PROJECTS

 

No.

Name of the project/ Aim

Time frame

Supporters/Partners

55. Creating an anti-rumor campaign

–       Opposing the most common negative rumors about Roma through promotion of alternative positive narrative.

May 2017 – October 2018 OSCE through OSCE mission to Skopje
54. Roma health – basic human right 7

–       Providing free legal aid to Roma and court protection for identified violation of rights. Strengthening and inclusion of Roma in advocacy of rights before national institutions / bodies by promoting the concept of “Roma Civic Parliament”.

January 2017 – December 2018 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
53. Roma health – basic human right 7

–       To overcome the obstacles in realization of health rights through legal education in the Roma communities, offering free legal aid in the procedures, documenting and publicizing the violations, as well as initiating court procedures.

January 2016 – December 2016 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
52. Humanituy does not know about differences 3!  

–       Continue the promotion of positive relationships and communication between healthcare workers and Roma patients, and thus change the negative narrative for the Roma that they “do not care about their health” and “go to the doctor at the last minute” or that ” the only thing they know is to give birth to children. “

August 2017 – July 2018 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
51. Humanituy does not know about differences 2!  

–       Improving the relationship and quality of mutual communication between healthcare workers and Roma patients, emphasizing that they are right holders as well as duty bearers, as a way of changing negative attitudes and perceptions that affect access to health services and the use of public health benefits.

August 2016 – July 2017 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
50. “What mark will we leave 2? Advocacy and monitoring of local Roma policies. “

–       Advocacy before the elected Mayors and Councils of 4 municipalities (Prilep Bitola, Shtip and Kochani) and inclusion of the priorities and needs of Roma communities in those municipalities in the Annual Programs accompanied by budget allocations for their realization.

October, 2017 – June, 2018 National Democratic Institute – Skopje through National Endowment for democracy (NED)
49. Campaign: “What mark will we leave? You choose! “

–        to influence the party’s electoral agendas in the wake of the 2017 local elections, ie to scan the needs of the Roma communities and present them to the political parties.

June 2016 – March  2017 National Democratic Institute – Skopje through National Endowment for democracy (NED)
48. Strengthening Roma children and families in exercising their rights

–       To understand better the problems that institutions, parents and children face in the context of human rights, on two topics: child marriages and cash benefits for children from families at social risk.

July 2016 – April 2018 UNICEF office in Skopje
47. Implementation of testing methodology “Right to choose a doctor 2″

–       to provide evidence of violations of the rights of reproductive and sexual health of Roma women and consequently to initiate litigation or representation of controversial cases.

September, 2017 – March, 2018 European Roma Rights Center – Budapest / Helsinki Committee for Human Rights – Macedonia
46. Access to reproductive rights of Roma women in Macedonia “Right to choose a doctor”

–       To determine the existence of obstacles and initiate strategic litigation in relation to unlawful actions by gynecologists towards Roma women in access to services.

August 15, 2016 – December 31, 2016 European Roma Rights Center – Budapest
45. Monitoring and reporting on violations of Roma rights

–       Documenting and reporting violations of human rights and providing free legal aid.

February  – November, 2016 Helsinki Committee for Human Rights – Macedonia, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Skopje
44. Roma housing rights for sustainable urban development

–       identifying and promoting the basic needs for decent housing in the Roma settlements.

December 15, 2015 – July 2017 HABITAT Macedonia, through the Delegation of the European Union to Macedonia
43. Legislative Initiative for Human Rights: Citizens in the Assembly

–       Strengthen the capacity of the organization to conduct research, prepare public policy documents and advocate legal changes based on evidence in the case of the “Children’s Marriage” initiative.

December 2015 – September 2016 Westminster Foundation for Democracy, through the Delegation of the European Union to Macedonia
42. View at child marriages in the Roma community

–       To generate a confirmation of the situation in the Roma community in the municipality of Prilep, publicly recognize and better understand the issue of child marriages from different aspects, and to create a positive model of activities for other associations that want to commit for monitoring and advocacy of the problem.

July – December, 2015 UNICEF office in Skopje
41. What do the experiences and data show about the (non) implementation of the health component of the Roma Strategy 2005-2015?

–       Provide reasoned, comprehensive data, as well as current or real problems / measures / activities aimed at improving the health status of the Roma community, and undertake an evaluation initiative for preparing a Report that will give a concrete contribution to the further development of the Action plan for health.

July 2014 – March, 2015 National Democratic Institute – Skopje
40. Humanituy does not know about differences!

–       create conditions for mutual interaction and education that would influence to more effective access of Roma to health services, while respecting diversity and rights, as well as the need for active participation in the health care system that should be open to all.

January – December, 2015 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
39. Roma Health – Basic Human Right 5

–       Strengthen and encourage Roma to understand procedures, recognize violations and use protective mechanisms, identify bases for initiating litigation for injury and damage caused by treatment or service in the health system, while creating a positive practice for other advocacy associations and jurisprudence with regard to the adoption of judgments by the domestic courts for the determination of medical errors as a basis for criminalization.

January – December, 2015 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
38. Campaign for the right to free movement of Roma

–       To carry out a campaign for informing about the right to free movement of the Roma community at the border crossings and to register cases of violation of this right with a view to their legal representation before the competent bodies.

December, 2014 European Roma Rights Center – Budapest
37. Prevention and protection against discrimination 3

–       Active participation in the work of the Network for Protection against Discrimination, strategic advocacy in cases of discrimination through filing complaints and lawsuits, and preparing statements and reports.

March – December, 2014 Legal program of FOSM
36. Roma Health – Basic Human Right 4

–       Promote health rights and legal education in the Roma communities by offering free legal aid in procedures, documenting and publicizing violations, initiating litigation, and monitoring the application of legal mechanisms, whereby the health status of the Roma community is treated by legal aspect.

January – December, 2014 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
35. Health Advising Center as a positive practice for improving the health of Roma

–       To mobilize the institutions responsible for the implementation of the Local Action Plans, to involve the Roma community in activities to improve communication with health professionals and to promote the Health Advising Center on a national level.

November, 2012 – November, 2014 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
34. Strengthening the capacity of the Forum of young Roma

–       To train the volunteers of the association for realization of field activities and initiatives aimed at supporting the community.

July – September, 2013 Peace Corps – Macedonia
33. The right to health insurance for the unemployed and persons with lower incomes

–       Ensure proper implementation of the Constitutional Court’s decision to abolish the Statement of Revenue for the previous year and to correct the exclusion of the group of insured persons (unemployed and persons with lower incomes) from health insurance.

April – December, 2013 National Democratic Institute
32. Prevention and protection against discrimination 2

–       To inform the public on the protection against discrimination, to identify and initiate cases of discrimination before the Commission for Protection against Discrimination, and to continuously monitor the application of the Law on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination and the work of the Commission.

March – December, 2013 Legal program of FOSM
31. Increasing the efficiency of free legal aid

–       Provide preliminary legal aid to applicants that are covered as a category of interest in the Law on Free Legal Aid, but also to applicants not covered by the law. Monitor court cases that are initiated on the basis of the LFLA and prepare a report on the implementation of the Law.

January – December, 2013 Legal program of FOSM
30. Preparation of Roma high school students for enrollment at medical faculties in Macedonia 2

–       to help graduates who intend to enroll at a medical faculty / high medical school, in the state graduate examination by engaging professors – trainers.

January – May, 2013 Center for Institutional Development – CID
29. Roma Health – Basic Human Right 3

–       Promotion and advocacy of the Roma health rights through: (1) continuous identification of cases of violations of health rights and initiation of court procedures at the domestic level; and (2) taking civic reactions and legislative initiatives for amendments to the legislation in accordance with identified field failures.

January, 2012 – December, 2013 Open Society Institute – Macedonia
28. Access to health care for Roma women during pregnancy and childbirth

–       To measure the Roma women’s access to the health system during pregnancy and childbirth and to confirm discrimination against Roma women, and to measure the relationship between them.

November, 2012 – March, 2013 NEKSUS
26. Prevention and protection against discrimination

–       To ensure the right to equality and non-discrimination in access to basic human rights of Roma.

July – December, 2012 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
25. Meet your gynecologist

–       to motivate Roma women from the Roma community in Prilep to actively engage in taking care of their reproductive / gynecological health.

September, 2012 – March, 2013 Peace Corps – Macedonia
24. Local Volunteer Service 3

–       support for introduction and promotion of volunteer programs in public institutions, state bodies, local self-governments and NGOs, through the implementation of the Law on Volunteering on a local level.

January – March, 2013 Youth Culture Center – Bitola / ACTAC – Prilep
23. Monitoring the Law on Free Legal Aid

–       to monitor court cases in which free legal aid is approved.

January – December, 2012 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
22. Immunization – the basis for good health for every child 2

–       Determining the obstacles to the low coverage by immunizing Roma children and overcoming them through systematic improvements in the policies for immunization of the population.

July 1, 2012 –  June 30, 2013 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
21. Roma Health – Basic Human Right 2

–       Promote the Roma health rights by identifying cases of violation and creating a model for representation before the competent institutions and state bodies.

December, 2011 – December, 2012 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
20. Immunization – the basis for good health of every child

–       increasing the coverage of immunization of Roma children by determining the needs for amendments to government immunization programs.

July 1, 2011 – 30 June 30, 2012 Foundation Open Society Macedonia
19. Days of Action against Discrimination and Militarism 2

–       to answer questions related to the ethnicity and ethnic identity of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia and the question of the survival and progress of the country.

14-17.05.2012 Peace Action – Prilep / Association of Young Lawyers
18. Local Volunteer Service 2

–       support for introduction and promotion of volunteer programs in public institutions, state bodies, local self-governments and NGOs, through the implementation of the Law on Volunteering on a local level.

January – March, 2012 Youth Culture Center – Bitola / ACTAC – Prilep
17. Survey of the conditions and needs of the patronage service in the Republic of Macedonia

–       To interview women from the municipalities of Prilep and Bitola as well as patronage nurses, in order to identify obstacles in the realization of the field visits of pregnant women and mothers.

October – November, 2011 CRPRC Studiorum Skopje
16. Support of associations for registering in the Register of Authorized Citizens’ Associations for providing free legal aid

–       to meet the requirements of the association established by law, to register in the Ministry of Justice as an association that will provide preliminary legal aid

July – December, 2011 Legal program of FOSM
15. Days of Action against Discrimination and Militarism 2

–       To increase public awareness on the occurrence of discrimination on various grounds (ethnic, gender, religious, social status).

29.04 – 06.05.2011 Peace Action – Prilep
14. Network for non-discrimination

–       To develop strategic advocacy in cases of discrimination by filing cases before the Commission for Protection against Discrimination and before domestic and international courts.

April – December, 2011 Legal program of FOSM
13. Preparation of Roma high school students for enrollment at medical faculties in Macedonia 1

–       To help graduates who intend to enroll at a medical faculty / high medical school, in the state graduate examination by engaging professors – trainers.

November, 2010 – May, 2011 Center for Institutional Development – CID
12. Local Volunteer Service

–       To support the sustainable development of volunteering in Macedonia by introducing volunteer programs in public institutions, state bodies, local self-governments and NGOs, through the implementation of the Law on Volunteering on a local level.

January – March, 2011 Youth Culture Center – Bitola / ACTAC – Prilep
11. Center for Empowerment of Roma Women

–       to support the development of Romani girls through: defining and providing assistance for their needs and interests in terms of personal development, creating opportunities for acquiring individual skills and improving their position at local and national level.

December, 2010 – December, 2011 Institute Open Society – Budapest
10. Promotion of the program Roma Health Mediators

–       to promote the RHM Program at the regional level, to educate the Roma community on topics related to the priority issues regarding their health, and to actively involve local institutions in the implementation of the Program.

November, 2010 – November, 2011 H.E.R.A.
9. Roma Health – Basic Human Right

–       promotion and advocacy of the Roma health rights through: (1) identifying cases for litigation at the domestic level, (2) strengthening the Roma community in submitting requests for exercising health rights, and (3) monitoring the health care legislation and non-discrimination.

December, 2010 – December, 2011 Institute Open Society – Budapest
8. Health Advising Center 3

–       to adopt and implement Local Action Plans for Roma Health by the units of Local Self-Government from the municipalities of Prilep and Bitola, as public policies within the Decade of Roma Inclusion

August, 2010 – July, 2011 Roma Health Project, Open Society Institute – Budapest
7. Local action “Position of the Roma woman”

–       monitoring the work of the Commission for Equal Opportunities (EOC) and coordinator for equal opportunities between men and women in the municipality of Prilep.

May – June, 2010 Roma Center of the City of Skopje / Commission for Equal Opportunities at Local Self-Government Prilep / REACTOR – Skopje
6. Youth Initiative ‘The access of Roma young people to public places in Prilep’

–       to review and define the types of discrimination that young Roma face in accessing public places and at the same time raise public awareness about the problem, which disables the exercise of the right to free movement of young Roma and their inclusion in the public life.

September – November, 2009 Roma Center of the City of Skopje
5. CEDAW and Romani Women in Macedonia – Local Initiative “The role of the EOC and the NGO sector within the Local Self-Government”

– to accept the specific needs of Roma women as priorities in the EOC’s Action Plan and for the same LSGU Prilep to allocate financial resources.

15.10 – 30.11.2009 Roma Center of the City of Skopje
4. Health Advisory Center “Closer to the health of the Roma woman” 2

–       to undertake activities of preventive health care and education of the Roma community, as well as activities for representation in front of the institutions.

November, 2008 – October, 2009 Roma Health Project, Open Society Institute – Budapest
3. Health Advising Center “Closer to the health of the Roma woman” 1

–       improvement of the health status of Roma women from the municipalities of Prilep and Bitola through actualization of the obstacles in access to the health care system

December, 2007 – September, 2008 Roma Health Project, Open Society Institute – Budapest
2. Gender Equality Training and Roma Women in Macedonia

–       To generate regional movements of Roma women with the intention of decentralizing the national movement, while at the same time engaging in social efforts to improve the status of Roma women in Macedonia.

February, 2008 Roma Women Initiatives Association (Program – National Focal Point).
1. CEDAW and Romani Women in Macedonia – Local Initiative “The Right to Equal Opportunities”

–       monitoring the work of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) based on the Law on Equal Opportunities between Men and Women and the inclusion of specific issues regarding the situation of Roma women in the EOC Action Plan.

09.04 – 27.05.2007 Roma Center of the City of Skopje / Commission for Equal Opportunities at Local Self-Government Prilep / REACTOR – Skopje