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Jeta Xharra, Kosovo Director for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, speaks about the role of women in fighting corruption at the fourth annual Week of Women in Kosovo. Credit: Arben Llapashtica (NDI)
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Women Leaders Unite in Kosovo for Week of Women
More than 100 Kosovar women from all sectors of society traveled to Pristina last week for the fourth annual Week of Women (WoW). The weeklong event, supported by NDI, brings together Kosovar women to hone skills and techniques to help them become...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Bringing HOPE to women's empowerment in the Balkans
On May 27, the National Democratic Institute hosted the 2014 HOPE Fellows for a presentation titled, “When Legislation is Not Enough: Addressing Gaps in Implementation of Kosovo’s Laws on Gender Equality.” Speaking directly to the topic of realizing...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Week of women empowers emerging leaders in Kosovo
Kosovo’s first woman mayor, Mimoza Kusari-Lila of Gjakova, thinks that politics is a bit like riding a bicycle. You shouldn’t look down, but concentrate on the road ahead. “When you run for office, you shouldn’t focus on bumps and obstacles in the...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Kosovo's path to gender equality
Celebrating only five years of independence and following recent fanfare surrounding its struggle to achieve recognition by 100 members of the United Nations, Kosovo may not necessarily be the first country that comes to mind in contemporary...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
KOSOVO'S 'WEEK OF WOMEN' EMPOWERS WOMEN TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community. But Gafurri had to struggle to make...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
KOSOVO'S 'WEEK OF WOMEN' EMPOWERS WOMEN TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE
When Ilirjana Gafurri, a political party activist in Peja, Kosovo, won a seat on her local council six years ago, she became an advocate for issues such as better health care and women’s equality in her community. But Gafurri had to struggle to make...