This study is the result of a project conducted by Reactor-Research in Action during 2014 and 2015, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and with funding from the French Embassy in Skopje. The overall objective of the project was to contribute to the improvement of the status of women in the Republic of Macedonia, in particular in the area of political participation. We aimed to achieve this by providing new understanding of the inequalities women and men face in political and public life, mainly through comprehensive research.