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Testimonies of women victims of violence 

 

I was abused for 12 years, mentally and physically. My life was hell, an everyday torture. First I thought everything will pass, I was hoping that he would change, and it turned out that he changed, but the situation became worse, he was worse. When I lost hope that anything would change, I was telling myself “leave it be as it is”… Because of the children, it’s right for them to grow up with two parents. But no, having a father is not the most important thing. The most important is what kind of person their father is; the children need a healthy environment for living. I didn’t have the courage, I was afraid to leave; I was constantly under pressure and threatened to be killed. The more I tried, the more I was sinking... But there is a limit. The crucial night was when I was beaten and humiliated in front of my children, I didn’t know about myself... And then I said “ENOUGH”... That night I made the best decision in my life, I said to myself not to be afraid, I packed up and left. I have sworn that I will never come back, because I knew that if I ever come back I would have signed my own suicide. I forced myself to be strong and not give in to him, get back my confidence because now when I’m alone and have peace I know how much I value as a person. No one deserves to live a life with torture and without the slightest respect. It is not a destiny, we create our own destiny. If I waited for my own destiny, I dread to think what would have happened. Now I live alone with my children and live a normal and peaceful life as I always wished for... I’m still scared and live in fear, but I am peaceful because my children aren’t witnessing any of those events anymore... And I'm proud that I managed to protect them. Things slowly, but surely are returning to normal. It was worth that I left and I don’t regret it because I know that I and my children deserve much more and a better life than the one we had. 


"I was married for 14 years and the marriage was a living ​​hell. The days were filled with fear, if I will be beaten again that day? I decided to put an end to such a life. I left! Now I'm happy, confident and serene again!"


 

I was a victim in a violent relationship. I tried to leave him many times, but I kept going back to him over and over again. And then I got the wake up call. I realized that I cannot go on living in fear and wait for the next episode, whether he will stalk me outside my home, barge in at my work place… I was repeatedly circling the same circle… Well yes! The fear was the main reason that put an end to my misery. I realized that he will never change and that I do not want to re-live any of those horrible episodes. And now when time has passed I feel liberated and stronger coming out of that relationship. Without any fear I walk down the street again or entering the building where I leave. The most essential part in this story was the selfless support I got from my parents and my friends.

 
 
 
 

 

 
2000-2008
2000-2002 "Crisis Center “Hope” and Phone of Confidence” Aim of the project: Extending capacities of Crisis Center “Hope” for sheltering victims of domestic violence. Activities: - ...
2009
2009 “Strengthening National Capacities to Prevent Domestic Violence” Aim of the project: - Decreasing the level of family violence in the Republic of Macedonia through increasing the ...
2010
2010 “Help, Support and Sheltering for the Victims of Domestic Violence” The support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy for the realization of this project was used for our ...
2011
  2011 Activity conducted in partnership with V-day Macedonia 2011 Activists from the movement V-day which are licensed for Macedonia organized the performance “Vaginal ...
2012
2012  Help, Support and Sheltering of Victims of Domestic Violence The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, in a period of 5 months, supported the service provision that our center ...
2013
2013 Training - "Quality Standards and Challenges in Different Types of Counseling on Violence against Women, Girls and Children - Especially for Victims of Sexual Violence” On 01/10/2013 and ...
2014
2014 Workshop: ”Recognizing and Treatment of Victims of Domestic Violence“ The team of Crisis Center “Hope” in collaboration with Re-Medika on 6th and 7th of May realized two educative ...
2015
2014/2015 “Help, support and sheltering of victims of domestic violence” The Ministry for labor and social affairs once again supported the services that we provide for victims of domestic ...
2016
2016   Continuation of the support from EVN Macedonia EVN Macedonia supports the National SOS line for domestic violence 15-315. Crisis Center “Hope” and the company EVN ...
2017
Activities of Crisis Center “Hope” for 2017   Project: Speak up against domestic violence Objective of the project:Raising awareness for the problem of domestic violence, ...
2018
ACTIVITIES IN 2018 Name of the project: “Become aware, recognize and report” Donor: Australian Embassy Belgrade Period of implementation: December2017 – June2018 Target group: ...
2019
ACTIVITIES IN 2019 Name of the project:“Protection and sheltering of victims of domestic violence” Donor: Ministry of labor and social policy Period of implementation:January- ...
2020
Project: “The fight against domestic violence does not stop with the start of the crisis situation” The aim of this project is breaking the circle of domestic violence through measures for ...

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