Women in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (also known as Macedonia), especially those belonging to the Roma or Albanian minorities, face challenges to gender equality due to political, economic and social discrimination. Macedonia's dispute with Greece over its name -- as Greece fears that the use of the same name as a Greek region implies territorial ambition -- resulted in Greece's attempt to block Macedonia's NATO bid in 2008. Macedonia succeeded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1994 and is ranked 67 out of 144 listed countries in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Macedonia ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 6 March 2014. During the 2017 October Open Debate, Macedonia did not give any statements affirming support for WPS. In 2017, $112 mln were spent by Macedonia on its military; subsequently, the National Action Plan (NAP) on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000) has no specific allocated budget. Women peace activists in FYRO Macedonia continue to advocate for women's rights and peace admidst the ethnic and political turmoil.