The national strategy for gender equality (2013-2020) is the first strategic document of its kind adopted in 2013 by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia. The strategy was adopted based on Article 9, paragraph 3 of the Law on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men which lays down the legal grounds for adoption of the strategy and defines the institutional structure in charge of its implementation. The Strategy, together with the National Action Plan (2013-2016) has the purpose of providing complete equality between women and men, both on a horizontal level, as well as by sectors. The shadow report on the implementation of the Strategy for Gender Equality is the third independent report which aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of the level of implementation of the
measures and activities envisaged in the strategy, the action plan, as well as the operational plan for 2015.