Open Gate is a leading self-sustained organization in the Republic of Macedonia, acknowledged on both national and international level. It is renowned for its commitment, persistence and professionalism, as well as its focus on the needs and interests of trafficked persons and target groups. The main goal of Open Gate is to invest all their effort and capacity in creating a society freed from inequality, poverty, prejudice and discrimination, violence and trafficking in humans, and to build a place where people’s rights are widely respected and all citizens are given equal opportunities for socio-economic independence.
Open Gate is a civil society organization which promotes human rights and represents the needs of high-risk people and victims of abuse and human trafficking. As a member of La Strada International- the European network for combating human trafficking, Open Gate offers prevention, social support and lobbying on both local and European level.
WE provide protection, capacity strengthening and social integration of trafficked persons, as well as other vulnerable groups within the society
*Human rights should be the basis for any strategy underlying fighting human trafficking.
*Secrecy and preservation of personal identity, non-victimizing and non-discriminatory treatment in the support rendered to the victims of human trafficking.
RECOGNITIONS AND TESTIMONIALS
As a result of their effort in the fight against human trafficking, Open Gate has received several awards and accolades over the years. This recognition of their work and commitment inspires and motivates Open Gate to continue working with their valuable hard work. That is why the Open Gate wishes to express its gratitude and satisfaction to those who follow its work and value it. These are some of our recognitions:
Installation "Handle with Care
Friday, November 2 at the National Gallery of Macedonia -Mala Station, we successfully opened the art installation "Handle with Care." Thanks to all the citizens, institutions, CSO and international organizations that came to see the event and support the initiative.
The messages s was clear, it is necessary to continue together with the efforts against trafficking in human beings both at the international and at the national level. We need to ensure the timely identification and to provide unreserved protection to victims.
On November 3, we continued with panel discussion, with representatives of MTSP, HOPS, Coalition of margins, Open Gate/ La Strada and other participants’ mostly young professionals and other citizens.
We agreed that trafficking in human beings should not be a taboo topic. The recruitment of women's rights, the strengthening and support of women and girls and gender equality should be at the center of the efforts to prevent trafficking in human beings and exploitation.
For all of you who were not able to visit the event in Skopje, can come to the events planned in Tetovo on 7/8 / 9.11.2018 in the Center for Balkan Cooperation and Bitola on 13/14 / 15.11.2018 - Center for Culture. This project continues to travel in the other cities, in cooperation with the Association Women Forum Tetovo and NGO Semper Bitola. We expect to visit us.
The project and installation Handle With Care is an initiative of the artists Patricia Kaersenhout and Jimini Hignett as a two-part exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam as part of the 150th anniversary exhibition of the abolition of slavery in the Netherlands. The project is organized by the Open Gate with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Macedonia and Tirana and aims to raise awareness of the trafficking among public especially the yout
Call for participants of the Regional Social Academy
IRIS, within Network of CSOs providers of social services Initiative, lead by IDC and in partnership with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V., are announcing the Call for participants of the Regional Social Academy, which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 26thto 29th November 2018.
Academy offers participants a unique opportunity to benefit from a diversified training package, exploring migration policy and governance in the region, linkages between migration and social service delivery, and instruments and mechanisms for protecting migrants’ rights. Participants will attend 4 day tailor-made training consisted of different learning methodologies including lectures, workshops, discussions and field visits. The Academy program will enable further improvements and optimization to the needs, interests and constraints of the participants and their institutional and organizational environments. Successful participants will obtain certificates, and enter Academy Alumni. Outstanding results at the Academy will be seen as an advantage when applying for EU based traineeships organized by IRIS Network.
For the application procedure, please follow the link: http://iris-see.eu/apply-to-iris-network-social-academy/
ToR national consultant for action plan and training on the Unified SOPs Macedonia
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New regional initiative of the IRIS NETWORK
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The purpose of the meeting is to present the new opportunities for cooperation and support for members of the IRIS network.
For more information about the project, please see the following link: http://iris-see.eu/new-regional-initiative-of-the-iris-network-csos-for-protection-sensitive-migration-management/