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CPPD JOINED THE CAMPAIGN 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM

The Commission for the Prevention and Discrimination from Discrimination also became involved in the 16 Days of Activism campaign carried out by the Embassy of the United Kingdom. In this campaign, the member of the Commission Kire Vasilev emphasizes that in case of discrimination in labor relations, the gender component is quite present. Many girls and women face direct discrimination, especially during pregnancy. Harassment in the workplace is also a type of violence which women and girls are facing. This harassment most often occurs in women workers who do not have an employment contract and are part of the informal

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The current activities and the future cooperation the main topic of the meeting between the CPPD chairwoman and the Ombudsman

The Chairwoman of the Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, Vesna Bendevska, and the Ombudsman, Naser Ziberi, at today’s meeting discussed the current activities and the future cooperation between the two independent institutions. The meeting was organized by Component 4 “Strengthening the protection of fundamental rights and strengthening the acceptance of alternative measures of detention” of the project “EU support for the rule of law” funded by the European Union.

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CPPD: Four general recommendations to the institutions for elimination of systemic discrimination against persons with disabilities

Instead of formal congratulations on the celebration of December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination decided on this day dedicated to the most marginalized group in our society to act proactively and issued general recommendations to institutions. The Commission issued four general recommendations to the institutions for the elimination of systemic discrimination against persons with disabilities, in order to promote and protect the rights provided by the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The first general recommendation concerns the promotion of the right to

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MILENKO NEDELKOVSKI PERFORMED HARASSMENT ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND BELONGING TO A MARGINALIZED GROUP

The Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination found harassment based on gender identity, sexual orientation and belonging to a marginalized group committed by Milenko Nedelkovski through his Twitter account. The complaint to the CPPD was submitted by the Association for Sexual and Gender Minorities “Subverziven front” for the publication of the textual content on the Twitter profile of Milenko Nedelkovski in the context of the second Pride Parade in Skopje. Nedelkovski wrote on his profile “Everyone has the right to non-medical treatment. Including these people on the parade and including you as well. Every state has the right to

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SIGNED MEMORANDUM FOR COOPERATION WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Institute for Human Rights. This Memorandum will help promote human rights and prevent discrimination. The memorandum will contribute to the exchange of information, and the CPPD and the IHR will organize meetings, lectures, trainings, seminars and other forms of cooperation. The Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination continues to cooperate with institutions and organizations working in the field of anti-discrimination and protection of human rights. So far, the CPPD has signed memoranda of cooperation with Polio Plus, the OSCE, the British Embassy in Skopje,

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EC SUPPORTS THE ELECTION OF CPPD, BUT INDICATES THE NUMEROUS LOGISTICAL AND FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES THAT THE COMMISSION FACES

The European Commission in the Progress Report of the Republic of North Macedonia for 2021 supported the election of the Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination and emphasized as a positive aspect, the fact that the Commission includes experienced professionals from the civil society sector. They also point out that the CPPD has broad powers, including the right to initiate proceedings on its own initiative. However, the European Commission also highlighted the numerous logistical and financial difficulties faced by the Commission in the first few months of its existence. They recommend that these challenges be addressed and resolved in

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