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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

Rumena Gjerdovska, Macedonia’s only social worker focused exclusively on supporting people with HIV, and one of the first HIV specialists people meet on diagnosis. 

01 December 2017

Tucked away behind a line of trees in the grounds of Skopje’s University Hospital, lies a modest concrete building. This is the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, where people newly diagnosed with HIV come to access treatment and support.

Rumena Gjerdovska, Macedonia’s only social worker focused exclusively on supporting people with HIV, and one of the first HIV specialists people meet on diagnosis. 

01 December 2017

Tucked away behind a line of trees in the grounds of Skopje’s University Hospital, lies a modest concrete building. This is the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, where people newly diagnosed with HIV come to access treatment and support.

"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."

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

Rumena Gjerdovska, Macedonia’s only social worker focused exclusively on supporting people with HIV, and one of the first HIV specialists people meet on diagnosis. 

01 December 2017

Tucked away behind a line of trees in the grounds of Skopje’s University Hospital, lies a modest concrete building. This is the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, where people newly diagnosed with HIV come to access treatment and support.

Rumena Gjerdovska, Macedonia’s only social worker focused exclusively on supporting people with HIV, and one of the first HIV specialists people meet on diagnosis. 

01 December 2017

Tucked away behind a line of trees in the grounds of Skopje’s University Hospital, lies a modest concrete building. This is the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, where people newly diagnosed with HIV come to access treatment and support.

"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."