The Labor Law of N. Macedonia provides for paid leave for personal and family circumstances of up to seven working days. The General Collective Agreement for the private sector entitles new fathers to two days of paid leave.
The EU Work-Life Balance Directive provides for at least 10 days of paternity leave for fathers. The Labor Law of N. Macedonia needs to be amended, providing the right for fathers to paid parental leave to spend time with their children. This is important for building bonds between fathers and their newborns, and contributes to gender equality!

This campaign aims towards #ExpandingChoices through family-friendly policies, as an important step towards ending gender-based discrimination at work and furthering women’s labour rights. This campaign has received support from UNFPA, funded by the Austrian Development Agency, and from the EU, co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.