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.


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’?


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


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


     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 […]

2707, 2017

Public discussion “… The Roma want a clean and regulated river too!”



35 people from the Roma Civic Parliament today held a public discussion on the topic “… the Roma want a clean and regulated river too…” and it was realized in the presence of the Minister without Portfolio in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Samka Ibraimoski. The discussion was attended by representatives of the Prilep local self-government as well as “Habitat Macedonia”.

The public discussion arose after the conducted research and extensive consultation with all relevant parties in the course of 2016, during which the greatest problems faced by the Roma from Prilep settlement “Trizla 2” were identified.


3006, 2017

Closing conference of the project “Roma housing rights for sustainable urban development”



Organized by Habitat Macedonia and ROMA S.O.S. today the closing conference of the project “Roma housing rights for sustainable urban development” was held.

As part of the series of activities that were carried out within the framework of this project, was preparation of Initial Studies on the status of Roma housing in the Municipalities of Prilep, Shtip and Chair. The data should help in the preparation of policies by the competent authorities, as well as to strengthen the Roma community in the processes of social inclusion. The […]

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”



Association ROMA S.O.S., 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.


1505, 2017

WHAT MARK WILL WE LEAVE? YOU CHOOSE! – Public campaign in Roma communities


RОMA-SOS-BANER-ANG_01In order to influence the party’s electoral agendas in the wake of the local elections and to prioritize the needs of the Roma communities, association ROMA S.O.S. with the support of the National Democratic Institute in the period July-November, 2016, realized 8 public tribunes (Prilep, Bitola, Shtip, Kochani, Veles, Karposh, Tetovo and Kavadarci) for scanning the real problems of the community.

In summary, the conclusions from the tribunes were presented in Municipal profiles, followed by the realization of public gatherings for their presentation to the political parties, LSGUs and the enterprises / institutions competent for resolving the key priorities: