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EWAG in the EP 2019

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Girls Unite with Netflix to discuss harmful gender norms on and off screen

A society free from sexism and discrimination is only possible if we dismantle harmful gender norms and stereotypes.
North Macedonia’s abortion care law signals new dawn for reproductive freedom

04 April 2019

The North Macedonian Parliament adopted a law on March 14, 2019, that makes dignified, women-focused abortion care a reality. The new law puts women’s needs at the heart of the system, dismantling many of the obstacles that until now undermined their reproductive autonomy and made it difficult to access basic health care.

North Macedonia’s abortion care law signals new dawn for reproductive freedom

04 April 2019

The North Macedonian Parliament adopted a law on March 14, 2019, that makes dignified, women-focused abortion care a reality. The new law puts women’s needs at the heart of the system, dismantling many of the obstacles that until now undermined their reproductive autonomy and made it difficult to access basic health care.

Silvana Naumova, HOPS programme manager, outside drug support clinic

20 July 2018

Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.

Silvana Naumova, HOPS programme manager, outside drug support clinic

20 July 2018

Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.

Zoran Joranov, founder of EGAL, talks to HERA's Vojo Ivanof

20 July 2018

Back in 2004, Zoran Jordanov decided that someone needed to take action to support Macedonia’s LGBTI community and open up access to sexual health services. He began to look into issues of HIV prevalence and the importance of prevention.

Zoran Joranov, founder of EGAL, talks to HERA's Vojo Ivanof

20 July 2018

Back in 2004, Zoran Jordanov decided that someone needed to take action to support Macedonia’s LGBTI community and open up access to sexual health services. He began to look into issues of HIV prevalence and the importance of prevention.

Sex worker Mihaela (not her real name) in Roma neighbourhood of Shuto Orizari.

20 July 2018

When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to s

Sex worker Mihaela (not her real name) in Roma neighbourhood of Shuto Orizari.

20 July 2018

When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to s

"Mirror,mirror on the wall who's the most affected of them all?" Bojan holds up a mirror as part of a HIV campaign, photographed at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Skopje.

01 December 2017

“I remember when I was little, there was one very stigmatising ad on Macedonian TV about how to protect yourself from HIV,” recalls philosophy student Bojan. “It was really scary."

"Mirror,mirror on the wall who's the most affected of them all?" Bojan holds up a mirror as part of a HIV campaign, photographed at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Skopje.

01 December 2017

“I remember when I was little, there was one very stigmatising ad on Macedonian TV about how to protect yourself from HIV,” recalls philosophy student Bojan. “It was really scary."

Doubly Marginalised: Stigmatised Young Populations

01 December 2017

Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic.

Doubly Marginalised: Stigmatised Young Populations

01 December 2017

Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic.

North Macedonia’s abortion care law signals new dawn for reproductive freedom

04 April 2019

The North Macedonian Parliament adopted a law on March 14, 2019, that makes dignified, women-focused abortion care a reality. The new law puts women’s needs at the heart of the system, dismantling many of the obstacles that until now undermined their reproductive autonomy and made it difficult to access basic health care.

North Macedonia’s abortion care law signals new dawn for reproductive freedom

04 April 2019

The North Macedonian Parliament adopted a law on March 14, 2019, that makes dignified, women-focused abortion care a reality. The new law puts women’s needs at the heart of the system, dismantling many of the obstacles that until now undermined their reproductive autonomy and made it difficult to access basic health care.

Silvana Naumova, HOPS programme manager, outside drug support clinic

20 July 2018

Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.

Silvana Naumova, HOPS programme manager, outside drug support clinic

20 July 2018

Just off a highway in downtown Skopje, a middle-aged man stamps his feet before a door. He is here to pick up clean needles from a drop-in centre run by HOPS, an NGO that provides drug users and sex workers with clean needles, contraception, information and advice.

Zoran Joranov, founder of EGAL, talks to HERA's Vojo Ivanof

20 July 2018

Back in 2004, Zoran Jordanov decided that someone needed to take action to support Macedonia’s LGBTI community and open up access to sexual health services. He began to look into issues of HIV prevalence and the importance of prevention.

Zoran Joranov, founder of EGAL, talks to HERA's Vojo Ivanof

20 July 2018

Back in 2004, Zoran Jordanov decided that someone needed to take action to support Macedonia’s LGBTI community and open up access to sexual health services. He began to look into issues of HIV prevalence and the importance of prevention.

Sex worker Mihaela (not her real name) in Roma neighbourhood of Shuto Orizari.

20 July 2018

When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to s

Sex worker Mihaela (not her real name) in Roma neighbourhood of Shuto Orizari.

20 July 2018

When Mihaela (not her real name) was six years old, her father sent her onto the streets to s

"Mirror,mirror on the wall who's the most affected of them all?" Bojan holds up a mirror as part of a HIV campaign, photographed at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Skopje.

01 December 2017

“I remember when I was little, there was one very stigmatising ad on Macedonian TV about how to protect yourself from HIV,” recalls philosophy student Bojan. “It was really scary."

"Mirror,mirror on the wall who's the most affected of them all?" Bojan holds up a mirror as part of a HIV campaign, photographed at the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Skopje.

01 December 2017

“I remember when I was little, there was one very stigmatising ad on Macedonian TV about how to protect yourself from HIV,” recalls philosophy student Bojan. “It was really scary."

Doubly Marginalised: Stigmatised Young Populations

01 December 2017

Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic.

Doubly Marginalised: Stigmatised Young Populations

01 December 2017

Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic.