Gender awareness in Serbia

9th March 2016

,,Why does the discussion about gender make people uncomfortable? In Serbia, LGBT+ people are being excluded from their communities and International Women’s day is confused with romantic courting. People are afraid to say that they are feminists and young females are facing misogyny. The Green Forum intern Kristina Grujicic met with gender coordinators from two green organizations in Eastern Europe.”

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MODOM: Panel on Expectations of Youth from the Upcoming Elections in Macedonia

28th February 2016

MODOM is hosting the General Assembly, the highest decision making body of the Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe ( CDNEE ) which will be attended by delegates from all member organizations and is held from 25 to 28 February 2016 in Skopje.

MODOM used the presence of young Greens from Eastern Europe to introduce them with the needs of young people in Macedonia, closely ahead of the parliamentary elections and organised a panel discussion on youth expectations from the elections in Macedonia. Continue reading

Young Greens of Turkey & Georgian Young Greens against destruction of Cerattepe

19th February 2016

For the last twenty five years people of Artvin, a border town between Georgia and Turkey, have been resisting against gold and copper mines. During these twenty five years, the resistance of Artvin has defeated two Canadian mine companies and sent them back home. Unfortunately, this legendary resistance is now under attack by not just mine companies, but government forces.

Earlier this week, people of Artvin have been attacked by police and gendarmerie, who are apparently following oartvin2rders from a mine company: Cengiz Holding. This pro-government Cengiz Holding is a conglomerate that owns several construction, energy and mine projects that destroys the environment not just in Turkey but also in Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Now, they have their hands on Cerattepe, Artvin. Continue reading

Azerbaijan: Uprising unemployment vs Government

 
13th January 2016
Azerbaijan is an oil rich country, but it remains plagued by high levels of unemployment and a lack of essential services. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 crippled the country’s infrastructure, while conflict with neighboring Armenia created a wave of displacement. The  economic situation based on oil sector and other main services are located in the capital – Baku, which is why probably half of population lives there.

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MIL Network: “Gender and Human Rights” session in Baku

 
MIL Network from Azerbaijan (The Project for the Development of Managers) held the session on “Gender and Human Rights” which was organized by MIL Gender Club on 8th of November 2015 in Turkish World Youth Association in Baku.  The session aimed to raise the public awareness of the issues as gender and human rights. The main topic was gender equality as a fundamental human right. However, people often have their human rights violated on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Furthermore, some of the key issues relate to participation, gender-based violence, armed conflicts, and poverty, as well as sexual and reproductive rights were also tackled during the discussions. The session was successful as most of participants were involved in the topic and had a lot of questions regarding the gender, human rights and Civil and Marriage Code.