Women in Macedonia

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Women in Macedonia
Macedonia en rojo.jpg
A woman in Macedonia wearing traditional garb
Gender Inequality Index[1]
Value 0.162 (2013)
Rank 31st out of 152
Maternal mortality (per 100,000) 10 (2010)
Women in parliament 34.1% (2013)
Females over 25 with secondary education 40.2% (2012)
Women in labour force 42.9% (2012)
Global Gender Gap Index[2]
Value 0.7013 (2013)
Rank 57th out of 136

Women in Macedonia are women who live in or are from the Republic of Macedonia. They live in a Macedonian society that is customarily patriarchal. Being in a country that was ravaged by internal conflict known as the Insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonian women played important roles in peacebuilding during time periods classified as the pre-conflict period (before the conflict), the conflict period (during the conflict), and the post-conflict period (after the conflict).[3]

Traditionally, the women of Macedonia perform domestic work. In the field of academics, some Macedonian women focus in the study of the Humanities. Some women in Macedonia hold positions of authority. Women receive "inheritance" through the dowry system, because inheritance is traditionally transferred to male heirs. But some modern-day women receive inheritance that is divided among siblings by their parents or by assigning which property goes to whom. The traditional way women greet each other involves exchanging kisses. Traditional medicine are handled by some old women who act as faith healers healing people against illnesses caused by the so-called "evil eye".[4]

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  1. ^ "Table 4: Gender Inequality Index". United Nations Development Programme. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). World Economic Forum. pp. 12–13. 
  3. ^ MACEDONIA: How Are Women Faring In Macedonia?, AWID, September 12, 2009, peacewomen.org
  4. ^ Macedonia, everyculture.com

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