Corner Press release

8 March, International Women’s Day 08 March 2018

Facts:

- 78% of the victims of physical violence are women, while 98% of the perpetrators of domestic violence are men. Between 2008 and 2016, 70 femicides were registered, 15 of which took place only in the period between 2013 and 2016. Over of the cases of domestic violence have not been reported to any of the publicly available services.

- The most frequent cause for girls dropping out of...

World Day of Social Justice - the reforms in Macedonia lagging behind 20 February 2018

Social justice is the basic principle of peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among peoples. We advance social justice whenever we remove the barriers that people face due to their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

Social justice is at the core of the United Nations mission in order to promote development and human dignity. The adoption of the Declaration...

​Support for employees at Veibo Group 16 February 2018

 The Helsinki Committee of Human Rights expresses its support for 200 male and female workers who have been on strike for 15 days due to failure of the Veibo Group textile factory to pay their salaries and contributions. Namely, as the Association Glasen Tekstilec (en: Loud Textile Worker) from Štip has learnt, this factory failed to pay its workers their salaries and contributions and has...

Urgent investigation and responsibility for the case of sexual abuse of a child in the “25 May” foster-care facility! 16 February 2018

Upon receiving information about a case of sexual abuse of a juvenile protégé of the Public Institution for care of children with educational and social problems “May 25”, with indications of involvement of employees in the institution, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia turned to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy requesting information within regards to...

The Appellate Court has confirmed the decision on Kadoro Otto in favour of male and female workers 15 February 2018

 The Appellate Court in Skopje has rejected the complaint filed by the sued employer DPCT KADORO OTTO DOOEL export-import Kriva Palanka, and has confirmed the decision of the first instance court which adopted the lawsuit initiated by workers, thereby implying an obligation to the defendant to pay male and female workers a total amount of 1.430.856,00 MKD for outstanding wages and...

Blade runners and replicants 14 February 2018

Just recently I decided to watch the old Blade Runner (1982) again. The only things I remembered from the first time I watched this cult film ages ago were the sinister mood and the magnificent music, along with the fable-like, nearly childish moral about what it means to be human, in the ethical sense of the word. Indeed, the film is largely remembered by its critique of our reality through a...

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