What We Do
Support Roma human rights by providing free legal service
The Association for Human Rights Protection of Roma - Stip was founded by the attorney Shenaj Osmanov in October 1997 to address the large number of cases of violations of human rights of Roma and to provide free legal aid to Roma individuals and families
Association for Human Rights Protection of Roma - Stip Is a natural bridge between Roma from Macedonia and institutions. The
organization raises awareness of Roma peoples’ human rights, obligations and greater involvement in the media and society on an
equal status with all other peoples and it advocates for greater inclusion of Roma in primary, secondary and higher education.
The mission of the AHRPR – Stip is observation, research and reporting for the human rights of Roma, providing free legal aid in
cases of violation of human rights and the creation of conditions for development of Roma inclusion in the educational process.
Why does it matter?
Providing free legal aid is cost-effective community building.
Legal aid helps Roma people solve problems
TENANTS facing wrongful eviction
WOMEN who are victims of domestic violence
WIDOWS needing public support
CHILDREN needing special education or tutoring
ELDERLY whose economic or health security is in jeopardy
DISABLED PEOPLE denied opportunity
IMMIGRANTS establishing residency
STATELESS PEOPLE seeking identification
Successful projects and events we have conducted
Erasmus + project in Nyíregyháza - Hungary
The topic of the project was "Stronger with Together" with an aim to help the youth to understand the principal of solidarity and citizenship. They also learned how to solve different problems in different fields.
More pictures and videos on ZPR (AHRPR) facebook page.
Erasmus + project in Sturovo - Slovakia
The project with a topic "Roma entrepreneurship and disadvantaged people" took a place in Sturovo Slovakia between 29.07-03.08.2019. The participants had a chance to learn more about the entrepreneurship and the self employment. They also prepared business plan to use them in the future! As a memorial thats provided worldwide, the participants joined in a Roma Genocide Memorial in one Roma NGO in Sturovo Slovakia. More pictures and videos on ZPR (AHRPR) facebook page.
Erasmus + project in Sturovo - Slovakia
The topic of the project was "Gender roles are not pizza roles" with an aim to help the youth how to recognize the stereotypes, fight the discrimination and learn the anti - discrimination principles.
More pictures and videos on ZPR (AHRPR) facebook page
A recently received grant from Rotary Club of La Jolla's International Committee provides us with funding for three exciting projects:
Free Legal Clinic
Operate free and open legal clinic high-traffic public corridor. Provide counsel in areas of identity documentation, public social and health services access, civil and family law. In 2018, more than 1,000 client visits occurred at our Stip office.
Education of Roma Children
Paired Roma children with educational tutors from Goce Delcev University Faculty of Educational Sciences to improve their educational performance and to increase their likelihood of advancing to college.
Health & Social Services Workshops
Provide Roma families and individuals with informative workshops on how to navigate and access available public education, health and social services.
High School Student Workshops
Provided Roma high school students with novel hands-on learning experience meeting local elected officials, receiving how-to instruction on CV and motivational letter writing, and basic civic budget planning workshop.
Developing campaign to inspire Roma to realize their potential in life through education, ambition and high-achieving role models.
Campaign will include events, social media, workshops, tutoring and more. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us for further information
Outside The Circle: Invisible in Society
Project funded by EU grant for locating and aiding undocumented Roma individuals and families in eastern Macedonian cities. ZPR Field team members visited dozens of Roma settlements in 7 Eastern Macedonia communities to identify individuals and families in need of legal assistance. This outreach provided valuable data for the project funders and it provided ZPR with higher awareness of conditions and challenges of the Roma population.
Who We Are
Our dedicated team
Providing Free Legal Services to Roma peoples
Peace Corps North Macedonia
Work site for Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer since 2017. Working with volunteer to:
Roma CSOs network as an active actor in policy making for Roma in Macedonia had a range of activities across different projects for Roma integration. The general conclusion is that it is necessary to strengthen their capacity to manage different projects that are programmed into IPA and other EU funds.
On the initiative of Association for Roma Rights from Stip, InSoC – Initiative for Social Change from Skopje, and “Mesecina” from Gostivar has initiate the project “Roma CSO Network...
Initiative for Social Change – InSoC is an association of citizens established in March 2009. InSoC’s vision is ASCEND of each individual and the society as a whole, which implies building values towards sustainable development of the democratic values, rule of law, human rights and human capital, through social change and equitable national development. The work of InSoC includes…
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
As a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our.…
Humanitarian and Charitable Roma Association Mesecina Gostivar
Founded in 1993
Mission: Development of material and human resources and distribution to marginalized groups in society, with special emphasis on Roma.
Equal access of Roma to goods and services in society.
International Summer School -Management in Conditions of Migration Crises
Organization is intended for everyone who is interested, wants to gain a specific or develop their own knowledge in the area of effective and efficient reaction in the event of migration and refugee crises.
Good Articles & Videos
Take a look and learn
"Inclusion for Roma Youth - our priority"
AHRPR's Project assistant Josif Rasidovski interviewed on local television STAR.
Roma people do not have proper access to institutions.
Our Executive Director interviewed by TV IRIS reporter Zoran Zarinski about Hate Speech and Roma access to institutions.
News interview of Executive Director, Shenaj Osmanov
Local IRIS news reporter Zoran Zarinski stopped by our offices for an update on the project "Outside the Circle: Invisible in Society". This project entails door-to-door surveying of Roma neighborhoods in the cities and villages of Eastern Macedonia.
"Here I Am - Legally Invisible"
A life without proper identification papers is very difficult.
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Meet inspiring young Roma leaders who have good opportunities because of education
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