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ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Analysis of the courts in imposing interim measures for protection against domestic violence

The main purpose of the analysis of the courts in imposing temporary measures for protection from domestic violence is to determine the proceedings of the courts and the need for improvement of the provision of timely and adequate court protection for victims of domestic violence. This analysis is part of the activities of ESE in the field of prevention and protection against domestic violence, which tend to increase the level of efficiency and accountability in judicial proceedings in cases of domestic violence, as well as increase the awareness and familiarity of the public with this issue.

For this purpose ESE perform observation and insight into litigation/court cases and conducted focus groups with women - victims of domestic violence. Additionally, the findings of the analysis were discussed at several individual meetings and one mutual forum with representatives of the Primary Courts involved in the project.

Analysis of the courts in imposing interim measures for protection against domestic violence (MKD)

 

Guide for interim measures of protection against domestic violence

The guide is intended for victims of domestic violence who need help and support to end the violence in life. Primarily it is intended to provide detailed information on the court procedure for issuing temporary measures of protection against domestic violence, as well as information on support and resources available after reporting the violence. In this direction, this Guide offers a brief and clear description of the steps that the victim should take with the initiation, during the proceedings and after the issuing of temporary measures of protection against domestic violence. Additionally, the guide provides basic information about criminal proceedings initiated against the perpetrators of domestic violence and, most importantly, the method described is the preparation of a plan for personal safety and planning steps that need to be undertaken by the victims in the event of risk for them and their loved ones.

Guide for interim measures of protection against domestic violence (MKD)

 

We are all human: Health care for all people regardless of their ethnicity

General lack of data on the health status, health determinants and access to health care among Roma people, respect for human rights in health care and national legislation’s alignment with international standards on protection and exercise of health-related rights in the Republic of Macedonia imposed the need for the present baseline study to be developed.

Roma  minority  in  RM  is  marginalized  on  multiple  grounds  and  lives  in  more  unfavourable  social  and economic conditions compared to the general population. Lack of health statistics segregated by ethnicity, as well as absence of relevant research studies conducted and developed by competent state institutions, resulted  in  the  fact  that  data  on  these  conditions  among  Roma  people  are  solely  based  on  individual/isolated  knowledge  about  the  situation  in  the  field  and  on  research  reports  that  are  limited  in  scope and  coverage,  developed  by  civil  society  organizations.  Due  to  these  reasons,  ESE  -  supported  by  the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia and the Open Society Foundations – New York – decided to develop this research study on Roma health that would serve as baseline data for monitoring and comparing the situation of Roma people in the Republic of Macedonia.

This baseline study relies on data obtained by means of desk research and analysis of relevant documents and data collected with the survey research conducted on a selected sample of Roma people and members of other ethnic communities living in their vicinity.

We are all human: Health care for all people regardless of their ethnicity

 

Statement Universal Periodic Review

Distinguished chair person and Permanent Missions representatives, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address you on behalf of Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of women-ESE.

Following the positive practice of monitoring and reporting on human rights to different Human Rights bodies, ESE as initiator of an informal ad hock coalition comprised of 10 civic organizations with proven expertise on protection of human rights and health right of different marginalized groups, prepared Joint submission on health for the second reporting cycle of R. of Macedonia within the Universal Periodic Review. I would like to stress the relevance of submitted Joint submission, whereby we indicate the problems and recommendations for improvement of the health of eight marginalized groups. Copies of the Joint submission on health are printed and are at your disposal. The addressed statement will cover issues related with health rights of following marginalized groups, which we believe are of utmost priority: health of Roma people, women, people with intellectual disability and victims of human trafficking, and my colleague from Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities will present the situation of health rights of LGBT population, drug users, sexual workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Statement Universal Periodic Review

November 2013

Joint Submission on health to the UN Universal Periodic Review

The Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women-ESE develops and assists the women’s and civic leadership for promotion and implementation of human rights and social justice in our society since 1995. By promoting and advancing the human rights, we improve the social and economic justice. We are especially dedicated to the work in the area of promotion and improvement of the health and women’s human rights.

 In cooperation with 10 other civic organizations, and supported by the Foundations Open Society from New York and Macedonia, we prepared this submission as part of the second reporting cycle of RM to the Universal Periodic Review, whereby we indicate the problems and recommendations for improvement of the health of Roma people, people living with HIV/AIDS, LGBT population, drug users, sexual workers, women, people with intellectual disability and victims of human trafficking.

The following civil society organizations contributed to the drafting of this submission: Citizen Association KHAM; Coalition sexual and health rights of marginalized communities; Health Education and Research Association - H.E.R.A.; HOPS- Healthy Options Project Skopje; LGBTI Centre for support – Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, Macedonia; National Roma Centrum; Republic centre for support of persons with intellectual disability – Poraka; Roma Resource Centre; Roma Organization for multicultural affirmation - ROMA SOS Prilep; Open Gate – La strada.

Joint Submission on health to the UN Universal Periodic Review

June 2013

 

 

 
 
     
 
 
       

 

 

 

 

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