The situation of women in the region is often complex. Although the former communist regimes acknowledged their role in the workforce, society and politics, traditional gender roles have proved resilient. Today's women grapple with the opportunities and challenges of a fast-changing technological society, while also seeking to protect their rights.
With EU membership on their wish lists, many countries are making progress in gender equality, laws and practices. Perceptions towards women are changing, and so is their way of life.
Albania's new government will have six women in ministerial positions, including the first female minister of defence.
The election of the first headscarved woman in Bosnia and Herzegovina sends an important message to Europe.
A proposal for the imposition of a 40 percent quota for women on the boards of publicly-listed companies in the EU by 2020 was put on hold.
Several nations in the Balkans are encouraging girls to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.
In this episode, We present highlights of what is published on Setimes in the past week.
Female drivers battle both traffic jams and stereotypes as they try to earn a living.
Same work, same pay is as elusive in Southeast Europe as it is across the rest of Europe.
New data by Macedonia's ombudsman suggests women have narrowed the gender gap in both state and local administration.
Can women attend Friday prayer? This question is rising as more women attend service.
NGOs representing women criticize lack of government representation, saying the country is sliding backwards.