Ladies march for equality in North Macedonia’s capital

SKOPJE, March 9 (Xinhua) — Members of the ruling party SDSM Women Forum held a Women’s Day march in North Macedonia’s capital Skopje on Saturday, calling for equal rights for all.

Participants marched on the street of downtown Skopje under the slogan “Equal! We can!”

In his address at the event, North Macedonian Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that women deserve to be on the pedestal of the society.

“As a member of the United Nations (UN), it is our duty to meet before 2030 the UN’s sustainable development goals and to provide overall well-being, gender equality, equal employment chances, as well as decent and equal pay for all,” said Zaev.

The coordinator of the SDSM Women’s Forum, Cvetanka Laskova said that the forum will continue to fight for equality at every level.

“I am optimistic that by 2020, half of the country’s political structures will be women,” said Laskova.

Vice President of the Party of European Socialist Women, Mija Javornik, who participated in the march, said that North Macedonia’s women have restored the country on the right track to freedom, unity and social justice.