KFOR organized in Pristina the Conference
06.07.2017

 On June 1 and 2, was held the Conference "Gender Perspective Days" organized by KFOR, attended by ambassadors, leaders of various local and international organizations, political figures and members of the Kosovo Police and Security Force. The first day of the Conference was held in Hotel Sirius. 
      General Major Giovanni Fungo at the opening of the conference during his speech, among others said that "gender equality is becoming very important and if the aspects of legal equality are not taken into account then they can be an obstacle to fulfill our mission." Given that this was the first time that KFOR was organizing an event outside its fences, General Fungo described it as "a step forward to make more connections with Kosovo society". 
      After the video message from the former President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, and a speech by NATO Commander Michelle Howard, Igballe Rogova, Executive Director of KWN, among other things recalled the beginning of KFOR cooperation with women's organizations, emphasizing the importance of gender mainstreaming and challenges with which our society continues to face. 
     On the second day of the conference, which was held at the KFOR campus, Rogova spoke about the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 United Nations Resolution on Women Peace and Security 1325 from a political perspective and gender perspective, highlighting the struggle and role of women in civil society in this process. It further indicated on international and domestic advocacy for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) since its adoption in 2000 and that after the war in Kosovo, it used the Resolution to seek more Meetings between UN officials, international decision-makers and women in Kosovo.
       By overcoming the obstacles they faced and taking into account the commitment of women to contribute to peace building and to participate in the negotiations, Rogova recalled: "It was this period when KWN and the Women in Black Network decided to create the Women's Peace Coalition by joining women from Kosovo and Serbia who, based on Resolution 1325, wanted to have at least one woman in the negotiating team of both states stressing the importance of lobbying for women's participation in peacebuilding."

 
Kosova Women's Network