A few years ago, as migrant crisis was intensifying and the conflict in Syria was escalating, North Macedonia did not remain immune to the foreign fighter’s phenomena. This was quite a surprise for the society as a whole. Although there were no official data, in 2018 media sources reported that it was approximated that between 75 and 90 Macedonian citizens joined the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), whereby women make a significant percentage of this group. Another media source reported that the total unofficial number of recruited Macedonian citizens was 156, nine of whom are women; 83 persons are said to have returned to the country. In 2017, the Republic of Macedonia adopted the National strategy for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and the National Counterterrorism Strategy (CT) but these two strategies lack the gender perspective on these issues. Women’s engagement in these processes is a result of joint impact of different societal factors and variables. The paper aims to examine and provide deeper analysis of the current situation and most significant grassroot initiatives, which will be used as the basis for recommendations for improvement.