Maja Balsikevska started working in HERA in October 2013 as a social worker/manager of the First Family Center of the City of Skopje. After three years of work in the Family Center, in September 2016 she’s been transferred to HERA’s Executive Office where she assumed the position of coordinator of the project “Building cross-sectoral cooperation for dealing with of children victims of violence”. In addition, she’s been working on gender-based violence and rights programs for women and children.
She was born in Skopje and graduated in 2007 from the Institute for Social Work and Social Policy at the Faculty of Philosophy. She furthered her education as a postgraduate law student at the Study Center for Social Work, University of Zagreb. In 2011 she received her Master’s degree and became a Specialist for psychosocial approach in social work.
She joined HERA for the first time in 2006 as a peer educator and trainer for STD. She has been a member of HERA since 2014.