Mission: Promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence - improving the socio- economic status of women and achieving gender equality by supporting and strengthening their capacity, influencing for policy creation and for full implementation of domestic and international instruments aimed at protection of human / women's rights.
Vision: Sustainable Peace and Development – A Civil Society that provides equal opportunities and respects human rights of all citizens, regardless of their gender, ethnic, religious and other types of differences. ANTIKO was established in 1999 as a response to the need of the community for multiethnic networking and team action in the field of democracy, pluralism and tolerance - promoting the inter-ethnic cooperation, gender equality and active participation of citizens in building peace in the community through economic, social, cultural prosperity and respect for fundamental human rights of all people - different and marginalized. ANTIKO’s network with coordinated actions and in partnership with other civil society organizations, local governments, the business sector, the media and other stakeholders, implements continuous activities that make a positive impact on 3 levels: the level of individuals, groups and communities. Forms of action: capacity building, advocacy, promotion, education, non-formal education, gender studies, issuing publications, conducting public actions. ANTIKO’s network is composed of 16 members – multiethnic civil society organizations, based throughout the country.
- Promoting the culture of peace and non-violence - creating a safe space for interaction of differences;
- Social inclusion of women from marginalized groups - building their capacities for achieving active participation in public and economic life;
- Increasing the number of women in the labor market - strengthening the economic power of women;
- Applying participatory models of work and actions, based on research and evidence;
- Supporting the political empowerment of women - increasing the political and managerial skills of women;
- Increasing the impact of gender mainstreaming in policies and in the programs of the institutions (on national and local level) - gender responsive strategies, programs and budgets;
- Connecting, networking, encouraging and supporting the development of inter sector cooperation and social partnership between civil society organizations and relevant institutions on national and local level;
- Affirmation of the importance of active citizen participation (of youth and women), when addressing the problems and needs of the community;
Promoting activism for reducing gender-based and domestic violence.
CARE International is a federation of international non-government organizations implementing its programs for fighting poverty and social injustice in more than 80 countries throughout the world.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by:
- Strengthening capacity for self-help
- Providing economic opportunity
- Delivering relief in emergencies
- Influencing policy decisions at all levels
- Addressing discrimination in all its forms
Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.
CARE has been active in the Balkans region since 1992 with programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia and Albania. Over the years, CARE’s program has expanded and elaborated to meet the changing needs of the region’s vulnerable population. Its aim in the Balkans today is to ensure social, economic and political rights of vulnerable and marginalized groups are recognized and fulfilled, contributing to sustainable peace in the region. CARE’s work in the Balkans revolves around the two programme strategies: social and economic inclusion and gender equality with specific programming related to:
- Gender Equality, violence prevention and combating human trafficking,
- Return of refugees and displaced persons,
- Local economic development and good governance,
- Civil society development,
- Minority and human rights.