Women's political leadership
Social-economic status as a factor for political participation
The findings of the study point out that in 2017, the employment rate of women in North Macedonia is 34.6% compared to 53.6% for men. Women earn a lower salary then men by 12.5%. They are less prone to business ventures, as in 2017 there was 2.51 times more men compared to women entrepreneurs.
In discussing sources of motivation for their potential engagement, 67.4% of respondents say that there is nothing that could motivate them to get engaged in political life. The remaining percentage is evenly distributed across a multitude of sources of motivation, such as a job opportunity (6.4%), money (5.3%) and many other sources. We might conclude that there is no single and specific prevailing motivator or factor that would encourage the participants to become politically active.
In collaboration with the Arab Women Organization (AWO), Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) have developed a template guiding election observation from a gender perspective in the Arab region.
The template provides resources to facilitate the tasks of election observers in a way that contributes to preparing sound and thoroughly integrated reports on election monitoring from a gender perspective.