The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) is the main government institution dealing with the protection of victims of domestic violence, acting through its network of thirty (30) Social Work Centres (SWCs) and several shelters for accommodating victims of domestic violence. At the moment, on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, there are 6 shelters for victims of domestic violence financed by the MLSP which represent organisational units of the Social Work Centers. The MLSP cooperates with the Ombudsman, the non-governmental organizations and the MINOP group, under auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner on protection of human rights-Geneva (OHCHR), Office in Skopje.
The SWCs provide quarterly reports to the Department for Social Inclusion at the Sector for Protection of the MLSP which processes the reports. The reports are part of a database, which the MLSP has been maintaining since 2006 (please see tables attached herewith).
Source of Information
Response of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011