ROMA HEALTH – BASIC HUMAN RIGHT 6

Supported by: Foundation Open Society Macedonia
Time frame: January-December 2016
Location: Prilep and Bitola

Through continuous implementation of the project “Roma Health – basic human right” (December 2010 – December 2015) it is defined that the abuse and violation of the rights of the health care among the Roma population is mostly caused by frequent amendments to the legislation, non unified practice in the implementation of legislation, inadequate and untimely information of the Roma about the procedures for exercising the rights, complex administrative procedures which impose additional obligations for filing the documentation and unequal treatment by the healthcare workers in accessing health services.
In […]

HUMANITY DOES NOT ABOUT DIFFERENCES 2!

Supported by: Foundation Open Society Macedonia
Timeframe: August 2016 – July 2017
Location: Prilep and Skopje (Municipality of Gjorche Petrov)

Mutual negative attitudes, rejections and isolated opinions create multiple discrimination and/or obstacles in the communication between doctors and Roma patients that often are based on stereotypes and prejudice, and directly affect the way the treatment and attitude towards health is realized. The project is implemented in partnership with the association LIL – Skopje second year in a row and includes activities that aim to improve the relationship and the quality of communication between health workers and Roma patients by emphasizing the fact that […]

EMPOWERING ROMA CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS

With support from: UNICEF
Time frame: July 2016 – April 2017
Locations: Prilep,, Bitola, Kumanovo, Shuto Orizari, Gjorche Petrov and Shtip

The Roma community is continuously moving in circles of constant risk and is falling into poverty which continues from generation to generation. In order to overcome this situation a series of positive measures, projects and policies have been undertaken and different stakeholders are trying to minimize the negative factors and influences in order to insure complete integration into society for the Roma.
However, part of the problems remain insufficiently actualized and understood, are treated only as a consequences and not as part of the […]

LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE FOR HUMAN RIGHS – CITIZENS IN PARLIAMENT

Supported by: Westminster Foundation for Democracy through the European Union Delegation in Macedonia
Timeframe: December 2015 – November 2016
Locations: Prilep

The project aims to strengthen the capacities of 11 organizations in conducting research, preparing documents for public policy and advocacy for legislative change based on the evidence, primarily through establishing dialogue with the parliamentary committees.
ROMA S.O.S. as one of the selected organizations will implement the initiative: Harmonization of Laws will contribute to reducing the incidence of child marriages in Macedonia.
This legislative initiative refers to amendments to the following laws:

Family law – Adding a provision that would prohibit minors living in extramarital communities. Except […]

CAMPAIGN: WHAT MARK WILL WE LEAVE? YOU CHOOSE!

Supported by: National Democratic Institute – Skopje through the National Foundation for Democracy (NED)
Timeframe: June 2016 – March 2017
Location: Prilep, Bitola, Shtip, Kochani, Tetovo, Veles, Karposh, Kavadarci

The main objective is to influence the party’s electoral agendas ahead of the local elections in 2017, to do a scan of the actual needs of the community ahead of time, and a certain period before they come up with their own offers to assemble political parties and to present before them the real needs and issues of concern to the Roma community so they would include them in their electoral priorities.
By organizing public debates […]

ROMA HOUSING RIGHTS FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

With support from: Habitat Macedonia through the European Union Delegation in Macedonia
Time frame: 15 December 2015 – July 2017
Locations: Prilep, Skopje and Shtip

The Project is aimed at the promotion of basic rights for decent housing, as a right of all citizens and at encouraging civil initiatives for improving the housing quality in Roma settlements.
This right to adequate housing is an imperative, not only as a decent societal objective in and of itself, but also for the fact that good quality housing impacts on many other areas of an individual or family’s interaction and involvement in the wider community in which […]

ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS OF ROMA WOMEN IN MACEDONIA „RIGHT TO CHOOSE A DOCTOR”

With support from: European Center for Roma Rights – Budapest
Time frame: 15 August 2016 – 31 December 2016
Locations: Prilep and Bitola

As it was concluded in the Report “Access to reproductive rights of Romani women in Macedonia”, prepared in the period November 2015-March 2016 by association ROMA S.O.S., as well as the consultations on two meetings with H.E.R.A. and one meeting with Helsinki Committee afterwards, a crucial systemic obstacle regarding the issue is the refusal of Romani women to register a choosing doctor, in line with the informal charge of participation for gynecological services, which is not in compliance with law […]

MONITORING AND REPORTING ON VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF ROMA

Implemented by: Helsinki Committee – Macedonia, supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Time frame: February – November, 2016
Location: Prilep

The project is realized in partnership with ROMA S.O.S. – Prilep, Ambrela – Skopje, Daja – Kumanovo, Romano Avazi – Tetovo, Bairska Svetlina – Bitola and KHAM – Delchevo. The project aims at monitoring, documenting and reporting on violations of human rights and providing free legal aid.
The need for the project stems from poor and incomplete awareness of human rights and freedoms of citizens, especially form the aspect of discrimination, hate speech and competencies of institutions, particularly in the Roma […]

MEMBERSHIP IN NETWORK FOR FREE LEGAL AID (NFLA), NETWORK FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION (NPD) and MACEDONIAN ANTI-POVERTY PLATFORM (MAPP)

1.1. MAPP is an alliance of civic associations and individuals affiliated with promotion of the goal of social equality and justice, participatory democracy and civic solidarity. All members of the MAPP share vision for the Republic of Macedonia as a society of prosperity, gender equality and full establishment of the system of democratic and accountable governance. For this purpose, the platform seeks to initiate public debates related to these issues and to strengthen civil society which acts in these fields through networking with other European and international alliances and networks that share the same or similar values.
ROMA SOS is member […]