Roma Women and Youth Association “LULUDI” is a national non-profit and nonpartisan organization based in Skopje. It seeks to achieve gender equality and protection of women’s rights – the rights of Roma women.
It aims at:
The Roma Women and Youth Association “LULUDI” was founded on 15.06.2001, as a need for change and as a support for challenges faced by Romani women in Macedonia, including young Roma. RWYA “LULUDI” provides assistance to the local community on issues related to women’s rights and improving the living conditions and supporting the education of youth. RWYA “LULUDI” stands for peace, nonviolence, diversity and peacefulness Its work is based on research and assessment of the needs of the community members, design activities that are accessible to the local community and are aimed at a specific target group with a clear and concise purpose.
Address current issues of women and youth in the areas of socio-economic and political life, elimination of all forms of violence against women, respect for basic human rights and values, creating conditions for greater engagement in the economy and other areas. Furthermore, it works toward improvement of social protection of the family, health and welfare of the women, with an emphasis on its role in biological reproduction and the right to family planning.
Improving the status of Roma women both, in the society and in the family, as well as increasing the level of education of the Roma youth by working together with other NGOs and institutions in the country.
After 15 years of existence, “LULUDI” is a well-recognised NGO in its community, nationally and internationally. The recognition is due to the implementation of 25 projects in various areas such as: elections, voting rights, domestic violence, human rights in the area of health care, promoting youth participation at local level, women’s rights and promotion of equality. For the purposes of the projects the organization has established successful cooperation with public and state institutions such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry for Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. “LULUDI” has also been a project partner in more than 20 projects with other national and international organizations. It has also participated in a number of events, conferences and study visits.
|COLLABORATORS||Crisis Center “Nadez”||NGO|
|Initiative of women from Suto Orizari||NGO|
|“Young Roma” Crna Gora||NGO|
|Roma Women’s Center “Bibija“||NGO|
|Organization of women from municipality Sveti Nikole||NGO|
|Journalists for Human Rights||NGO|
|Association for democratic development SONCE||NGO|
|“Terno Vas” Berovo||NGO|
|Association of multiethnic society for human rights Stip||NGO|
|Association for the rights of Roma Stip||NGO|
|Step by Step||NGO|
|MIR – Skopje||NGO|
|Alma Mustafova||Expert/ trainer|
|Zurija Sait||Expert for gender issues|
|Redjep Ali Cupi||Expert/ trainer|
|Roma association for culture “Rusid Sakir” – Kumanovo|
|The Cabinet of the Minister without Portfolio responsible for the implementation of the National Strategy for improvement of the situation of Roma, Muzafer Bajram|
|Municipality Suto Orizari|
|Municipality Gjorce Petrov|
|Office for Management of Births, Marriages and Deaths by the Ministry of Justice|
|The Cabinet of the Minister without Portfolio responsible for the implementation of the National Strategy for improvement of the situation of Roma, Aksel Ahmedovski|
|non-formal national Network for Monitoring and Reporting on the implementation of the CEDAW and Istanbul Convention|
Established by the RWYA “Luludi”
Members: the Organization of women from municipality Sveti Nikole – own svn, Crisis Center “Nadez”, Imitative of women from Suto Orizari, Journalists for Human Rights, Terno Vas Berovo, Klea Bitola, Gordana Nestorovska, Daniela Antonovska, Anita Ilievska.
|Balkan Roma Women Network||Established by the CARE International|
|Network against discrimination|
|Macedonian Women’s Lobby|
|Network for advocacy Roma rights||SONCE|
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