Corner Press release

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS SUMMER SCHOOL and PROJECT “CHALLENGE HISTORY 2 – REACT FOR THE FUTURE” 16 May 2018

The Center for Peace and Tolerance (CPT) and its project partners1 are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School of “Challenge History 2 -REACT for the Future”, which will be held from 22nd to 28th July 2018 in Prizren, Kosovo.* It is financially supported by the Western Balkans Fund; the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection, and Sport; the...

Workers using their right to a leave due to pregnancy and childbirth are entitled to the allowance for annual vacation 24 April 2018

At a meeting held on 06.03.2018, the Commission for Interpretation of the General Collective Agreement for the Private Sector in the area of commerce ruled that the women who have used their right to a leave due to pregnancy and childbirth (that is, maternity and/or parental leave), and have been employed with the same employer for six months within a calendar year shall be entitled to the...

Wrongful and discriminatory interpretation of the provisions on the payment of the annual leave allowance by the President of the Employers’ Organization 11 April 2018

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights strongly reacts to the statement of the President of the Employers' Organization, Angel Dimitrov, regarding the interpretation of the provisions of the General Collective Agreement for the private sector in the field of the economy, which refer to the payment of the allowance for the annual leave of workers who used maternity and/or parental leave, which...

Condemn for the Sloboden pechat cover from 16 March 2018 16 March 2018

The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia strongly condemns the cover of the 14.03.2018 edition of the daily newspaper “Sloboden pechat” referring to the context of the ongoing social and political events. Publishing a photo of a woman participating in a protest rally in front of the Parliament of the RM with the headline “VMRO-members Show Their Teeth” is severe...

Opening of the Commission on the Status of Women within the UN in Geneva 13 March 2018

“Women and girls are calling out abusive behaviour and discriminatory attitudes. And let’s be clear the central question we face is a question of power. Power is normally never given, power normally needs to be taken.”

“We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. And that is why the empowerment of women and girls is our common central objective.”

“The theme of your...

8 March, International Women’s Day 08 March 2018

Facts:

- 78% of the victims of physical violence are women, while 98% of the perpetrators of domestic violence are men. Between 2008 and 2016, 70 femicides were registered, 15 of which took place only in the period between 2013 and 2016. Over of the cases of domestic violence have not been reported to any of the publicly available services.

- The most frequent cause for girls dropping out of...

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