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About 700 unregistered Roma children will receive special birth certificates

Approximately 700 unregistered persons in the registry of births with the new legal solution will be able to realize their human rights, ie to have access to health, employment, social protection and education, was emphasized by the Sector for Coordination and Technical Support of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy at the closing conference "Together for Equal Rights of Roma Children" within the project "Building strong local networks for the promotion of the protection of the rights of Roma children".

According to the new Law on persons without regulated civil status, it is envisaged that the UCBM will continue the process of transformation from a temporary electronic register into a regular birth register.

From June 10 this year and in the next 30 days, persons who are not registered will be allowed to go to the nearest maternity service and fill out a questionnaire in order to enter the temporary electronic register.

Otherwise this is a result of the project implemented by the CMOS carriers from Greece and the RRC from Skopje, where ZDDICM from Skopje, as well as SP BTR Production, made a complete contribution, which also produced a documentary about this problem.

The project that has been implemented over the past 18 months has been designed to support local coordination mechanisms and structures that have the role to advance the integration of Roma through advancing their capacities for the functional implementation of Roma protection initiatives that are in line with national and EU policies targeting the integration of the Roma community in the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

The brave Roma who fought in the Soviet red armed forces (1941-1945)

The Roma, have lived a nomadic lifestyle for centuries, migrating across Europe from Asia. As they have kept their distinctive language and culture, many Roma communities have remained outside of the civic society within which they entered. As they remained ‘unknown’ by the host communities they entered, the Roma were often misrepresented as ‘evil’, ‘pagan’, ‘disruptive’ and ‘criminal’.

As matters transpired, the Soviet reforms proved very popular amongst the Roma populations across the USSR, which saw many thousands volunteer to serve in the Soviet Red Army, Red Airforce, Red Artillery, frontline medicine, reconnaissance and even the Red Cavalry.

This activity was motivated by the fact that Hitler having come to power in Germany in 1933, began an immediate policy of persecution of the ‘lower races’. Along with the Jews, the Roma were also persecuted. Since the mid-1930s, they were sterilized, later placed in Concentration Camps, and in the territories occupied by the fascists they simply destroyed.

When the German troops invaded the territory of the USSR, the Soviet Roma did not hesitate to consider whether they should take up arms. Settled Roma attached to military registration and enlistment offices, among others, went to the front.

According to various estimates, the Nazis Germans killed from 500 thousand to a million Roma, including 200 to 500 thousand Roma from the Soviet Union. The only monument in the world for the loss of the nomadic people is in Berlin.

Link: https://thesanghakommune.org/2018/07/29/the-brave-roma-gypsies-who-fought-in-the-soviet-red-armed-forces-1941-1945

Zoran Dimov and Asmet Elezovski at an international conference in Warsaw on raising awareness among Roma during the elections organized by OSCE / ODIHR

In an organization of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on June 4, they were present at the invitation of the OSCE and ODIHIR, among others the President of the IRE Zoran Dimov, as well as the director of NRC Kumanovo, Asmet Elezovski.

Among other things, Zoran Dimov also had his successful presentation on the importance of the media in the political electoral processes and the role of the Roma in those processes

Otherwise the main goals of the workshop were:
To raise awareness of the limited Election participation of Roma in the Western Balkans; and to be a forum for the exchange of good practices in promoting the involvement of Roma in cooperation with responsible institutions in monitoring election recommendations in election observation reports, as well as the recommendations of the Third ODIHR

Statement: Implementation of the Action Plan for the Improvement on the situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE, Roma, Roma. "

The event is organized by the ODIHR through its support to the Western Balkan elections, funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency.

The population census will cost Macedonia around 8.5 million euros

On the territory of Macedonia, the long-awaited population census will be carried out next year.

As the director of the State Statistical Office, Apostao Simeevski, pointed out, the census will last three weeks and it will cost about 8.5 million euros.

"About 6,000 people will participate in the upcoming census. It will cover all persons, including those who are present and absent from the state. The law is envisaged, those who do not self-sign, data to give the best knowledge.

 We expect in six months after the census to have final results. The census is an expensive operation, it takes a long time to cost about 8.5 million euros. Some of these funds will be spent this year in order to provide equipment.

The census will last from April 1 to April 21, 2020. We will have one week for further checks. As for the Diaspora, there will be no classic census.

They will have the opportunity to sign up with a separate web application" said Simeuski.

 

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