Mitrovica Women’s Association empowers young women decision-makers

 On 14 September in Mitrovica, Mitrovica Women’s Association for Human Rights organized a training in the framework of “Young women decision-makers” project. This training was attended by 10 women candidates in local elections from the Municipality of Mitrovica, Director of MWAHR and representatives of Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN). 
     Considering the very small number of women candidates to Municipal Assembly and the very small number of women in decision-making positions, the organization initiated the implementation of this project which aims at increasing the number of women candidates for the Municipal Assembly members, greater participation in public debates and a broader inclusion of women in decision-making processes. 
               The training aimed to build the capacity for new women candidates, prepare them for public presentations. The topics dealt with in this meaning and of which women gained new knowledge included: communication, debate, public presentation, leadership. 
               One of the women who is running for the first time for assembly member added that, “The importance of this training is in empowering the women who participate in decision-making processes and that regardless of the fact that all the women present in this training were from different political parties, this training is important for each of us and empowers us as society, as women. The decision to get involved in politics was not easy and I hope that the other women will support us.” 
This project was supported by Kosovo Women's Fund (KWF) of the Kosovo Women's Network (KWN) and funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).

Kosovo Women's Fund Documentary, 2015-2017

Kosova Women's Network