UNFPA presentation of results for protection and prevention of gender-based and domestic violence
17 July 2023
The event marked World Population Day - 11 July and the results achieved as part of the project "Prevention and protection from gender-based violence in North M
Skopje, 17 July 2023 - A presentation of the achievements in the field of protection and prevention of gender-based and domestic violence was held today in Skopje within the framework of the event "There is help for a life without violence" - Investment in gender equality today is an investment in a common future - in the presence of about 120 representatives of national institutions, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, UN agencies and media.
The event marked World Population Day - 11 July and the results achieved as part of the project "Prevention and protection from gender-based violence in North Macedonia", which is implemented by the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA North Macedonia in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and financially supported by the British Embassy Skopje.
"Our goal is not just to provide a temporary break from violence, but to build a future where violence is an unthinkable concept. It requires joint efforts of institutions, civil society, the private sector and individuals like each of us", said Elizabeta Gjorgievska, Spouse of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia.
"Violence against women and domestic violence are no longer a private matter, and that is why the state builds comprehensive and integrated policies that prevent violence, protect victims from violence and encourage them for further independent life," said Jovanka Trenchevska, Minister of Labor and Social Policy.
"Advancement in gender equality is not just the right thing to do – it's a policy that benefits everyone." Greater gender equality is the basis of healthy democracies", said Julia Smith, Deputy Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of North Macedonia.
"World Population Day is a reminder that in a world of 8 billion people we can achieve a prosperous, peaceful and sustainable future for everyone. On this day, we revive conversations and efforts to empower women and girls for equal rights and choice in a world of 8 billion", said Afrodita Shalja, Head of the UNFPA Office in North Macedonia.