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Building a society with ZERO TOLERANCE for domestic violence

Building a society with ZERO TOLERANCE for domestic violence We have taken significant steps to tackle the problem of domestic violence, demonstrating our We are among the first countries to sign the Council of Europe's Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women in commitment to building a society with ZERO TOLERANCE for such crime. 2011. DESPITE THESE RESULTS, HOWEVER, THE LATEST DATA SHOWS THAT: Over the past 4 years, with funding from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Nations, the joint efforts of the national institutions, civil society organizations and UN First ever national baseline survey - conducted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and the UN, 2012 agencies have achieved the following key results: women are affected by domestic violence at some NEARLY NEARLY 40 % point in their lives 600 VICTIMS MEN too are victims of domestic violence, but the prevalence of physical violence is 3 times higher of domestic violence have benefited from free legal aid services. among women. MORE THAN 3,000 PROFESSIONALS of female victims are 80 % unemployed or economically inactive. including judges, public prosecutors, health and social workers – have been trained to tackle cases of domestic violence more efficiently. of all cases of domestic violence MORE THAN A NATIONAL 1/2 affect women with only primary or lower levels of education. COORDINATIVE BODY has been established to help are most harshly affected, but all ethnic groups in the country experience certain forms of violence. prevent domestic violence. ROMA MORE THAN 60 VICTIMS MANY VICTIMS REMAIN SILENT AND of domestic violence have been helped to set up their own businesses and to acquire additional education. CONTINUE TO LIVE IN FEAR: of incidents are not reported to any of the publicly available services. OVER 3/4 AWARENESS-RAISING ACTIVITIES HAVE RESULTED IN OVER 70% of respondents are aware of the specific legal steps available to the public in cases of domestic violence. OF THE POPULATION OVER being aware of the problem of 45% domestic violence. THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE'S CONVENTION ON THE PARLIAMENT PREVENTING AND COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PROMOTES INTEGRATED plays a crucial role in the campaign to prevent and SYSTEMS FOR THE PROTECTION AND SUPPORT OF VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, combat domestic violence. INCLUDING: legal protection This role includes guiding national institutions to promote and adapt legislation in line with international standards. defence and jurisdiction accessible and affordable services THE NATIONAL STRATEGY ON empowerment mechanisms DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (2012-2015) PROVIDES A CLEAR designed to reintegrate the victims of domestic ROADMAP. violence in society. It presents the steps that need to be taken to protect victims more effectively, to improve the quality and accessibility of services and the efficiency of court proceedings against the perpetrators of these crimes. STOP 15700 Organization of women of Skopje - OWS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. 15 315 REPORT IT! Crisis Centre Hope Together against domestic WOMEN EE violence United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women МТСП Empowered lives. Resilient nations. MHHMCTEPCBO A IPYA H COUMJAAMA NOAHTHKA

Building a society with ZERO TOLERANCE for domestic violence

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Over the past decade, FYR Macedonia has taken signifcant steps to tackle the problem of domestic violence, demonstrating its commitment to building a society with zero-tolerance for such crime. It rec...



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