The resulting report examines the extent to which Kosovars utilize public and private healthcare services; encounter financial, geographic, ethnic, cultural and/or knowledge barriers in accessing healthcare; and are aware of their rights as patients. This report examines differences in access to healthcare based on gender, ethnicity and residency. Recommendations focus on areas requiring additional research, awareness-raising opportunities and policy options.
What Do Women Want from the EU Accession Process in Kosovo? summarizes key issues that diverse women in civil society and politics in Kosovo have raised during consultations held throughout 2016. In the spirit of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, the paper seeks to bring women’s voices into Kosovo’s EU Accession process. Where feasible, issues raised by women are linked directly to relevant EU directives, the new EU Gender Action Plan and Kosovo law.
This paper examines which data Kosovo currently has available towards establishing the Gender Equality Index in Kosovo. Where data is lacking, KWN proposes cost-efficient solutions for institutionalizing the collection of data still needed. Establishing this Index can be very useful for policy-makers and activists alike, KWN argues, by providing a tool for monitoring progress over time. This can inform baseline data, indicators and targets, such as related to Kosovo’s forthcoming new Programme on Gender Equality, among other strategic documents.
This working paper uses statistical analysis as well as draws from qualitative information available to examine how EU Accession has impacted gender equality in other countries. The authors sought to learn lessons for Kosovo based on the experiences of other countries, towards informing Kosovo’s EU Accession process from a gender perspective.
In Kosovo, women’s labour force participation rate is among the lowest in the world: 18.1%. Several studies have shown that care responsibilities at home contribute to women’s low participation. This paper examines covered and uncovered demand for childcare services in Kosovo; the availability of public and private care services; and diverse stakeholders’ perspectives regarding options for establishing more, sustainable childcare services.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) heads the working group that is placing the final touches on revisions to Kosovo’s Law on Labour. In this context, Minister Arban Abrashi requested that the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) provide input on this process. In response, this paper draws from a mixed methods research methodology that included an analysis of the existing relevant legal framework, review of practices in other countries, a face-to-face survey of a simple random sample of 400 employers (private, public, and civil society) from 30 municipalities, and a survey of 1,301 women and 374 men, using convenience sampling.
The report examines perceptions, awareness, and attitudes towards domestic violence, as well as institutional responses. It compares the situation in Kosovo in 2015 to that in 2008. Specific recommendations are given for institutions.
Women’s rights organizations play important roles in supporting the establishment of democratic institutions, furthering women’s rights as human rights, transforming gender norms, raising public awareness, providing services to the most marginalized (particularly in the absence of state services), and holding governments accountable through advocacy.
This report uses a macro-level approach to examine the costs of preventing domestic violence, protecting victims, prosecuting perpetrators and supporting their rehabilitation and reintegration, as per the applicable laws in Kosovo.
Drawing from in-depth interviews, KWN examines how various forms of violence against women before, during and after the war have impacted on their short- and long-term reproductive health, funded by UNFPA.
The result ongoing work since 2005, the report assesses the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Kosovo. It examines key areas of obligation according to UNSCR 1325: 1) Inclusion of women at all decision-making levels; 2) Gender perspective and training of police and military personnel; 3) Protection and respect of human rights of women and girls; and 4) Inclusion of gender perspective in UN reports. The research received funding from UNDEF and UNIFEM.
KWN examines the extent to which justice providers are fulfilling their legal obligations to investigate, prosecute, and punish perpetrators of domestic violence, while offering effective remedies for victims in this 2009 UNDP-supported report.
In the first Kosovo-wide survey on domestic violence, KWN examines perceptions, extent (including by demographic group) and strategies for addressing it. The Agency for Gender Equality contracted KWN, funded by UNDP.