Legis at UNITED Network Conference

The conference ended with a 2-day training on hate crime, organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. 2 OSCE experts trained participants on the significance of hate crime, as well as hate crime monitoring by CSOs, drawing parallels with the current hate crimes...

Access to the rights of asylum and formal/informal return of migrants/refugees

"The right to international protection enjoyed by refugees / migrants and asylum seekers is the responsibility of the authorities that we as Ombudsmen must strive to become fulfilled in each individual case. Migration crisis caused by the refugee wave that hit Europe in the past two years put to...

Europe One seminar

More then 30 representatives from CSOs working on refugee, migration and IDP topics in different countries in Europe took a part at the Europe One - Refugees Mission to Survive workshop in Kiev, Ukraine from 15 to 23 October 2016.

Civil Society for European Integration

More than 20 representatives from CSOs working on different topics in Macedonia had the opportunity to be part of a study visit in Brussels, organized in the framework of the project “Civil Society for European Integration” of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, the Macedonian Green Center...

Workshop for belly dancing

They were enthusiastic and couldn’t wait to do a belly dance workshop together with our volunteers. First, we made costumes ourselves- we used scarfs and sewed coins on them, and later we brought oriental music and started dancing. It was a great convergence of skills and fun between women at...

Eid Al-Adha

“For a moment, I felt as I was at home hearing him speak our dialect and telling stories about his life in Syria”, says one Syrian refugee. Later, everybody enjoyed eating baklava together and wishing freedom to each other.

Fitness class for women

Every morning at 10 am, when men are asleep and children are playing in the camp, women are happy to go to a fitness class. It’s their favorite gathering of the day, when we all exercise together, make jokes and empower each other to improve.

The Refugee Crisis as Crisis of Policy and European Values

The influence of the European Countries on the closure of the Balkan Route that led to rise in criminal activities connected to smuggling and trafficking in persons was discussed, and the impossibility to stop migration with this restriction, that only raises the danger the people coming from...

Legis on the field 13 days after the floods

Today is August 19th- the international day of humanity. In Republic of Macedonia, this day is celebrated 13 days in a row after the devastating floods in Skopje. The humanitarian organization "Legis", which left a landmark in the media as a defender of the human rights of refugees, has been in...

We Are All Ping-Pong Champions!

Last Wednesday, the Legis team in Gevgelija organised the second ping-pong tournament in the transit camp, in which over 20 refugees participated. Medals were again granted to the refugees that came first (Moustafa Hasin, aged 27 from Syria; Duma Shiva, aged 29 from Iraq and Hasan Muhammad, aged...

Exchanging skills with the refugees

Ms. Harkema and Ms. Carner shared their experience and skills with our staff and volunteers, via a “train the trainers” program. The program is especially aimed at ameliorating refugees’ wellbeing and empowerment, including equipping them with basic skills as to how they can move out from the...