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Domestic violence

Definition of Domestic Violence:

a)The Family Law prohibits all forms of violence between family members, regardless of gender and age. Domestic violence includes abuse, harassment, endangering of the safety, physical injury, sexual or other physical or psychological violence that causes a feeling of insecurity, threat or fear towards:- spouse, parents or children or other persons living in married or cohabitating or household; - a former spouse or persons who have child together or are in close personal relationships, including relationships created through adoption and guardianship;- brothers and sisters, half-brothers and sisters - older family members family or household; persons- family members or common household whose ability to work has been partially or completely revoked.

Under close personal relationships in terms of this law are personal relations between persons of different sex who are or have been in partnership, not living in cohabitation.

b) In the Criminal Law, domestic violence is defined as: bullying, rude insulting, threatening the safety, physical injury, sexual or other psychological or physical violence which causes feelings of insecurity, threat or fear toward a spouse, parent, child or other people living in married or extramarital or common household as well as toward former spouse or persons who have a mutual child or are involved in close personal relationships.

Physical Abuse

  • Holding the partner down or preventing the partner from leaving
  • Throwing and/or threatening with objects
  • Locking the partner out of the home
  • Refusal to get the partner help or medical attention
  • Forced use of substances (e.g. alcohol and drugs)
  • Depriving the partner of medication
  • Interfering and control with the partner meeting his basic physical needs (e.g. eating and sleeping)
  • Smashing, damaging, stealing or selling the partner’s possessions
  • Threatening to use or the use of a weapon against the partner (e.g. hammer, knife, gun, etc.)
  • Punching walls or doors
  • Stalking
Emotional Abuse
  • Verbal threats
  • Demeaning the partner in front of friends, family or strangers
  • Name-calling and use of abusive language
  • Constant criticism or humiliation
  • Shouting to intimidatethe victim
  • Constantly blaming of the partner
  • Obsessive jealousy and accusations of unfaithfulness
  • Instilling in the partner the belief that “nothing he does will ever be good enough”
  • Abusing or threatening to abuse the partner’s children is included here when the intent is to emotionally harm the partner through the children
  • The abuser harming or threatening to harm himself/herself
Financial Abuse
  • Forbidding the partner to work
  • Jeopardizing the partner’s employment by creating conflict with co-workers, supervisor or clients, forcing the partner to miss work beacausethreats, injuries or coerced substance use
  • Controlling shared resources, including bank accounts and common property
  • Demanding the partner account for all the money he spends
  • Taking credit cardsor money
  • Forging the partner’s signature on financial documents
  • Reckless spending money and financial debt
Sexual Abuse
  • Unwanted touching
  • Demeaning remarks about the partner’s body or appearance
  • Minimization of the partner’s sexual needs
  • Berating the partner about his sexual history
  • Forcing sex or sexual actions on the partner without consent
  • Using force or roughness that is not consensual, including forced sex
  • Rape with an object
  • Refusing to comply with the partner’s request for safe sex
  • Coercing the partner into sex with others
  • Exposing the partner to sexually transmitted diseases
  • Treating the partner as a sex object
  • Criticizing sexual performance
  • Unwanted sadistic sexual acts
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 “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 “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 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  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 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 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 ...
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   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 ...
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, ...
ACTIVITIES IN 2018 Name of the project: “Become aware, recognize and report” Donor: Australian Embassy Belgrade Period of implementation: December2017 – June2018 Target group: ...
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- ...
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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