Past projects

Women in the Macedonian Economy

The goal of the project “Women in the Macedonian economy” was to provide a deeper understanding of the roots and causes of the discrimination women face on the labor market by obtaining new and accurate data. By stressing the importance and recognizing and understanding the different traditions, experiences and practices in the diverse multiethnic society, the project recommended adequate policies for the improvement of the position of the women in the Macedonian economy.

The goal of the project “Women in the Macedonian economy” was to provide a deeper understanding of the roots and causes of the discrimination women face on the labor market by obtaining new and accurate data. By stressing the importance and recognizing and understanding the different traditions, experiences and practices in the diverse multiethnic society, the project recommended adequate policies for the improvement of the position of the women in the Macedonian economy. 

Reactor implemented the project activities in cooperation with its partner organization - Macedonian Center for European Training in four municipalities: Karposh and Shuto Orizari in Skopje, Tetovo and Strumica. 

Three specific objectives for this project were the following:
Improving of policies in four municipalities in regard to the status of women in the economy;
Establishing an effective cooperation among civil society organizations and to build coalitions across different communities (Macedonian, Albanian and Roma);
Promoting the economic rights of women.

The project provided new policy analyses and data on the current state of affairs, facilitated debates among relevant stakeholders, provided new policy options with clear goals and solutions for local and national problems and advocated for the improvement of gender policies on the local and national levels.  Within this project will be supported building of links and coalitions across different communities and between woman organizations and local, formal and informal organizations, resulting in creation of strong networks that will become relevant partners in the process of gender policy creation, both on local and national level. The project was designed around three components:  Fighting Discrimination (research, lobbying and advocacy); Assisting civil society (capacity building and networking) and Promoting the right of women (building public awareness). 

The project was funded by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, with co-funding from the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia.