PRIORITIES FOR 2017-2020
Refugees and migrants
In North Macedonia, women are significantly disadvantaged by negative stereotypes, customs, and traditions. This impact is unequally distributed: women in rural areas suffer much more than those in cities. The sex ratio at birth, 109 males per 100 females, may point towards some element of biased sex selection. Women participate in the workforce at a much lower rate than men (69.3% to 45.3%), which may point to discrimination in hiring practices. Although better educated, women earn, on average, almost 20% less than their male counterparts. Despite full legal equality, women are underrepresented as property owners, in leadership positions, and in government; only 4 out of 81 mayors and 2 out of 25 ministers are women. Most strikingly, 1 in 3 women in Macedonia have reported being victims of gender-based violence.
By 2020, state institutions should be fully accountable to gender equality and anti-discrimination commitments, and more women and girls should lead lives free from discrimination and violence.
UN agencies aim to foster greater participation of women in political and economic life, where they remain underrepresented. To promote the development of human capital among women, the UN works to promote female school attendance, later marriages for women in minority groups and to fight gender stereotypes that maintain inequality.
18.3 million US dollars