Since Macedonia`s accession process is stalled because of the name dispute, EU has got somewhat less leverage to influence reforms. Fortunately, that has, so far, negatively affected just some aspects of the human right situation, itself being better than one might thereafter expect. Among top achievements, demilitarization of childhood and marginalizing of the disappearance risks lead the way. Unlawful killings, or violence against human rights defenders, are relatively rare (the latter, alas, worse than last year). Results of the struggle against human trafficking are some. On the other hand, even though a quasi-consociation system has been built since 2001, minority rights are in bad shape, especially of those particular local communities which are too small to qualify for special
privileges guaranteed by OFA. Women and girls` rights are also poorly protected. Gender equality is lacking in many fields, often in spite of existing non-discriminatory legislation. Incidence of child labor is not too high, but that of beating under-15s is (70%). Ill treatment in custody is also quite common. Discrimination upon various grounds affects employment (such as when it is politically motivated, both in public and in private sector) but also safety and security (when it comes to violent homophobia such as during the Skopje Pride Week 2013).