During 2021, we implemented the first sub-granting of women’s civil society organizations, which was completely successful. In a period of 12 months, 8 local women’s organizations, members of the National Network, were subgranted. All 8 organizations worked locally on several activities, primarily local research and analysis of the needs of women victims of violence who left the violent environment.
During this process, 8 local analyzes were made with findings, conclusions and recommendations on what women who have survived some form of violence need in the process of reintegration and rehabilitation in their local communities. The prepared recommendations were further used as tools for advocacy for local institutions, especially the local self-government as a competent institution that should provide funding for the establishment and sustainability of such local services. 12 municipalities were covered, part urban part rural where 8 subgrantees worked in the field: NGO Semper in Bitola, ZGI Klea in Prilep, Cortex in Tetovo, Bogovinje, Zelino and Jegunovce, Organization of Women of Sveti Nikole in Sv. Nikole, Women’s Organization of Veles in Veles, Sky Plus in Strumica, Vision in Kavadarci and Women’s Action in Radovish and Konche.
These are the specific results that were achieved in each of the municipalities:
In the Municipality of Bitola, the NGO Semper prepared a local analysis for Bitola and prepared a 2- pager with findings and recommendations from the analysis. Municipality of Bitola institutionalized financial support for housing of women victims of violence after leaving the shelter in the Social Protection Program and the budget for 2022 in the Municipality of Bitola.
Sky Plus worked in the Municipality of Strumica and prepared an analysis with findings and recommendations for Strumica, as well as a 2-pager with findings and recommendations intended for local institutions. Municipality of Strumica also institutionalized financial support for housing of women victims of violence after leaving the shelter in the Program for Equal Opportunities and the budget for 2022 in the Municipality of Strumica, and part of the financial support (3 months) for psychosocial counseling of women and children who deal with GBV and DV in the Program for Equal Opportunities and the budget for 2022 in the municipality of Strumica.
The organization of women of the city of Veles researched in the Municipality of Veles and prepared a local analysis with findings and recommendations intended for the local institutions in Veles. In this municipality is institutionalized financial support for women victims of DV in the Program for social protection and the budget for 2022 of the municipality of Veles.
The Women’s Organization of the Municipality of Sveti Nikole prepared a local analysis for the needs of urban and rural women victims of violence in Sveti Nikole and the surrounding settlements.
In the Municipality of Prilep ZGI Klea researched in the Municipality of Prilep, prepared a local analysis and a 2 pager with findings and recommendations intended for Prilep.
Cortex researched locally in the Municipality of Tetovo, the Municipality of Bogovinje, the Municipality of Zelino and the Municipality of Jegunovce and made a local analysis with findings and recommendations, as well as an informative video on the local needs of women victims in Tetovo.
The Association for Gender Equality – Vizija, prepared a local analysis with findings and recommendations intended for the Municipality of Kavadarci.
Women’s action worked in the Municipality of Radovis and the Municipality of Konche, made a local analysis and a card with findings and recommendations which was shared with local institutions in Radovish and Konche.
This activity was implemented within the project “Institutionalization of quality services for rehabilitation and integration of victims of violence” supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).