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Well-being and safety of women, North Macedonia – OSCE-led study on violence against women


The OSCE has strong commitments on combating violence against women and girls (VAWG). On 6th of March 2019, the main results report of the OSCE-led Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women was launched. This is the first comparable representative study conducted in South-East Europe and Eastern Europe. The OSCE Gender Section is organizing a high-level conference on 6-7 May 2019 to disseminate the main results of the survey and discuss next steps with key stakeholders.

The OSCE-led survey therefore provides a wealth of information, including data on social norms and attitudes, prevalence rates of violence against women, its consequences as well as reporting and help-seeking by survivors. The research shows that gaps in the ability of local institutions’ to understand and address women’s and girls’ experience of personal insecurity and violence continue to exist. The survey data suggests that beliefs in female subservience, spousal obedience and silence surrounding VAWG continue to persist in the region and that those women who hold such beliefs are more likely to say they have experienced violence.

This report presents the findings from the OSCE’s qualitative and quantitative study in North Macedonia. The study was implemented in spring/summer 2018 and involved:

• 15 key expert interviews, which provided an overview of issues related
to VAW and of conflict-related acts of violence;
• A survey on experiences of violence among a representative sample
of 1,910 women aged 18–74, including 496 women who completed
the survey in Albanian; the survey used a multistage, stratified, random
probability sample design;
• Eight focus groups with women from various demographic backgrounds (two
with Albanian and two with Roma women) on their attitudes towards the
• Four in-depth interviews with women who had experienced violence in order
to understand, in more detail, the impact the violence had on
them (including one Albanian and one Roma woman).

By | May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Advancing Sexuality Education in Europe: info-graphic


“Advancing Sexuality Education in Europe” is a project focused on advocating for the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Educationn (CSE) programs in Europe. Evidence shows that CSE programs improve the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of young people. Considering the current challenges worldwide in advancing the SRHR agenda, CHOICE and YouAct encourage young people to voice their needs and advocate for their rights.

YouAct and Choice proudly present the final info-graphic which shows the findings from the youth consultations on CSE held in Georgia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, and Romania. 67 youth aged 15-30 talked about the key challenges in regard to CSE in their respective countries. The pressing themes, and call to action are available in the info-graphic attached.

Do YOU want to #AdvanceSexEd? Then make sure to share this factsheet with the decision-makers in your country by simply tweeting at them using #Unite4CSE and #AdvanceSexEd!


#AdvanceSexEd #Unite4CSE

By | March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

New Database linking UPR recommendations to SDGs


The Danish Institute for Human Rights has just launched a new tool: UPR-SDG Data Explorer which allows users to explore how UPR recommendations for specific countries, regions or groups of rights-holders are linked to the 169 targets contained in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The UPR-SDG Data Explorer is a searchable database that links recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It allows users to explore how UPR recommendations for specific countries, regions or groups of rights-holders are linked to the 169 targets contained in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The UPR-SDG Data Explorer is the result of an experimental data mining project, where an algorithm has been trained to automatically identify links between UPR recommendations and SDG targets. You can read more about the methodology here.

How to use the UPR-SDG Data Explorer?
National implementation:

The UPR-SDG Data Explorer can be used to explore how UPR recommendations for individual countries are linked to the 169 SDG targets. The recommendations can then be used to:

Identify the salient human rights issues that need to be addressed in strategies to reach the SDGs;
Guide the strategies and actions to achieve the relevant SDG targets and related human rights obligations; and
Identify vulnerable groups such as migrant workers, indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities, who need special considerations in strategies and actions to achieve particular SDG targets and related human rights obligations.
Follow-up and Review at the global and regional level:

The UPR-SDG Data Explorer can be used to explore the links between UPR recommendations and SDGs at the global and regional level too. In this context the recommendations can be used to:

Provide an overview of global and regional salient human rights issues as they relate to the SDGs;
Identify global and regional human rights issues pertaining to particular groups of rights-holders, who require particular attention and considerations in SDG implementation;
Inform regional and global strategies and actions to achieve the SDGs and related human rights instruments; and
Identify global and regional trends and tendencies in human rights and sustainable development realization over time.
All data can be explored online as well as exported to pdf and csv formats.

See more at: http://upr.humanrights.dk/what-is-the-upr-sdg-data-explorer

By | April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Literature Review for Youth



The Literature Review was developed by the International Institute for Youth Development PETRI-Sofia, and it contains resources (manuals, toolkits, guidelines, reports, fact sheets, case studies, articles, publications, policy briefs) that can be used by youth advocates when tackling issues such as: Gender Equality, Youth Participation, Youth Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth Employment, Abortion Rights, Youth-friendly Services, Non-formal and Peer Education – you are most welcome to use them for your projects, research, campaigns, as reference for articles, for different ideas and information! We are also looking for your feedback and comments, if you think that other resources can be included here.

By | November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments