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Restricting Abortion: A Questionable Tool for Increasing Macedonia’s Birth Rate

by Natasha Dokovska –Macedonia– In 2013, Macedonia’s Christian Democrat party adopted a new law on termination of pregnancy restricting a woman’s right to a safe and […]

Abortion, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, The World, Women's Rights

Workplace ”Mobbing”: EU Integration Pushes Macedonian Labor Law to the Surface

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “I have 15 years seniority over the human resources officer and the highest level of education. Eight years ago, I […]

Business & Economy, Europe, Feature Articles, Labor Issues, Laws & Legislation, Macedonia, Politics & Democracy, Sexual Harassment

Macedonian Government Systematically Attacks the Media: Albanian MPs Attack Each Other While Police Beat and Arrest TV Crews

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – A scandal recently occurred at the Macedonian Parliament on September 28th, when the Albanian members of parliament physically attacked each […]

Albania, Democracy, Europe, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Media, Police Brutality, Politics & Democracy

During Macedonia’s Wedding Season, Bullets Fall Like Rain

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – 19-year old Natasha Kmetovska and 10-year old Heroldina Iljazi both died last year after being hit by stray bullets; their […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Macedonia, Marriage, The World

Sweatshops Producing Big Western Brands in Macedonia Continue Unchecked Leaving Twenty Women Dead This Summer

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – Forty year old Marijana Stojcevska died over her sewing machine after 13 hours of non-stop work just two weeks ago. […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Worker's Rights

Hymen Repair Surgery in Macedonia: A Virgin Again for 400 Euros

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – In the past, if a woman wasn’t a virgin, she would surreptitiously pour animal blood on the bed after consummating […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Science & Technology

Child Marriage Persists in Macedonia Among the Roma: Esma Is Sold for 1000 Euros

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – The sounds of the tambour and clarinet – loud Gypsy music – throngs of young people dressed in traditional costume, […]

Children's Rights, Europe, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Marriage, Roma, The World

Prisoners in Macedonia Struggle to Reintegrate Into Society

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “…Even after getting out of prison I’ll be on the streets again…” “I’ve been in prison already seven months and […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Macedonia, The World

Textile Workers in Macedonia Exploited

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – “Sometimes we’re locked up in the tailor’s shop. Sometimes we’re not given free time to go to toilet…The owner, who […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Macedonia, Worker's Rights

Armed Violence Against Women in Macedonia

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – In Macedonia, one in three women is the victim of domestic violence, and one in four is the victim of […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Macedonia, The World, Violence Against Women