Akcija Zdruzhenska within the project “Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Across Borders”, supported by the EU under IPA cross-border cooperation between Macedonia and Kosovo implemented the survey “The Status of Equality in Decision-Making and Promotion of Gender Equality in the Polog Region.”
This research covers first two thematic areas out of four planned to be implemented in the Polog region (Tetovo, Gostivar, Vrashchishte, Jegunovce, Tearce, Mavrovo and Rostushe, Zhelino, Bogovinje, Brvenica). The first two thematic surveys elaborate equality in decision making and promotion of gender equality at the local level. In the next period equality in the labor market / economic independence and gender based violence will be explored.
The research is conducted in order to address the chronical deficiency of data on the status of women and gender equality in the region, which are necessary for planning measures to promote equality by local authorities. Also research results should serve as a resource planning advocacy actions of local civic associations.
The survey was conducted by the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities in Skopje.
The summary findings can be seen at the following links: