Od 6. do 7. oktobra 2015
Skopje, Makedonija

Predsednik Združenja EPEKA, so. p., Štefan Simončič, je eden izmed udeležencev Pete mednarodne konference romskih žensk, ki jo organizira Svet Evrope in Vlada Republike Makedonije. Konferenca se bo odvijala od 6. do 7. oktobra 2015 v glavnem mestu Makedonije, Skopju.

President of EPEKA Association, social enterprise is attending The Fifth International Conference of Roma Women organised by the Council of Europe and the Macedonian Government. Conference will take place in Skopje, Macedonia, on 6-7 October 2015.

Since 2003, the Roma Women’s conferences have provided the opportunity for Roma women to address on the international stage the issues affecting them and their families’ lives. They have also provided a space where Roma women have kept each other informed of issues concerning them and exchanged experiences. The 5th International conference will take stock of the developments since the first international conference of Roma women and will aim to build on the latest results of the 4th international conference, including the work of Phenjalipe and the impact of the Strategy for the Advancement of Romani women and girls, 2014-2020.

The main topics to be discussed during the Conference, identified by the Roma women themselves, are:

  • The mainstreaming of gender in the national Roma integration strategies and local action plans and their implementation;
  • Phenjalipe and Romani women’s empowerment, including political participation;
  • Forms of violence against Romani women, with a focus on trafficking and child marriage.

EPEKA Will present project of social entrepreneurship Romani kafenava and initiative to establish title on EU level European Capital of Roma.