Women in the Macedonian Economy

Equality between women and men is one of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the constitutional system of the Republic of Macedonia1. In 1998 the Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Promotion of Gender Equality in the Decision-Making Process. Since then, numerous legal solutions have been adopted that are aimed at promoting gender equality in […]

Submission to United Nations Committee Against Torture

This submission was prepared by the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia (MHC) with the assistance of the World Organisation Against Torture, Institute for Human Rights (IHR), HOPS – Healthy Options Project Skopje, REACТOR – Research in Action, and HERA – Association for Health Education and Research. These organizations joined forces […]

State of civil society 2013: Creating an enabling environment

I write this introduction at the end of my third month at CIVICUS. In this time, my conversations with colleagues, members and partners all around the world reveal a serious inconsistency. Just as we are seeing a consensus about the importance of civil society, we are seeing developments that undermine the ability of citizens to […]