North Macedonia

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Assembly of the Republic

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Women's Parliamentary Club
(January 2003)


The caucus is open to male MPs
The caucus is cross-party
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus


Issues dealt with by the caucus
- Amendments to the Election Code to ensure at least every third position on the candidates’ election lists be allocated to the less represented gender with the result that in 2006, 37 women MPs (30.8%of all MPs) were elected;
Support for the drafting and adoption of a Law on Equal Opportunities;
Tabling amendments to the Law on Health Insurance to ensure free preventive gynecological examinations for the early detection of cervix cancer and breast cancer.
- Support to incorporate a new chapter for the protection of victims of family violence into the Law on Families;
Amendments to the Law on Games of Chance and Entertainment Games (Gambling Law), to establish a special fund to fight against family violence;
Amendments to the 2008 Budget of the Republic of Macedonia to increase funding for centers providing shelter for the homeless and victims of family violence.
- Amendments to the Law on Pension and Disability Insurance, which extended the retirement age based on years of work experience, by an additional two years.
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
The caucus has a communication plan

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