Conducted Conference under the motto “She is building future”

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PRESS CONFERENCE under the motto “She is building future”

October 20th, 2016, at 10:30h at the EU Info Center in Skopje.

CARE Germany / Luxembourg e.V. and the Women’s Civic Initiative ANTIKO within the project “Inclusion of women from ethnic groups in the labor market” organized a conference for presenting the results of the research that was conducted within the project.

The purpose of the research was to examine the employment potentials of the project target group – ethnic minority women, living in the five target municipalities – Skopje, Kumanovo, Stip, Bitola, and Tetovo.

The press conference was attended by the representatives of local bodies, State agencies and ministries responsible for women’s employment and gender equality, donor community, local and international NGO’s working on the similar thematic area and media representatives.

The conference was also attended by Mrs. Menka Gugulevska – Director, Department for active measures and employment services at ESA,. She presented the current active measures for supporting women.

The Press Conference is organized within the project “Inclusion of Ethnic Minority Women in the Labor Market”, financed by the European Union through Budget line: IPA – Human Resource Development 04 06 01, managed by Central Financing and Contracting Department of the Ministry of Finance. The 18 months project which started in January 2016, aims at increasing the access and presence of women from ethnic minorities on labor market, through strengthening their employment potentials and creating a favorable social environment.

Project activities are envisaging training for 250 women in project targeted municipalities but also overcoming the traditional norms for the status of women from minority ethnic communities through direct psychosocial support to families, as well as implementation of creative workshops for child care while their mothers participate in training. It will be implemented in the regions of Skopje, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Bitola and Stip with the budget of 210.000,00 EUR.

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For more information please contact ANTIKO at contact@antiko.org.mk, or CARE Deutschland/Luxemburg e.V at Dragan.Peric@co.care.org.

 

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