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Press Release: UN Women supports the distribution of COVID-19 emergency packages in North Macedonia for people with disabilities

Friday, May 15, 2020

UN Women led the distribution of emergency packages, including food, vitamin supplements, hygiene products and protective equipment, in Strumica region as an immediate response to the specific needs of deinstitutionalized women and men with disabilities during the pandemic.

Press Release: UN Women takes initiative to ensure that women and families hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis are not left behind in North Macedonia

Friday, May 8, 2020

In response to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable, UN Women led the distribution of food and hygienic supplies across the country.

Take Five: “Resources to protect survivors must remain available, be adopted or expand during the crisis”

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Tomka Dlevska is a long-time women’s rights activist and the President of the NGO Organization of Women of the City of Skopje, in North Macedonia. The organization runs an SOS helpline for survivors of gender-based violence, and provides assistance, psychosocial support and shelter. Dlevska reports about a 7 per cent increase in the number of calls to her organization’s helpline during the coronavirus pandemic.

From where I stand: “The COVID-19 crisis has completely changed my life”

Friday, April 17, 2020

Red Cross employee Marijana Tosheva works tirelessly to assist the most vulnerable in North Macedonia. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, she’s been supporting the people with disabilities.

Elena Georgievska: A mother determined that her son enjoys every opportunity in his education and life

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Elena Georgievska, from Skopje, North Macedonia, is the mother of a child with autism. She is dedicated to fighting for her son in a society where children with disabilities face many obstacles.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Monday, March 16, 2020

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

High-level commitment to build a just and equal society took center stage at “Women’s Rights Nights” in North Macedonia

Friday, March 13, 2020

For International Women’s Day, high-level government officials, including the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, gender equality experts and advocates called for immediate actions to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, and end discrimination against women and girls.

Call for Proposals for civil society organizations in North Macedonia

Friday, February 28, 2020

UN Women in North Macedonia is inviting civil society organizations legally registered and operating in North Macedonia, experienced in gender equality, women’s rights and/or prevention of violence against women to submit project proposals in line with the two announced Calls for Proposals.

Fostering collaboration on gender budgeting among municipalities in North Macedonia

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Two municipalities exchanged good practices and improved their understanding of gender-responsive budgeting to ensure more transparent, inclusive and accountable governance.

Press Release: High-level event in North Macedonia brings the role of women in the security sector to the fore

Monday, December 16, 2019

UN Women, St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola and the Faculty for Security in Skopje joined forces to organize a high-level discussion on best practices for promoting the greater participation of women in North Macedonia's security sector.

Ask an activist: How should women’s rights activists follow up with the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Natasha Dokovska Spirovska has been a journalist for more than 30 years in North Macedonia. In the last 10 years she has also worked as a civil society activist for gender equality and women’s rights. She has represented Journalists for Human Rights, a non-governmental organization from North Macedonia during the Civil Society Forum and Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting in Geneva, which took place from 28-30 October 2019.

International Conference in Skopje calls for greater recognition of women’s powerful peace-building role in the Western Balkans

Friday, November 29, 2019

(Skopje, 28 November 2019) – Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25), the Regional Women’s Lobby in Southeast Europe (RWLSEE) and UN Women held an International Conference in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, as part of a Swedish Government supported initiative aimed at supporting peace-building efforts in Kosovo and the entire Western Balkans region.

North Macedonia kicks off 16 Days of Activism

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Government of North Macedonia, the Delegation of the EU, the OSCE Mission to Skopje, UN agencies and civil society organizations have joined forces to mark the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign with an influential launch event on 25 November, which took place at the park of the Woman Fighter in Skopje, the capital.

Turning policy recommendations into practice: North Macedonia fosters the economic empowerment of women in agriculture

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

For the first time in North Macedonia, registered women agricultural producers will have an opportunity to benefit from financial support which aims to strengthen their agro-businesses and reduce persisting inequalities among women and men in the sector.

Report on discrimination and violence against Roma women in the Balkans reveals devastating statistics, calls for urgent action

Thursday, November 21, 2019

On 19 September, the Roma Women Center BIBIJA officially presented the Regional report on discrimination of Roma women in the area of healthcare, child marriages and support and protection in cases of domestic violence in Belgrade.

I am Generation Equality: Teodora Mileska, champion of sexual and reproductive health and rights

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Teodora Mileska is a student of International and intercultural studies in North Macedonia and an aspiring diplomat for peaceful conflict resolution. She is a senior peer educator for Comprehensive Sexual Education and a concept writer for radio show Seksi Maalo that advocates for sexual and reproductive health rights.

Ask an activist: What is your message to the new generation of women and men activists?

Friday, October 11, 2019

Savka Todorovska from Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, was a participant at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. At the time, she was acting President of the National Council for Gender Equality, a national network of more than 100 independent organizations and women's groups that foster discussions on women’s needs and issues. Currently the president of the same Council and with almost 28 years of non-governmental experience, she shares with UN Women what it takes to be a women`s rights activist and offers ideas for the new generation of activists.

Regional forum puts forth solutions to end violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Key governmental, regional, and civil society leaders came together in a regional forum in Tirana to commit their efforts and discuss progress toward the elimination of violence against women in the region.

North Macedonia hosts third sub-regional consultation on 25 years of commitments to gender equality

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Skopje, 2 October 2019 – Around 60 Representatives from the Western Balkans and Turkey gathered in Skopje, the Republic of North Macedonia, to discuss common achievements and challenges encountered in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This Beijing+25 Sub-Regional Expert Consultation is the third in a series across Europe and Central Asia region that will contribute to the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting at the end of this month in Geneva.

Women’s organizations review accomplishments of the regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Thursday, July 25, 2019

At least 3,500 women, including minority women, are gaining a better understanding of their rights and of how to access available services when facing violence. Over 250 organizations are better equipped to monitor and report on human rights legal instruments and push for the development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated policies on violence against women.

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