“Our Army is an Army of all male and female citizens of the country and that is why it should take into account the equality between men and women. I am pleased that in recent years we have seriously increased the number of women – officers. “The number of colonels in the Army has tripled, i.e. female colonels in the Army, and we have increased the number of females enrolled in the Military Academy”, the minister said
Shekerinska said that this means creating a youth that will really be a NATO youth and added that as a result of this investment, one of our female cadets was awarded as the best foreign cadet at the Military Academy in Austria.
“It’s worth investing in women; it’s worth investing in women in the Army. At today’s meeting, we confirmed that as a NATO member state, we have a lot to offer. For the first time we are making an additional plan for this gender perspective in the Army and defence as well, and we will have something to be proud of in front of our female members and our male and female citizens, but also in front of NATO”, the minister concluded.