Musliu, Ali (2020) VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN NORTH MACEDONIA: Period of Analysis 2018-2019. JUSTICIA - International Journal of Legal Sciences, 8 (13-14). pp. 17-22. ISSN 2545 – 4927

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Violence against women is widely accepted as normal, and it is underreported in the Republic of North Macedonia. The negative developments of domestic violence in North Macedonia include that nearly half of all women believe that domestic violence is a private matter, and that three in ten believe that victims exaggerate claims of abuse or rape. To combat this situation, North Macedonia on 23.03.2018 became the 29th state to ratify the Istanbul Convention. The convention entered into force on July 1st, 2018. North Macedonia was amongst the first to sign this convention on July 8th, 2011. After ratification the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy adopted the Action Plan for implementation on October 9th, 2018. The plan entails preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence for the period from 2018 to 2023. This paper will put emphasize to the implementation process of the Istanbul Convention in the North Macedonia, and derivation of legal obligation and needed actions to fully implement the convention. Also, paper analyze current situation of shelters services in the state level. We argue that A lack of shelters and the financial sustainability of existing services are crucial problems. There are not enough shelters, and they do not have sustainable funding. There are a lot of barriers to women accepting existing shelters. Women from rural areas are at increased risk due to their distance from support services and lack of financial independence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, abuse, violence, combat, convention, state level
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 10:00

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