In North Macedonia, women not only score low when it comes to active participation in politics but also in electing their representatives.
While electoral quotas allocate 30% of the voter lists for Parliament and municipal councils for women, their participation in decision-making remains very limited. Elected women follow the voting agenda of Party leadership, with almost no women-led initiatives or decision-making power.
Only 4 of 20 Government ministers are women, and only 6 of 81 municipalities in North Macedonia have women Mayors.
Therefore, the Institute for Leadership and Public Policy with the support of the British Embassy in Skopje will conduct a project that will empower women from all nine (9) municipalities in the Polog region to become part of the decision-making processes through voting, political engagement, and decision making.