2505, 2018

ROMA S.O.S. at the celebration of “25-years Foundation Open Society Macedonia”

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With a series of regional and international events on topics of social significance, during May, the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia (FOSM) marked the 25th anniversary of its existence. At these events, participants from Macedonia and abroad discussed important topics such as Macedonia’s EU entry, legal strengthening, health of the Roma, freedom and the Internet, youth and open society, educational reforms, the power of art and culture for social changes, as well as the future and perspectives of the open society in Macedonia.

Association ROMA S.O.S. participated actively in some of these events, promoting the results of the successful work in their areas of action.

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304, 2018

Informative campaign “The road to children’s allowance is short”

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In the period from March to April, 2018, with the support of UNICEF, an informative campaign was implemented in the Roma communities in Prilep, Shtip, Bitola, Kumanovo, Gjorce Petrov and Shuto Orizari. For that purpose, an interactive theater performance “The road to children’s allowance is short” was prepared, and it was created in order to help parents to overcome information barriers to accessing cash transfers for children.

The campaign was a continuation of the research that the association ROMA S.O.S. implemented in 2017 in the six municipalities, about utilization of social benefits for children and the factors that limit the access of the Roma community as well as the Baseline study that came as a result of it.

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2503, 2018

Published Newsletter no.7 – INTEGRITY AS INDIVIDUAL’S FUNDAMENTAL VALUE

Newsletter_No_7Seventh edition of the association ROMA S.O.S. Prilep, for the period from June 24th to October 24th, 2017, in order to:

  • Inform the public about already realized activities of the project,
  • Illustration of the progress that is achieved quarterly,
  • Education of the Roma community on issues of their interest and incentive to engage them in advocacy and protection of their rights.

The Newsletter is a tool through which the association initiates discussion and sequential responses of the Roma Civic Parliament (RCP).

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803, 2018

“Poverty concerns us all, but some are poorer than the others” – humanitarian party on the occasion of 8th of March

We all have the responsibility to help those who need it most!

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On the occasion of International women’s day, a humanitarian party aimed to raise funds to help poor families of the Roma community and children on the streets who are registered in the association ROMA S.O.S. The party was held at the restaurant “La Casa Grande” in Prilep, in the presence of 450 Roma women, the mayor of Municipality of Prilep Ilija Jovanoski and the President of the Council Mile Talevski.  […]

102, 2018

Roma participate at shaping of local policies and budget in the solving-process of their problems


05.12.2017 – Celebrated 10 years of commitment of promoting the difference between Equality and Equity. Roma do not have the same starting point with the rest of the population, therefore they need more support (equity) for finally everyone can achieve the same success.

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Organized by the association ROMA S.O.S. and the informal group “Roma Civic Parliament”, 100 Roma had a meeting  with the Mayor of Municipality of Prilep – Mr. Ilija Jovanoski and directors of Public Companies from Prilep. The purpose of joint meeting was presenting actual requirements, needs and problems of the Roma living in settlement ‘Trizla 2’, for their inclusion in urban plan and local government program for 2018.

Roma were interested for improvement of infrastructure in “Trizla 2”? When the streets with sewerage will be covered with asphalt? Will Dabnicki channel be arrange and whether a bridge will be installed? How to improve infrastructure in the areas ‘Tri Bagremi’, ‘Mexico’, ‘Debarca’?

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512, 2017

Association ROMA S.O.S. awarded with “November 3rd” award for education of the Roma population

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At the solemn meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Prilep, held on the occasion of the Day of the Liberation of Prilep, plaquette “November 3rd” was awarded to the association ROMA S.O.S. for education of the citizens of Roma nationality in the Municipality of Prilep.

Everyone can fight for their right, as long as they do not endanger exercising of the rights of others!” – it was the key message in the daily education of the Roma population over the past year, though which the association alluded to the needs of collectivity rather than of the individual. In parallel, leadership has been promoted as a team work from which all involved parties enjoy prosperity and achieve a common result. […]

1710, 2017

ROMA S.O.S. at the promotion of UNFPA’s State of World Population report for 2017

17.10.2017

22539840_1144411932325128_4013633863005238694_nPromotion of the annual report of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “Worlds apart – Reproductive Health and Rights in an age of Inequality”[i] was held on the occasion of the World Day for Eradication of Poverty, which states that in most of the developing countries, 20 percent of women in the poorest of the population have the lowest access to sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception. These women, as the report says, have the greatest risk of unplanned pregnancy and health consequences.

Inequality increasingly refers to those who can and those who can not. Poor women who do not have the means to make their own decision on the family size, or who are in poor health due to inadequate reproductive health care, dominate the ranks of those who can not. […]

1409, 2017

Ministries take over draft law amendments for better protection against child marriage

14.09.2017 

     21742943_1587099034678072_8661674354833056246_nToday a Public Hearing was held in organization of the association ROMA S.O.S. and the offices of UNICEF, UNFPA and NDI, in the Club of Members of Parliament – Skopje, in order to respond to the question: How to get better legal and institutional protection from the issue of “child marriage”? At the public hearing, present guests were representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior, the State Education Inspectorate, the State Council for Prevention of child delinquency, the Office of the […]