights and obligations:
– To launch initiatives and give proposals for activities of the National Network in accordance with the Strategic Plan and the principles of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– To publicly represent the interests of the Network;
– To be elected and participate in the work of the Network`s organs and bodies;
– To disseminate information about their work through the Network`s mailing list;
– To receive information and reports on the work of the Network and its members;
– To participate in and support the activities of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– To participate in the sessions of the Assembly;
– To leave the National Network.

1. CONDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

Article 23

The Network “Voice against Violence” is open for all associations that are working to end all forms of violence against women, including domestic violence.
The membership in the Network “Voice against Violence” can be regular, associative or individual.

Article 24

To be admitted as members of the Network “Voice against Violence”, the interested organization must fulfill the following criteria:
– To be registered as a legal entity for at least 1 (one) year;
– To act actively in the field of protection from violence against women and/or domestic violence in the last 1 (one) year;
– To accept the principles and work regulations of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– If the interested organization is already an existing network, it shall be treated as an individual organization.

Article 25

The first year, the interested organization that has filed an application for membership and that fulfill all the conditions shall be treated as an associative member.
The associative member shall respect the rights and obligations stipulated in this Statute and the Rules of Procedure of the Network.
The second year, the organization-member automatically becomes a regular member, unless the organization-member requests to remain an associative member and/or the Assembly decides otherwise.

Article 26

Applications for membership in the Network “Voice against Violence” may be submitted throughout the year. The interested letter shall submit a letter of intent and an application for membership enclosed with the following documents:
– written documentation in support of the above stated conditions (ex. Excerpt from the Central Registry, Annual Work plan of the organization, and CV of the organization);
– two references from relevant stakeholders;
– written statement for acceptance of the principles and the work rules of the network.
The entire documentation should be signed and verified by the authorized representative of the organization.
The entire documentation shall be submitted to the Management board of the National Network that revises the applications for accession of new members every three months.


Article 27

The Management board is verifying the documentation submitted by the interested organization/individual against the criteria for membership from Articles 23, 25 and 29.
During the process of verification of the documentation, the Management board may consult other associations, and ask for additional documentation from the interested organization/individual, in order to identify the facts for the organization’s work.
The Management board shall issue a proposal-decision for admission within three months from the receipt of the documentation.
The Assembly shall vote on the proposal-decision for admission of the Management Board. The voting shall take place at a session of the Assembly or through the mailing list (provided the Assembly cannot convene).
The decision for admission shall be adopted with a simple majority of votes from the total number of members of the Assembly (50% + 1) with a right to vote.
The decision for membership in the Network “Voice against Violence” must be elaborated and submitted in a written form to the association/individual applying for membership.

Article 28

The Network “Voice against Violence” is open for all individuals who act against different forms of violence against women, including domestic violence.

Article 29

To be admitted as members of the Network “Voice against Violence”, the interested individual must fulfill the following criteria:
– to be active in the field of protection from violence against women, including domestic violence;
– to not be a holder of a public function in a political party;
– to accept the principles and work rules of the Network.

Article 30

The interested individual shall submit an application for membership enclosed with the following documents:
– CV;
– Motivation letter;
– written statement for acceptance of the principles and the work rules of the network;
The entire documentation must be written by the applicant for membership.
The entire documentation shall be submitted to the Management Board of the Network.
The procedure for admission shall be as described in Article 27.

Article 31

A member of the Network “Voice against Violence” can be excluded from the network, if at least one reason of the following exists:
• Publication and activities opposite to the principles of the Network “Voice against Violence”, the acts of the Network “Voice against Violence”, the decisions of the Assembly of the Network “Voice against Violence”, or to the decisions of the Management board;
• Failure to perform duties in implementation of the network’s joint project;
• Failure to attend meetings, activities and define policies through the mailing list in at least three consecutive occasions without delegating a deputy;
• Failure to attend the meetings of the Assembly for at least three consecutive times without delegating a deputy;
• Continuous negative influence of the relations within the network;
• Inflicting damage to the reputation of the Network “Voice against Violence” or its members;
• Misuse of the network for personal interests in line with the Rulebook for Conflict of Interests;
• Failure to comply with the Rules of Communication of the Network “Voice against Violence”.

Article 32

The procedure for exclusion from membership in the Network “Voice against Violence” can be initiated by any member of the Network “Voice against Violence”by submitting a proposal to the Management Board.
Upon receipt of the proposal, the Management Board will review it, and if it is determined that it is well founded, the Management Board shall send a letter to the organization/individual the exclusion of which is requested.
With this letter, the organization/individual is informed about the stated reasons for their exclusion, and they are asked to elaborate.
The organization will have to elaborate within 15 (fifteen) days. If the organization fails to provide elaboration within the stated deadline, the Management Board will take subsequent steps.
Upon receipt of the elaboration, the Management Board shall review and assess the findings contained therein, and shall consult other associations if necessary.
If it is concluded, on the basis on established facts, that there are reasons for exclusion, the Management board shall pass a proposal for exclusion.
The Management Board shall submit the proposal for exclusion to the Assembly.

Article 33

The decision for exclusion shall be adopted by the Assembly.
For the decision from paragraph 1 from this Article to be adopted, a majority vote from the total number of members of the Assembly with a right to vote is needed.
The decision for exclusion must be elaborated.
The decision for exclusion shall be final and shall enter into force immediately.
The decision of the Assembly shall be delivered to the member of the association for the exclusion of which the decision has been adopted, and shall be published on the web site of the Network “Voice against Violence”.

Article 34

The Network “Voice against Violence” keeps a register of members and a record of members of it bodies.
The data from the paragraph (1) of this article shall be updated at least once every two years.
The Network “Voice against Violence” is warranting the privacy of the personal data of the members who have requested it.
The data shall be protected in accordance with the regulations for protection of personal data and classified information.


5. BODIES OF THE NETWORK

Article 35
Bodies of the association are:

1. Assembly
2. Management Board
3. Executive Office
4. Supervisory Commission


Article 36

The Assembly is the highest body of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
The Assembly is comprised of all associations and individuals that are members of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
The organizations that are regular members of the Network have the right to vote in the Assembly, while the associations and individuals-members of the Network are members of the Assembly without a right to vote.

Article 37

The President of the Network “Voice against Violence” presides with the Assembly.
The President of the Network “Voice against Violence” is the President of the Management Board.


Article 38

The competences of the President of the Network “Voice against Violence” are:
– To schedule regular and ad hock sessions of the Assembly of the Network “Voice against Violence” in coordination with the Executive Office;
– To schedule meetings with the Management Board;
– To publicly represent the interests of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– To be held responsible for her work by the Management Board and the Assembly.

Article 39

The competences of the Assembly are:

– To adopt the strategic documents, the work program, the general acts of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– to adopt the Statute of the network and vote on statutory changes;
– to adopt the annual narrative and financial report of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– to adopt the program direction for work of the Network “Voice against Violence”for a period of 4 years included in the annual programs;
– to adopt the financial plan and the annual financial statement of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– to decide on the change of the goal of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– to decide on membership in international organizations and other networks;
– to decide on the internal organization and the organizational forms of Network’s bodies;
– to decide on the amendments of the Network’s Statute;
– to decide on other matters which are not under the competence of the other Network`s bodies;
– to elect the members of the Management Board, the Executive Director (Representative of the Network) and the members of the Supervisory Commission;
– to decide on admission and exclusion of members in the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– to decide on the termination of the Network “Voice against Violence”, with two-thirds majority vote from all members of the network, and
– to perform other tasks arising from the Statute and the Network regulations.


Article 40

The regular session of the Assembly is held annually.
If necessary, ad hock sessions of the Assembly may be convened.
The President of the Network schedules the regular and ad hock sessions.
The regular and ad hock sessions of the Assembly shall be convened in different cities in Republic of Macedonia as agreed by the members.
1/3 of the members of the Network “Voice against Violence” may initiate an ad hock session.
If there are not sufficient financial means for convening ad hock sessions of the Assembly, the same may be held electronically (through the mailing list).
The Assembly shall decide in the form of proposals, views, opinions, initiatives, recommendations and conclusions.
The Assembly shall adopt decisions with a majority vote of the total number of attending members with a right to vote.
For an Assembly sessions to be held,attendance of a minimum of 50%+1 from the total number of members of the Network “Voice against Violence” with a right to vote is required.

The sessions of the Assembly shall be open for the public and may be attended by all members of the Network “Voice against Violence” regardless of the type of membership.

Article 41

The voting at the Assembly shall be public, except for the election of the Management Board and the Executive Director, the voting for which shall be secret.
The Assembly may decide that certain matters and elections be voted on in a package.
Each delegate representing an organization member with a right to vote is entitled to one vote.
Organizations-members that cannot attend the sessions of the Assembly may delegate their vote to another organization-member.

Article 42

The Assembly elects Management Board, the members of which must be citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.
The Management Board is an administrative body of the network, consisting of 5 (five) or 7 (seven) members elected by the Assembly.
The members of the Management Board are coming from the organizations-members of the Network “Voice against Violence” and the individuals-members of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
The Management Board is elected with a secret vote, with a 2-year mandate, with the possibility to be reelected for another 2 years.
The Management Board shall:
– amend the program and the annual working plan of the Network “Voice against Violence” prepared by the Executive Office;
– prepare the draft Statute and other acts and decisions passed by the Assembly;
– convene the sessions of the Assembly;
– implement the policy, conclusions and decisions adopted by the Assembly;
-initiate the communication among the members of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– give proposals to the Assembly with regard to who may be elected in the Supervisory Commission;
– give administrative and technical support to the Assembly and the Supervisory Commission;
– establish working bodies if necessary;
– create the Rules of Procedure of the Network “Voice against Violence”;
– monitor the work of the Executive Office;
– develop public relations;
– inform the Assembly on the draft decision for admission of members;
– prepare annual or interim reports on its work, and other activities in compliance with the Rules of Procedure of the Network “Voice against Violence”.

Article 43


The Management Board convenes once a month.
If there are not enough funds to hold meetings, the same can be performed electronically (via the mailing list).
The voting is public, unless the Management Board decides to vote secretly.
The Management Board is responsible for its work before the Assembly.

Article 44


The meetings of the Management Board are held by the attending members and their decisions are valid if the majority of the present members have voted.
A member of Management Board may not vote on matters related with himself/herself or a second degree relative and on matters referring to a legal entity controlled by him/her or of economic interest for him/her.


Article 45


The President of the Management board is elected by the elected members of the Management Board.
The President of the Management board is elected by the elected members of the Management Board upon nomination or self-nomination by one of the members of the Management Board.
The President of the Management Board is elected with a 2-year mandate, and may be re-elected for another 2 years maximum.
The competencies of the President of the Management Board are regulated in Article 38.

Article 46

The Executive office of the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence- “Voice against Violence” is a body of the Assembly which takes care of implementation of projects, programs, execution of administrative and similar work activities which are from mutual interest for accomplishment of the Network’s tasks and goals.
The Executive office is responsible for its work in before the Network’s Assembly.

Article 47

The Assembly of the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence- “Voice against Violence” shall elect an Executive Director.
The Executive Director shall be responsible for the election of members of the Executive Office.
The members of the Executive Office shall be elected through an open call.
The Executive Director is natural person capable to work, who has a residence on the territory of Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with the law.

Article 48

The Executive Director shall represent the Network in legal transactions (legal relations), and in relation to third persons (third parties) in the public.
The Executive Director shall perform her rights and obligations in accordance with the law, the Statute and the acts of the Network.
The Executive Director shall coordinate the communication and realization of the program and the plan for work of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
The Executive Director shall represent the Network “Voice against Violence” and shall be the contact person of the Network.

Article 49

The Executive Director shall have the following functions:
– represents the Network “Voice against Violence”
– manages the Executive office
– manages the Network`s assets, according to the possibilities and needs
– is a signatory of the Network’s accounts, and approves all financial transactions
– implements the policies, conclusions, and decisions adopted by the Assembly and the Management Board
– informs the Assembly on the course of the projects or programs, and the related finances
– participates in Management Board’s meetings, and gives a quarterly report for the activities
– sign the acts of cooperation with other organizations on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia and abroad, upon prior approval by the Assembly
– at least once in a year submits to the Assembly a report on the work of the Executive office, and
– does other work activities established with this statute, or with the decision of the Assembly.

Article 50

The Supervisory commission consists of three members.
The members of the Supervisory commission are elected by the Assembly.
The members of the Supervisory Board may not be members of other bodies whose work they are monitoring.

Members of the Supervisory Commission are elected with a mandate in duration of 2+2 years, with a right for re-election.
The President of the Supervisory Commission is presiding over the Supervisory Commission.
The President of the Supervisory Commission is elected by the members of the Supervisory Commission upon nomination or self-nomination by one of the members of the Management Board.
The President is elected with a mandate in duration from 2+2 years, with a right for re-election.

Article 51

The Supervisory Commission is performing the following activities:
– control of the material and financial operation of the Executive Office
– monitoring and control over the application of the Statute and the programs
– prepares minutes for performed controlling activities, and submits it to the Assembly
– cooperates with the inspection offices and other supervisory authorities in the Republic
– submits an annual report and presents it before the Assembly
The Supervisory Commission is responsible for its work before the Assembly.

Article 52

Working groups are formed for realization of specific program activities in accordance with the strategic goals of the Network “Voice against Violence”.
Each working group is comprised of representatives of the Network`s members.
The election of members of the working groups is regulated in the Rules of Procedure of the Network “Voice against Violence”.

6. THE NETWORK’S WORK IS PUBLIC AND TRANSPARENT

Article 53

The work of the Network “Voice against Violence” is public.
The public nature of the Network’s work is provided by informing the public for it, through announcements, through submitting information to the media (means of public information), through maintaining press conferences, maintaining gatherings and other forms, and also through the presence of media’s representatives on the sessions of the Network.
The public nature of the Network’s work is accomplishing through transparent disclosure (publication) of the statute, and other network’s regulations (acts), in accordance with the Statute of the organization.


7. NETWORK’S ASSETS

Article 54


The assets of the Network comprises funds obtained from: approved projects from domestic or international donors organizations and foundations, membership fees, voluntary contributions (in money, goods), funds from the Budget of Republic of Macedonia, incomes from various donations, and sponsorship.

Article 55

The financial assets of the Network are used for achievement of Network’s objectives, which are determined with the Statute and the program.
The Network’s assets are used rationally and with a purpose, according the program for work.
The financial plan and the report are adopted by the Assembly.

Article 56

The Network will post (publish) its annual work reports on its web site or in the daily press.
The Network will prepare annual financial report, and will submit it to the competent authority, according to the law. The Network will post the annual financial report on its web site or will submit it to the daily press in other appropriate way in order to make it available to the public.
The Network will publish the reports no later than 30 April for the previous year.

Article 57

The work of the Network’s bodies is voluntary, and the members of the Network’s bodies may receive reimbursement for travel and daily expenses, as well as for their work in the Network’s bodies, in accordance with the law.

Article 58

The persons employed/engaged in the Executive Office sign individual contracts for a definite period of time, with predetermined work obligations in accordance to the Executive Office needs.
The persons employed/engaged in the Executive Office are entitled to a salary and salary allowances, in accordance with the law.

8.TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS


Article 59

The professional, technical, and administrative-financial operations can be performed in the Network “Voice against Violence”, or can be entrusted to appropriate professional organization, with the mutual rights and obligations regulated with a special agreement.

Article 60

The amendments to the Statute are done in a procedure, which is the same procedure as the procedure of the Statute’s adoption.
The initiative for amendments to the Statute can be raised by the Assembly and the Network’s Management Board. The President of the Management Board shall submit the adopted amendments to the Statute to the Central Registry of the Republic of Macedonia no later than 30 days from their adoption.

Article 61

The amendments to the Statute shall be followed by a discussion.

Article 62

The National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence- Voice against Violence can stop with its work:
– If the Network Assembly passes a decision on termination with a two-thirds majority vote
– If the number of Network’s members is decreased below the needed number for establishing
– If the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia adopts a decision that the Statute and program of the Network are not in accordance with the Constitution.
– Upon bankruptcy, and if when no annual financial statements are filed for two consecutive in accordance with the law
– Liquidation procedure
– If it is established that the organization had stopped with its work
and in other cases determined by law.
The person who is representing the National Network to End Violence against Women and Domestic Violence- Voice against Violence, the members of the bodies, or the membership are obligated to inform (to notify) the Central Registry of the Republic of Macedonia on the termination of Network.

Article 63

A proceeding for termination of the Network can be initiated before the competent court, which shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions for litigation procedure.
The court shall notify ex officio the Registry for the termination of the Network.
Everybody can submit initiative for prohibiting the operation of the Network in front of the competent Public Prosecutor.
If the competent public prosecutor deems by duty bound or upon submitted initiative that there are reasons to suspend the operation of the Network in compliance with the Law on Associations and Foundations, the competent public prosecutor shall submit a proposal to a competent court.
The prohibition proceeding is urgent.

Article 64

Upon the termination of Network’s operation, the property and the assets that remain after settlement of obligations towards the Network are transferred to the members of the Network.

Article 65

If the members of the Network “Voice against Violence” or the members of Network’s bodies find out about the irregularities in the application of the Statute, or in the financial operations, they can ask for removal of the irregularity by the body determined by the Statute, or by the highest authority which is the Assembly of the Network “Voice against Violence”.

Article 66

The Statute shall enter into force on the day on the adoption of the amendments and their registration in the Central Registry of the Republic of Macedonia.


Skopje 05.04.2018

National Network to End Violence against Women and
Domestic Violence-Voice against Violence
Executive Director – Legal representative
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Elena Dimushevska

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