Monuments honouring women as fighters in the People’s Liberation War have been erected in several places in the country. Many women have joined the partisan movement. Officially, 5,752 women participated in the National Liberation War, about 300 of them were killed, 7 were declared national heroes, and 141 women were awarded a special military decoration of the SFRY, a Partisans’ Memorial Medal 1941.
This monument is a resemblance of the latter, located in the park known as the Woman’s Park between the Parliament and the City Shopping Center in Skopje. It was built of marble and was inaugurated on Women’s Day, March 8, 1970.
The author of this monument is Boro Mitrikeski (1927 – 2018), a Macedonian sculptor and a former member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU).