Republic of Macedonia - Shadow Report on CEDAW

The report aims to represent the situation in relation to the level of compliance of the national legislation with the provision of the CEDAW Convention, as well as other relevant international treaties, the factual situation with regard to the discrimination against women in all spheres of society and provide insight in the achieved progress i.e. actions undertaken by the Republic of Macedonia upon the Concluding Comments of the UN CEDAW Committee issued in the last round of reporting by the state.

The following methodological procedures were conducted within the legal and factual analysis of CEDAW: content analysis; national survey; focus groups and individual interviews and request for collecting public information data.

The following civil organizations contributed to the drafting of this report: Women association “Bojana”, NGO “LIL”, Organization of women in the city of Skopje, Association of friendship among Turkish women, Women’s Forum Tetovo, Polio Plus, Republic centre for supporting the people with mental disability – PORAKA, HOPS, Association of young lawyers, Open Gate, H.E.R.A. and Coalition for sexual and health rights of the marginalized communities.