Luljeta Ademi, activist and advisor in the office of President Pendarovski in charge of relations with people with disabilities at the panel discussion “Social Justice and Discrimination: Too many people on the margins of society and politics… Until when?” organized by CIVIL shared that she, as a victim of domestic violence when she reported her case, her statement “stood in the air” and had to look for connections to what should legally follow her.
“My statement stood in the air, I had to look for connections, for what legally follows me or I should enjoy as a right. When I had to personally ask for help from those who should protect me, two police officers came, and in the end it happened so, that after two weeks I received a lawsuit for false reporting,” said Ademi.
She added that many women are discouraged from reporting cases of gender-based violence regardless of their nationality.
“Nothing is ideal, not to lose the opportunity that in recent years we as citizens with special skills are more visible, by being present in the institutions, we are far from being politically comprehensive, but we are present. For the first time, the president has appointed a person in charge of relations with people with disabilities, not that there should be special communication, but to be present, it used to be the case that there was no person representing those rights,” she added.
Ademi adds that with such a presence, society learns and that we should have that diversity.