Association ESE

ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

First working meeting for preparation of templates for monitoring court cases (09.12.2014)

In October 2014, the Association ESE started the realization of the USAID Women’s Legal Protection Program. This is a three-year project that ESE implements in partnership with the organizations LA STRADA and the Coalition for sexual and health rights of marginalized communities, and the main goal is to raise the level of legal protection of women victims of violence (domestic violence, trafficking in women, sexual violence, sexual workers) and discrimination. The project also includes the monitoring of court cases related to violence and discrimination against women, in order to prepare the analysis with recommendations about the improvement of the level of court protection.

On 09 December 2014, the Association ESE organized the first working meeting for preparation of templates (questionnaires) about monitoring the court cases related to gender based violence and discrimination. The working meeting was attended by representatives of vulnerable groups (women victims of discrimination and violence), civil and criminal judges, prosecutors, lawyers, representatives from relevant international organizations, as well as representatives of partner organizations included in the project.  The templates shall serve as base for data collection about the work of judges on cases related to violence and discrimination against women.

 

Expert meeting on the topic Social accountability and legal empowerment: Uniting the approaches in the fight for health rights

In the period from 2-3 December 2014, an expert meeting was organized by the Foundation Open Society New York in New York, which was attended by many civil organizations from the whole world that work in the area of social accountability and legal empowerment, as well as uniting the two approaches for promotion of health rights. The purpose of the meeting was to make a situational overview regarding the application of the two approaches; possibilities for documentation and learning; as well as possibilities for cooperation among civil organizations that use the respective approaches. The meeting was attended by Jasminka Friscik, executive director of ESE and Borjan Pavlovski, coordinator of the program for public health and women’s health.

 

 

Seventh European conference on public health “Mind the gap: Reducing inequalities in health and health care“

The seventh European conference on public health was held in the period from 19 – 22 November 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The topic of the conference was “Minding the gap: reducing inequalities in health and health care“. The coordinator of the program for public health and women’s health from the Association ESE participated in the conference. The representative from ESE made a presentation at the workshop organized by ASPHER, entitled “Human rights in health care“, whereby he presented the activities of ESE in the field of promotion of human rights in health care with special focus on the trainings provided by ESE for professionals.  Also, the representative from ESE had a poster presentation as part of the poster session on the section about migrants and ethnic minorities’ health. The poster presentation included part of the findings from the research “We are all humans: health care for everyone regardless of the ethnicity – Situation with regard to health, health care and right to health among Roma people in Republic of Macedonia“.

ESE team on a study visit to CEGSS, Guatemala

In the period from 10-15 November 2014, ESE team went on a study visit to the civil organization CEGSS, Guatemala. The purpose of the visit was to exchange experiences regarding the application of social accountability and legal empowerment approaches or more specifically, the activities of CEGSS to merge these two concepts in order to promote the health status and rights of marginalized communities in Guatemala. During the study visit, ESE team participated at the advocacy activities organized by the citizens of San Bartolo and Quiche in Guatemala, and also visited two communities where events were organized on the occasion of the “Day of the right to health”. As result of the visit, further cooperation of ESE and CEGSS team was agreed regarding the merging of the two concepts/approaches for social accountability and legal empowerment of Roma in our country. The study visit was part of the activities in the area of merging the two approaches of ESE which is supported by the Foundations Open Society New York and the Foundation Open Society Macedonia.

Seminar on the topic “Changing the Narratives on Roma in the Context of Health Care“

The seminar on the topic “Changing the Narratives on Roma in the Context of Health Care“ was organized by the Foundations Open Society New York and the American-Austrian Foundation in the period from 26 – 31 October 2014 in Salzburg, Austria. The seminar was aimed for the civil organizations and health workers from Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.  The coordinator of the program for public health and women’s health from the Association ESE participated at the seminar. The representative of ESE presented  the findings of the research “We are all humans: health care for everyone regardless of the ethnicity – The situation regarding the health, health care and right to health among Roma in Republic of Macedonia“. At the seminar, the participants were able to learn different techniques and methods which can be applied in order to overcome the negative narratives on Roma in health care.

 

 

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