Association ESE


   Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women.

National Conference Promoting the Rule of Law and Ensuring Equal Access to Justice for All as one of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN)

Association ESE and Coalition Margini organized a National Conference in Skopje on January 31, 2018 in order to promote one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 16.3. Promote the rule of law at the international and national levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

The organization of the conference was supported by the Foundation Open Society Macedonia and at the event was attended by representatives of civil society organizations, ministries, public institutions and international organizations involved in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Irena Cvetkovic from the Coalition Margini, Fani Karanfilova-Panovska from the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM) and Jasminka Friscikj from Association ESE, introductory addressed the conference.

The conference was divided into two sessions, with the representatives of the government, public institutions and international organizations presenting what they have undertaken in this field and what are the next steps regarding the implementation of the SDG’s  in their first session. The following speakers addressed the first session: Louisa Vinton, UN Resident Coordinator; Tanja Stamenova, General Secretariat at the Government of RM; Sanja Zografska Krstevska, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Snezana Sipovic, State Statistical Office.

In the second session, the participants were informed more about the work of the civil society organizations in this field, i.e. what are the legal needs of the population in our country and how the civil society organizations help the vulnerable groups to resolve their legal problems. The representatives of the following civil society organizations addressed the participants: Hristina Vasilevska Dimchevska, FOSM; Ivica Cekovski, HOPS; Igor Jadrovski, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia; Melissa Memish, Initiative for Development and Inclusion of Communities (IRIZ); and Goce Kocevski, Association of Young Lawyers.

The Margini Coalition and the ESE Association organized this national conference in order to promote access to justice and mobilize civil society organizations and state institutions to implement the goal. 16.3. in our country.

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