In the last decade, North Macedonia has made progresses regarding gender equality and women’s rights. The country ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Optional Protocol in 1994. In 2018, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating violence against Women was ratified. Besides this, several laws and mechanisms to advance gender equality have been adopted.
As part of the Women2030 program, which aims to engage women’s rights and gender equality organizations in the process of achieving the SDGs of Agenda 2030, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) held policy consultations between December
2017 and October 2019. The consultations were held with policy makers, women organizations and CSOs, as well as strategic partners to present how to improve national policies, plans and budgets for SDGs from a gender perspective.
This Shadow Report has been prepared by our partner organisation Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) in North Macedonia. You can read the full report here