AdressBranko Bogdanski Gucman No.49
1300 Kumanovo, R. Macedonia +389/31/425-191
+389/70/878-337 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zenskicentarku.org
The organisation implements activities with a goal to promote the position of the women and the young population into the law system of Republic of Macedonia, through education, training and support. The general goal of their programs is the development of the civil society, civil self-conscience, human rights, political culture, sex equity, multi-culture and social and economical support.
Most important achievements
O.W “Kumanovka” is formed in the year 1997, and in its up-to-date (from the past until current days) existence the Association had implemented a series of activities from the field of multi-culture, preservation of peace and promotion of women’s rights. The recognition (acknowledgement) for the work of the O.W “Kumanovka” is the receiving of the prestigious award on the local level “11th of November”. O.W “Kumanovka” is pointed towards affirmation of personal participation in order to be accomplished the rights and freedoms of women, children and youths, towards promotion and full implementation of international conventions and universal declarations for human rights with a special accent on promotion of forbiddance for discrimination, especially on gender basis. Until today the O.W “Kumanovka” had implemented several innovative activities which are pointed towards the preservation of peace and multiethnic dialogue. This was done through the projects: “Preparation of the program for Community Relations Commission”, “Forming the multiethnic informal network of WNGO’s (Women’s centre “Woman of the 21st century”)”, “Monitoring of the implementation of the Law for equal possibilities of women and men, on local level”.For the first time the municipality of Kumanovo (and R.Macedonia) will have trained members-local resource for mediation during interethnic disputes. The trained members are members of the formed Informal body, the Community Relations Commission, and the Councilors from more political parties. These people (the local resource) will be accepted from side of the institutions and the community as relevant actors for building peace and tolerance.
Why we are active in grassroots work
The goals of O.W “Kumanovka” are pointed towards affirmation of personal participation in order to be accomplished the rights and freedoms of women, children and youths, towards promotion and full implementation of international conventions and universal declarations for human rights with a special accent on promotion of forbiddance for discrimination (especially on gender basis: promotion of the principle for gender equity, recognition and promotion of inalienable human rights, help, support and protection of victims of domestic violence, struggle against suppression of women from the public spheres and labor market, economical and social development of the woman, struggle against making the society patriarchic, contribution towards the local and rural development, taking humanitarian activities and actions, protection and promotion of the peace in the country and the world, support of the peace movements, affirmation and presentation of the tradition and culture of living, and protection of the environment).
O.W “Kumanovka” is an organisation which is dedicated on building a world of peace, world in which everybody can live in freedom, harmony, cooperation and where there will be progress for all the women. O.W “Kumanovka” is promoting peace, human development, good rule of law through educational programmes, projects and training of women in the communities, rural environments and in the region. It is also promoting cultures, religions and ethnic communities, by using its skills and experience in order to inspire the others to stand up and take an initiative for cooperation between all religious traditions, which is an instrument of peace.