During 5-8 November 2018, Akcija Zdruzhenska along with 12 organizations from six countries in the Western Balkans attended advocacy consultation week in Brussels. The purpose was to contribute to gender equality in the EU accession processes through meetings with representatives of E
Akcija Zdruzhenska on 28th September 2016 in Skopje organized regional conference “Promoting Gender Equality Values: Civil Society for Social Change” where 58 women activists from Macedonia and Kosovo, representatives of key international actors, local and national institutions discus
9 women activists and researchers, women NGOs’ representatives from five different municipalities from Macedonia (Bitola, Gostivar, Tetovo, Debar, and Sveti Nikole), involved in the project “Gender equality in local budgets”, were part of the 3-day workshop organized by Akcija Zdruzen
February 8, 2016 The Association for advancement of gender equality Akcija Zdruzhenska – Skopje in partnership with the Institute for Community Development from Tetovo, on 01.28.2016 (Thursday) at Hotel Lirak Tetovo held a one-day training on “Monitoring the implementation of th
Project objective: To improve women’s influence on the policy planning and decision making, while empowering women and holding governments accountable; To establish solid legal framework on gender equality and women’s rights that is fully implemented by local and national governments and institutions and To strengthen the local women’s civil society and contribute to a vibrant women’s movement in the country, specifically through a re granting scheme.
PROJECT „GENDER DIMENSION OF POLICIES IN FOCUS - STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE IN THE POST-COVID PERIOD“
Project objective: Contributing to the post-pandemic social recovery through enhanced civic advocacy for gender equality focused on tailored approaches of the central and local governments to strengthen women's resilience as the most vulnerable category of citizens, with a particular focus on the ethnically and socially marginalized categories.
Institutional Support Global Fund for Women
Duration: 01/07/2015 – 01/07/2016 Source of funding: Global Fund for Women (www.globalfundforwomen.org)
The purpose to support the implementation of program activities of Akcija Zdruzhenska for 2015/2016 aimed at: Strengthening and support young women as future competent and influential activists through training and internship (involvement in planning and implementation of watch- dog, advocacy and campaigning activities); Preventing further marginalization of the gender equality and women’s rights issues, through maintaining the public debate based on collected and analyzed relevant data on the gap between the intentions of the adopted legislation and policies for gender equality and efforts and resources for its practical implementation, as well as needs articulated by women themselves; Increasing the competences of the institutional actors (especially gender equality machinery and administration) to implement the gender equality policy obligations through development and advocating practical implementing tools and training; and Strengthening organizational capacities of Akcija Zdruzhenska
Advocating gender inclusive local budgets
Duration: 01/07/2016 - 31/03/2018 Source of funding: Civica Mobilitas, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation project that is implemented by NIRAS from Denmarк, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU) (www.civicamobilitas.mk) Overall Objective: Advancement of gender equality issues in the program planning and budgeting at the local level. Expected Results: Strengthened knowledge and skills of women’s NGOs for monitoring and advocating the specific needs of women in the budgeting processes of the local self-government (LSG); Gathered relevant data on the priority needs identified by women in the local communities and their treatment in the budgeting processes; Promoted relevance of the issue of gender equality in the managing of public finances among women from the community, local activists, and local authorities.
Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Across Borders
Duration: 24/11/2014 - 24/11/2016 Source of funding: European Union IPA Cross Border with Kosovo (www.eeas.europa.eu/csdp/missions-and-operations/proxima-fyrom/index_en.htm)
Objectives: To establish a cross-border network of women organizations active in gender mainstreaming at local and regional level. Specific objectives of the action include: Empower local NGOs to forward the gender mainstreaming agenda; Raise organizational capacities of local women organizations in the project covered area; Technical assistance in exercising watchdog functions; Improve local and national media coverage of women-related topics.
Expected Results: Raised capacities of women organizations in the project area; Improved quality of data and effective dissemination of the same; Facilitated exchange of experiences and networking across borders to addressing common concerns; Produced practical tools for day-to-day operations such as the manual on gender policies at EU level and utilized at both central and local advocacy initiatives. In the long run, the action is expected to strengthen the women rights agenda both in Kosovo and Macedonia and reduce capacity differences between centred and periphery organizations.