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The number of the illiterates in North Macedonia decreases, but the gender gap in the category same as two decades ago

The number of illiterate people in North Macedonia is 18,897, show the numbers from the third set of the 2021 census data that was published by the State Statistical Office (SSO) at the start of this month. According to the census that was carried out last year, 1.2% of the population is illiterate. What is especially alarming is that...

No shelter centers for abused women in North Macedonia’s Polog region – victims get refuge in other cities

“Violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender‐based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts," state Article 3 of the Council of Europe Convention on...

Filip Stojanovski: Various actors are trying to undermine democracy with disinformation

At this year's "DISICON - Information Integrity’s Role in Defending Democracy" conference, Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis Foundation's Partnership and Resource Development Director, spoke about the foreign interventions in the process of undermining democracy, but also about Metamorphosis Foundation's efforts in the fight against disinformation, writes Portalb.mk. Stojanovski stressed that the integrity of the information and the integrity of the elections...

Violence against women has been promoted in the Balkans through popular music for 40 years

Ana Ninković, a student at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade caused numerous reactions on the social networks with her documentary film "Violence against women in the domestic songs" that she produced for her exam in "Pop Culture: From digital to trans-media", and through which she is examining the violence against women through music, turbo-folk, pop, rap and...

Court in North Macedonia acquits victim of domestic violence who killed her torturer

The Basic Court - Veles yesterday acquitted 23-year old Pale Iloska from Veles, who last year stabbed and murdered her violent partner in self-defense last year. She was accused of involuntary manslaughter. In her ruling, Judge Gabriela Gajdova, stated that Iloska was brought to a life-threatening situation because at that moment she was being strangled and abused by her unwed...

Donations collected for electricity bills of Pale Iloska, domestic violence victim from North Macedonia

In less than 48 hours, MKD 42 750 were collected and will be paid to EVN's bank account for the debt of Pale Iloska from Veles, North Macedonia, the National Network Against the Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence announced. They expressed their gratitude to everyone who contributed and made it possible for this woman to have electricity in...

Only two women were elected mayors in runoff local elections in North Macedonia

In the runoff local elections in North Macedonia on Sunday, only two female candidates won enough votes to be elected mayors. The remaining 79 municipality mayor's posts were taken by men. The exceptions are the future mayor of the capital Skopje, Danela Arsovska, who as an independent candidate was supported by the opposition party VMRO-DPMNE, and Zhaklina Jovanovska of...

Female farmer from North Macedonia: Young women farmers need favorable conditions and financial support to become equal

Zhivka Gjurchinovska is a woman who has no problem driving a tractor. She is a diligent farmer and a mother of three. They live in the village of Tumchevishte, in the Gostivar area in the northwestern part of North Macedonia. Gjurchinovska has been a farmer for the past 20 years and a professional farmer in the past 11 year. She...

Arab content creators use social media to talk about sex, sexuality and reproductive health

This story by Mira Nabulsi originally appeared on Global Voices on 9th of August 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   In recent years, as sex education curriculums remain unattainable in most Arab countries, several Arab women have taken on the task of providing alternatives, offering sex-related information via social media to an increasingly curious youth. As of now, Tunisia remains...

Violence against women is on the rise in Mexico. How do Mexicans perceive it?

This story by Timothy S. Rich, Alianna Casas and Carolyn Brueggemann originally appeared on Global Voices on August 2, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   In Mexico, femicides increased by 137 percent between 2015 and 2020, with the government only formally tracking femicides as a specific crime in 2012. Mexico’s justice system remains woefully ineffective as only 27 percent...

Community support is vital to women athletes: Kosovo alpinist Uta Ibrahimi

This interview by Violeta Jonchevska originally appeared on Global Voices on July 28, 2021. It is republished under a Creative Commons Attribution-Only license.   Uta Ibrahimi, an alpinist from Kosovo, is the first ethnic Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest, which she did on 22 May 2017. Afterwards, she climbed Manaslu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse and Gasherbrum, making her officially the first woman from the Balkans to summit five peaks taller than 8000...

Global Voices: In Turkey, 13-year-old girl challenges stereotypes in athletics

A handball player from Turkey's southeastern province, Şanlıurfa, is breaking stereotypes while galvanizing support for girls’ participation in sports both in her village and around the country, writes Global Voices. Meta.mk republishes the original article, under the cooperation agreement with “Global Voices”. A handball player from Turkey's southeastern province, Şanlıurfa, is breaking stereotypes while galvanizing support for girls’ participation in...

Decisions in municipalities in North Macedonia still made by men, number of women in leadership positions too small

Out of 751 leadership positions in 17 municipalities that were analyzed throughout North Macedonia, 553 of them were held by men, while 198 were held by women. The research, part of the "Gender Analysis of Leadership Positions and Municipality Programs 2020/2021," shows that the decisions made on municipality levels are being made by men. This was the conclusion that...

Gender Equality Platform: We demand control of the work of the prosecutors who do not perform their duties in expert and professional manner [Photo gallery]

We demand efficient and effective protection of the victims of gender-based violence. Therefore, Ljubomir Jovevski, the Public Prosecutor of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Aco Kolevski, the Chair of the Council of Public Prosecutors, we remind you about your obligation to timely and effectively conduct the criminal prosecution of the perpetrators in accordance with the Criminal Code, said...

Analysis: In the IT sector in North Macedonia, the gap between men and women almost non-existent

Unlike other industrial sectors in the Macedonian economy, the IT sector stands out as the one where the gap between men and women is almost non-existent. In some industries, such as digital marketing, the ratio is 55.56% percent women versus 44.44% percent men. Over the years, the number of women graduates in formal education is on the rise. If in...

“Gender Equality” and the “Colourful Revolution” at the Skopje Marathon

More than 8,000 participants from 46 countries will today take part in the “Wizz Air Skopje Marathon”. It is the 12th marathon in Skopje. The Marathon is organised and supported by The City of Skopje, The European Union Mission, and a prize fund which is worth 17,100 euros. During the marathon, a “Equal Gender’” campaign will take place organised by...