Women’s Civic Initiative “Antiko” – Skopje
Mission: Promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence - improving the socio- economic status of women and achieving gender equality by supporting and strengthening their capacity, influencing for policy creation and for full implementation of domestic and international instruments aimed at protection of human / women's rights.
Vision: Sustainable Peace and Development – A Civil Society that provides equal opportunities and respects human rights of all citizens, regardless of their gender, ethnic, religious and other types of differences. ANTIKO was established in 1999 as a response to the need of the community for multiethnic networking and team action in the field of democracy, pluralism and tolerance - promoting the inter-ethnic cooperation, gender equality and active participation of citizens in building peace in the community through economic, social, cultural prosperity and respect for fundamental human rights of all people - different and marginalized. ANTIKO’s network with coordinated actions and in partnership with other civil society organizations, local governments, the business sector, the media and other stakeholders, implements continuous activities that make a positive impact on 3 levels: the level of individuals, groups and communities. Forms of action: capacity building, advocacy, promotion, education, non-formal education, gender studies, issuing publications, conducting public actions. ANTIKO’s network is composed of 16 members – multiethnic civil society organizations, based throughout the country.
Promoting the culture of peace and non-violence - creating a safe space for interaction of differences;
Social inclusion of women from marginalized groups - building their capacities for achieving active participation in public and economic life;
Increasing the number of women in the labor market - strengthening the economic power of women;
Applying participatory models of work and actions, based on research and evidence;
Supporting the political empowerment of women - increasing the political and managerial skills of women;
Increasing the impact of gender mainstreaming in policies and in the programs of the institutions (on national and local level) - gender responsive strategies, programs and budgets;
Connecting, networking, encouraging and supporting the development of inter sector cooperation and social partnership between civil society organizations and relevant institutions on national and local level;
Affirmation of the importance of active citizen participation (of youth and women), when addressing the problems and needs of the community;
Promoting activism for reducing gender-based and domestic violence.
Str. Vukovarska 23-1/2, 1000 Skopje
PO Box 1090/1010
telephone: +389 2 2614 641
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