Ministry of Defence and Army of Republic of North Macedonia increased capacities to conduct gender–sensitive job satisfaction research using SPSS

16-17 September 2021, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. 

Nine representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia completed two-day Training on Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The training was organized and delivered by SEESAC at the request of the MoD of North Macedonia as a part of previously conducted Training on Gender Sensitive Research.

The training aims to build capacities for using software as part of a broader capacity building support for gathering gender disaggregated data for evidence-based policy making, targeting primarily HR departments. This training enabled finalization of the survey that the MoD is currently conducting as well as mastering a tool (Statistical package) for future in-house research.

The Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on Gender Mainstreaming in Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans project is financed by the governments of Norway and the Slovak Republic. With the support of UNDP SEESAC, the project provides the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in the Western Balkans with a platform where, over the next three years, they can exchange ideas and develop policies to ensure long-term and sustainable inclusion of the gender perspective in defence policies and practices.