The Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women – ESE in partnership with Open gate – La Stada and the coalition „Sexual and health rights of marginalized communities” are the organizations that will implement this project
On 31 March, in the hotel Holliday Inn in Skopje, there was a press – conference for promotion of the USAID’s project for legal help for women. The main goal of the project is securing adequate legal protection of the women – victims of violence and discrimination, domestic violence, women trafficking, sexual violence and sex workers.
The USAID’s project for legal help for women is three years lasting project that will be implemented by the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women – ESE in partnership with Open gate – La Stada and the coalition „Sexual and health rights of marginalized communities”. The project is in line with the international standards for human rights protection and will contribute for improvement of the legal processes for protection of the women – victims and increasing of the public awareness about the consequences of the misuse of the human rights of the women.
„We are all agents of the changes, regardless wither we are working on a local level, in the communities or as part of big governmental institution. With mutual efforts we can raise the awareness, change the attitudes and to protect the victims from any kind of violence: physical, emotional, physiological and financial”, said Michael Stievater, the Director in the USAID’s office for development.
During the implementation of the project, actual legal processes connected with violence and discrimination over women will be monitored, the organizations will estimate the level of the legal protection over vulnerable categories of victimized women, increasing the capacities of the judges for implementation of the international standards for protection of the women human rights, present in the United Nation’s Convention for elimination of any kind of discrimination over women, increasing the level of information of the victims about the legal processes for protection of violence and discrimination, preparation of recommendations for improving the relevant legal framework (aligned with the specific needs of different categories of victims), strengthening the capacities of the civil organizations for application of the international and regional mechanisms for protection of the women human rights (the optional protocol towards United Nation’s Convention for elimination of any kind of discrimination over women and the European court for human rights), initiation of individual cases for strategic advocacy and securing free of charge legal advices and support of women, victims of violence and discrimination.