Gender analysis of the programmes and budgets of the Local self-government units Study for the Municipalities Bogovinje, Aerodrom, Mavrovo and Rostuse and Gjorce Petrov

The Constitution of Republic of Macedonia guarantees equality of the citizens of Republic of Macedonia regardless of the gender, ethnic background and social status. The constitution is followed through via series of laws and acts which are founded upon the principle of equality and non-discrimination, and are exercised in the state institutions as well as in the local self-government units (LSGU).
The local self-government units in Republic of Macedonia, in accordance with the legal frameworks, have clearly defined obligations to encourage and improve gender equality between women and men at local level. The Law on Equal Opportunities sets forth that “the local self-government units within the frames of their respective competences are obliged to ascertain and improve equal opportunities and to respect the princi- ple of equal opportunities while adopting the measures and activities which are required in order to establish equal opportunities.” The obligations of the LSGU include normative and special measures which prohibit discrimination based on gender and promote gender equality.

Year of publication: 2016