This post is part of a debate on Australia’s foreign policy White paper 2017. Click here for other debate posts. Australia has a great story to tell the world, a powerful ‘strategic narrative‘ that is a potent source of soft power. But it’s increasingly difficult for this story to be heard, given the transformations arisingRead more
#NoKosovoUnesco Four pearls of world heritage: the Monastery of Decani, Patriarchate of Peć, Gracanica and Bogorodica Ljeviska Church are still inscribed on the UNESCO List of the world heritage in danger. The ones requesting UNESCO membership today are the ones who exposed it to danger. Not even today can we hear the words of condemnationRead more
Video koji je snimio muškarac osumnjičen za ubistvo najmanje 49 i ranjavanje 20 osoba u pucnjavama u dve džamije u gradu Krajstčerču, masovno se proširio društvenim mrežama. Incident još jednom pokazuje kako se digitalne platforme odnose prema ovakvom sadržaju. Iako su Fejsbuk, Tviter, Redit i Jutjub požurili da obrišu snimak, nisu uspeli da spreče njegovoRead more
The use of online tools together with traditional diplomatic approaches is how Saint Kitts and Nevis can ensure representation in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva and globally, Dr Jovan Kurbalija said during an e-diplomacy workshop for diplomats of the Caribbean small island state. The screenshot shows the virtual platform used to deliver the workshop, with theRead more
Skip to content Natasha Dimitrovska
Gender Specialist and Chevening Scholar
Guest blogger for UK in North Macedonia
Part of UK in North Macedonia
7th March 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia
International Women’s Day of solidarity and unity!The past year was very eventful for women’s rights and feminism. On a global level, among other events, the #metoo movement has been growing stronger, bringing down some very privileged and powerful men, a feminist song originated in Chile spread across the globe, pointing the finger at the systemic violence women endure around the world, and women finally got the deserved place in missions to space. On the other hand, women’s reproductive rights and freedoms got to a halt with the reinstated global gag rule, feminists increasingly face backlash by right-wing governments, and the home is still the most unsafe place for a woman.
Turning to the Balkan region and North Macedonia, advancements seem to be going at a much slower pace. Female politicians, espec..