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FemArt7 in Kosovo focuses on Freedom vs. Shame to encourage more women in decision-making and peacebuilding

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Be my Face exhibition, portraying stories of conflict-related sexual violence survivors, kicked off the Festival. Held in the Hotel Grand, Pristina, it was the site 20 years ago of numerous conflict-related sexual violence crimes.

Call for Proposal (CFP) Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Sustainable Future in Kosovo

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Call for Proposal (CFP) Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Sustainable Future in Kosovo

Documentary film by Emmy award winning director shines a spotlight on challenges of prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence

Friday, June 28, 2019

Around 200 people filled the Kino Armata in Pristina, Kosovo to watch the documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ directed by Emmy-award winner and human rights activist, Leslie Thomas. The film follows three dedicated lawyers on three continents in their journey towards justice to ensure that sexual violence in conflict is not met with impunity.

Take five: “Impunity is not acceptable”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Drita Hajdari is a prosecutor for the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo, where she investigates and prosecutes war crimes. To date, no one has been successfully charged with conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo. Today, police investigators and special prosecutors, like Ms. Hajdari, are working on an increasing number of cases, with a victim-centred approach. UN Women, through the Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice project, funded by the European Union, has facilitated mentoring support from international criminal law experts to prosecutors and investigators in Kosovo.

Getting young women into tech to break gender stereotypes

Thursday, May 30, 2019

On 26 April, International Girls in ICT Day, 800 young women and girls from across Kosovo engaged in a full day event aimed at encouraging and empowering them to pursue education and careers in information and communication technologies

United Nations Youth Assembly in Kosovo showcases young peoples’ role as agents of change in communities and peace-building

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The United Nations Youth Assembly held from 24 to 25 April, provided a platform for youth from different ethnic, religious and linguistic groups to share experiences and challenges across ethnic, religious and linguistic boundaries, while engaging directly with decision-makers and influencers.

Kosovo to amend its Constitution to recognize the Istanbul Convention

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention, sets comprehensive standards to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence.

Kosovo increases capacities on implementing the Istanbul Convention

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

In a process initiated by the Caucus of Women Members of Parliament, the Constitutional Court of Kosovo , granted full permission for an amendment of the Constitution’s Article 22 to include the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence...

Kosovo marks World Press Freedom Day by awarding first-ever prize for the best piece on women’s empowerment and leadership, supported by UN Women

Friday, May 3, 2019

Marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May in Kosovo this year, the Women’s Empowerment Journalism Prize was awarded for the first time with the support of UN Women.

Kosovo marks World Press Freedom Day by awarding first-ever prize for the best piece on women’s empowerment and leadership, supported by UN Women

Friday, May 3, 2019

Marking World Press Freedom Day on 3 May in Kosovo this year, the Women’s Empowerment Journalism Prize was awarded for the first time with the support of UN Women.

Kosovo promotes sport as a powerful vehicle to drive social change

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, , UN Women and the Kosovo Football Federation organized the “Sport for Peace” event, where girls and boys from different communities in Kosovo showed how sport can strengthen social ties by bringing people together regardless of gender, religion, age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Kosovo to start using an integrated database for cases of domestic violence

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ms. Ulrika Richardson, United Nations Development Coordinator, congratulating Kosovo on the key step forward in addressing and preventing domestic violence. Photo: UN Women Kosovo On 14 March 2019, a key milestone was achieved for Kosovo [1] when government institutions dealing with violence against women and girls signed a memorandum of understanding on an integrated and unified database for cases of domestic violence. This database will enable the monitoring and prosecution of domestic...

Shining a light on conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo

Monday, March 25, 2019

Organized by the Jahjaga Foundation with the German Embassy, UN Women and the UN Kosovo Team, the conference not only served to shine a light on some of the darkest corners of human experience and share painful truths of conflict-related sexual violence, but also aimed to inspire global collaborations.

For a lasting peace in Kosovo and the region, political processes need to be gender-inclusive

Monday, March 25, 2019

Over 250 representatives of political and civil society groups from Kosovo and across the Balkans attended the 2019 Global Open Day, jointly organized by the UN and the European Union (EU), which both look to further increase their collaboration to increase involvement of women in decision-making processes.

Girls innovate for change in Kosovo

Monday, March 18, 2019

The UN Women Office in Kosovo, in partnership with IPKO Foundation, UNICEF, UN Kosovo Team, Agency for Gender Equality and SIDA, organized “Girls Innovate for Change” workshop with the aim of breaking barriers in traditionally male dominated professions.

Across eastern Europe, rethinking urban planning, infrastructure and safety bring changes in women’s lives

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Across eastern Europe social support services have not been very inclusive, whether it be because of armed conflict, local decision-making or simply dangerous, unsafe neighborhoods. Now, people are calling for better infrastructure, safer cities and urban planning.

International Women's Day around Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

On and around International Women’s Day, 8 March, a rich diversity of initiatives celebrate women and girls, their limitless imagination, their joyous dreams and their boundless strength across Europe and Central Asia. UN Women, along with partners, organized events across the region, under the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, putting innovation by women and girls, for women and girls, at the heart of efforts to achieve gender equality.

Take Five: “Patriarchal culture is one of the biggest barriers in ending violence against women”

Friday, February 22, 2019

Zita Gurmai is a Member of the Hungarian National Assembly, Vice-President of the Hungarian National Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Throughout her career she has supported numerous organizations aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s political participation.

Regional forum takes stock of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Friday, December 28, 2018

Convened by the Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, UN Women, the European Union, and the Council of Europe (CoE), in partnership with European Women’s Lobby, the regional forum reviewed progress in fulfillment of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention. The forum took place within the framework of the EU-UN Women regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds".

TAKE FIVE: “Femicide is fueled by patriarchal social norms and changing minds is of utmost importance”

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kosana Beker spoke to UN Women about her investigation and the importance of effective prevention and protection approaches to end femicides in Serbia.

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