2206, 2017

ANOUNCEMENT: “Reorganization of social benefits for children is needed in order for them to be more accessible for the most vulnerable categories of families”

22.06.2017

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Association ROMA SOS, financially supported by UNICEF, today held an event in Skopje to promote a publication on the utilization of financial benefits and the factors that limit the access of the Roma community to the right to child allowance, special allowance, parental allowance and one-off financial allowance for a newborn, before representatives of 6 Centers for Social Work and local associations from the municipalities of Prilep, Bitola, Shtip, Kumanovo, Gjorce Petrov and Shuto Orizari, which were covered with the research in the period from November 2016 to February 2017.

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1105, 2017

Housing situation of Roma in Municipality of Prilep

05.11.2017, Prilep

Nastan, 11.05.2017Today was held an event for the presentation of the priority issues in the field of housing in the Roma settlement “Trizla”, based on the survey and extensive consultation with all relevant parties, where potential solutions were elaborated. The event was organized in partnership between the association ROMA S.O.S, Habitat Macedonia  and the National Democratic Institute , and was attended by the Mayor and representatives of local government, public utility companies, associations, councilors from various political parties, relevant local institutions and Roma.

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1104, 2017

Annual Assembly of the Roma Civic Parliament – Prilep and Bitola on “LEADERSHIP – OPPORTUNITY AND THREAT!”

10-11 April, 2017

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Aimed to mutual informing on the actions taken in 2016, reviewing the progress and challenges in implementation of the agreed activities and define next steps for achieving the set goals an Annual Assembly of the Roma Civic Parliament – Prilep and Bitola was held  in Hotel Sileks – Ohrid on April 10 and 11, 2017, attended by 35 members.

The first day was reserved for promotion of Newsletter No. 4 ‘LEADERSHIP – OPPORTUNITY AND THREAT’ before the two groups in order to provide an […]

803, 2017

“Let’s not allow children to give birth and raise children” – International day of women’s activism

08.03.2017, Prilep

24As part of the Campaign for actualization of child marriages, supported by UNICEF, an educational event was realized aimed for socializing and discussion with Roma women about inter-generational discrimination. This creates barriers for young girls to properly understand marriage and make mature decisions that will enable proper integration into society.

The event was held in the evening in the presence of 150 girls and women from the Roma community (mothers, mothers-in-law, daughters, daughters-in-law). It was consisted of two parts: an education on the causes and harmful effects of […]

1002, 2017

A positive example of case law: application of the European Convention on Human Rights in Bitola judiciary

Announcement, 10.02.2017: The woman in labor wasn’t given her deceased baby to bury but was removed as medical waste – a case that was documented for violation of the right to health that is violation of personal rights of Roma patients in Bitola hospital.

         Association ROMA SOS Prilep welcomed the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Bitola (No-881/16 of 30.08.2016) in the case of A.J. and E.Kj. as a positive example of extreme importance to the case law, given that the plaintiffs relied on jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights […]

2201, 2017

THE NARRATIVE of the Roma health: The habits can change if the perception of the problems changes in the relation patient – health worker!

22.01.2017

Picture1The access to health services for Roma can improve trough change in attitudes and quality of mutual communication in the relation patient-health worker, and that is by stressing out the fact that both sides are right holders as well as duty bearers.

At the same time, promoting the free-of-charge services that Ministry if health provides through Preventive and curative programs, can contribute to mutual understanding and engaging in joint activities, where the institutions within their duty will implement them and thus protect the health of families or persons at risk, while the duty of the Roma as a vulnerable category of population will be actualized in the aim of improving and monitoring.

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2101, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: Hate speech in the primary school ”Gjorgji Sugarev” in Bitola

21.01.2017

16176894_1395206133832569_850566487_nInformal group of citizens – representatives of the Roma community in Bitola, as well as the civic associations that work on advocacy of the rights of Roma express their concern towards the scrawled swastikas and written graffiti ‘Death for Gypsies’ and ‘Die Gypsies’ on the walls of P.S. Gjorgji Sugarev – Bitola.

Namely, the graffiti were noticed on 19.01.2017 and they call for violence towards the Roma community i.e. represent hate speech, which is a felony according to the Criminal code of Republic of Macedonia.

These graffiti scrawled on […]

212, 2016

“Roma Civic Parliament” – a positive practice of legal empowerment of the community

02.12.2016

Picture1The increasing number of cases in which a violation of health care among Roma and medical errors are observed, as well as lack of public support in seeking access to justice, in December 2015 resulted with formation of two informal groups named “Roma Civic Parliament “(RCP), one in Prilep and one in Bitola [1].

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