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ESE

   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

Workshop on improving health services for Roma by changing negative narratives

The workshop on improving health services for Roma by changing negative narratives was organized by the Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia, from 31.08. - 03.09.2014 in Ohrid. The workshop was attended by two representatives from ESE and they presented research findings "We are all people: Health care for everyone regardless of ethnicity - Conditions regarding health, health care and the right to health among Roma in Macedonia." Special emphasis was given to the following findings: Roma access to health services, barriers to access, behavioral of the health professionals to Roma patients, the quality of health services for Roma patients and the discrimination in health care. All the findings were presented as a comparison between the situation of Roma patients and patients of other ethnic groups, and from the findings conclucion can be made that the situation in Roma patients are less favorable in contrast to other patients. At the end of the workshop, ESE with the group of other civic organizations prepared a draft plan for future work in changing negative narratives in health care for  Roma.

 

Forum for judges “Court procedures for protection from domestic violence – opportunities for advancement”

On 08th of July in Skopje, the Forum for judges “Court procedures for protection from domestic violence – opportunities for advancement”, was organized by Association for emancipation, solidarity and equality of women ESE.  The event is part of the project ''A view from the Outside”- Whether and how is the court protection for victims of domestic violence regarding the temporary measures of protection provided?, which is part of the USAID  civil society project, implemented by Foundation open society Macedonia.

On the event, there was a presentation of the main findings of the previously conducted analysis on the civil court proceedings for issuing the temporary measures of protection in ten basic courts: Veles, Bitola, Kumanovo, Tetovo, Stip, Radovis, Gostivar, Delcevo, Debar and Strumica. The main goal was to have exchange of experience among the judges and discussion on the opportunities for advancement of the court proceedings in these cases, which will contribute for increased level of court protection for domestic violence victims in general.

Forum for judges “Court procedures for protection from domestic violence – opportunities for advancement”, organized on 08th of July 2014

Third continues training of the paralegal programs, organized on 25th of June 2014 

On 25th of June 2014, ESE has organized the third continuing training for the paralegal programs on the subject “Drug usage, sexual work and services for drug users and sexual workers in Republic of Macedonia“. The training was delivered by representatives of the Association of citizen HOPS and was attended by the coordinators and paralegals from ESE’s partner organizations.

The aim was to inform the representatives of the paralegal programs about the human rights of drug users and sexual workers, as well as with the mechanisms and services for their protection. Information about the factual position of these vulnerable groups and their problems and needs was provided by the trainers. The training was organized in order to support the paralegal work and provision of help and support in those cases where the clients are representatives of the above mentioned vulnerable groups.

Training on strengthening the capacities of civil organizations from Republic of Macedonia on "Health and Budgets", Module One

In the period from 26 – 28 June 2014, ESE conducted training in order to strengthen the capacities of civil organizations on several topics related to health and budgets. The training was attended by representatives from several civil organizations from RM that work in the field of promotion of citizen’s health and alleviating the access of different groups of citizens to basic health services in the public health sector. The following organizations participated in the training: LIL from Skopje, CDRIM from Skopje, KHAM from Delcevo, RRC from Skopje, HOPS from Skopje, HERA from Skopje, Moment Plus from Gevgelija, NORA from Skopje, Hemolog from Skopje and ROMA SOS from Prilep. The first training module was organized to introduce the civil organizations with the right to health, social determinants of health, organization of the public health system in RM, budget and budget process on national and local level, financing the health and budget process in health, as well as budget transparency and accountability and access to information of public character. This module is an introduction into the second module of the training where techniques and methodologies for budget monitoring and analysis and public health policies shall be elaborated. The training was conducted by the trainers Borjan Pavlovski, Marija Gelevska and Darko Antik from ESE and Dr Vanco Velinov from the Public Health Institute of RM.

The training was financially supported by the Foundations Open Society New York and the Foundation Open Society Macedonia.

Training on strengthening the capacities of civil organizations with regard to the specific need of women’s health and relevant policies

In the period from 17 – 19 June 2014, ESE conducted the training in order to strengthen the capacities of civil organizations regarding the specific needs of women’s health and relevant policies. Representatives from the following Roma partner organizations participated in the training: CDRIM from Suto Orizari, KHAM from Delcevo and LIL from Gorce Petrov. The training on strengthening the capacities in this area was organized so that the partner Roma organizations start to apply the methodology on monitoring the community with regard to the implementation of health services from the program for early detection of malign diseases with special focus on preventive gynecological services for early detection of cervical cancer. Several topics were discussed at the training, such as: gender and specifics of women’s health; social and economic impact on the women’s health; reproductive and sexual health and rights; international documents regarding women’s health; regulations in R. Macedonia that specifically refer to the health and health care for women; most frequent malign diseases on women’s reproductive organs and screening programs for early detection; overview of the Program for early detection of malign diseases of the Ministry of health, as well as findings from the ESE’s monitoring regarding the implementation of this program. On the last day of the training, the organizations conducted a planning process that established the dynamics of work and the need for technical support and coordination by ESE.

The training was financially supported by the Foundations Open Society New York and the Foundation Open Society Macedonia.

 

 

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