During October 2021, The National Network organized a work meeting with representatives of the Employment Agency of R. of North Macedonia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), where we discussed recommendations for improving employment opportunities for women victims of gender-based and domestic violence.
The recommendations discussed are part of the analysis “Recommendations for improving the employment opportunities of women victims of violence” prepared by the National Network in 2020, within the project “Assistance and support to victims of domestic violence in the post-crisis period” supported by the Government of R. North Macedonia. What is crucial regarding the recommendations is the need to revise the Operational plans for active measures and employment programs where appropriate programs should be created in accordance with the specific needs of this particularly vulnerable category. Namely, it is necessary to revise the self-employment program, provide training for low-income women, as well as training of employers who will employ women victims of violence, introduction of flexible working hours in the workplace, etc.
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).