Country The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Trafficking, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) receives complaints from citizens who suffered domestic violence, acts upon complaints of domestic violence in the homes of the citizens, documents the evidence for injuries occurring as a result of domestic violence and initiates criminal procedures against the offenders.  The MOI works and cooperates with non-governmental organizations and all together to support the prevention of domestic violence, trafficking in human beings, and other types of violence against women.

The Ministry of Interior's Section for Analytics and Research collects data, and periodical and annual information are prepared regarding any type of violence against women.  Violence cases are registered, along with data of the victims and perpetrator, as well as information on criminal proceedings if any.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011