On December 14th 2022 in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia under the auspices of the wife of the President, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, an event entitled “United against gender-based violence” was held, with the purpose to support the National Network against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence. The president’s wife, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, addressed the event, and Elena Dimushevska, Executive Director of the National Network against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, gave a presentation on the work and challenges faced by the National Network. Social worker Bojana Lazarevska and psychologist Nebahat Imeri spoke about the services provided at the Women’s Support Centers in Skopje and Tetovo.
In addition to representatives from the National Network, the event was attended by representatives from the diplomatic corps, the United Nations office, the civil sector in the country, as well as representatives of the business community and socially responsible companies.
Mrs. Elizabeta Gjorgievska emphasized that the Women’s support centers of the National Network which offer specialized services for victims, need financial sustainability in the long term, because their functioning is extremely important for the overall system of protection from gender-based violence in our society. Therefore, the purpose of the event was, first of all, to give an incentive to the stakeholders to support services for women victims and ensure sustainable help and support against gender based violence.