On Jul. 1, the Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) will present key findings and recommendations from its newest report: Budgeting for Social Welfare: A Rapid Gender Analysis to Inform Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare – the first report of its kind in Kosovo.
On 8 Mar. 2014, International Women’s Day, with the initiative of the association “Thirjet e Nënave” (Mother’s Call), KWN will organize a protest to support mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of missing persons with the motto: "We are with you."
On 14 February 2014, at 17:00 at the plateau near the Grand Hotel in Prishtina, women and men, boys and girls will harness their power and imagination, rising for JUSTICE for women and girls who experience violence.
The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) and Alter Habitus – Institute for Studies in Society and Culture launched the report Where’s the Money for Women’s Rights? A Kosovo Case Study. The research, supported by the Association of Women in Development (AWID) and Kvinna till Kvinna, was conducted between January and September 2013. The report draws from 40 interviews with donors who have worked in Kosovo and a survey of 90 diverse women’s organizations.
Today (14 Nov.) at 15:00 – 16:00, the Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) will organize a street action as part of the 2013 Regional Young Feminist Forum which will address the issue of “Discrimination at work – Promotion at work” for women. The performance will take place in front of the National Theatre in Mother Teresa Square, and all citizens are invited to attend.
The street action includes a well-coordinated performance prepared by young women participants at the Forum, in cooperation with NGO “Artpolis.”
This Forum involves young women in impacting local and global issues.The 2013 Regional Young Feminist Forum is supported by Kvinna till Kvinna (KtK).
Kosova Women’s Network (KWN), on Nov. 13 & 14, organizes the 2013 Regional Young Feminist Forum. The Forum will focus on the impact that young women have in actual local and global issues. The Forum is supported by Kvinna till Kvinna (KtK).
Yesterday on September 2, 2013, during the Kosova Women’s Network bimonthly regular meeting, it was decided to give letter of recognition for merit to the world champion in judo who represented us and brought the gold medal, Majlinda Kelmendi and also Nora Gjakova, who won the eighth place at the World Championship in judo.
A delegation from KWN will visit them to congratulate for winning the golden medal and to give the recognitions, on Thursday September 2, 2013.
As a world champion in Judo, Majlinda Kelmendi, is the first national heroine of the State of Kosova. Kosova Women’s Network members, congratulate both of them for winning and hope that both will become a good example for young women in Kosova, to realize their dreams, as Majlinda gave her message at the airport: “It does not matter where you start but what you aim. With dedication, work and willingness, everyone succeeds to achieve their goals”.
The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) supports, protects and promotes the rights and the interests of women and girls throughout Kosova, regardless of their political beliefs, religion, age, level of education, sexual orientation and ability. KWN fulfills its mission through the exchange of experience and information, partnership and networking, research, advocacy and service. As a network of 105 women’s organizations of all ethnic groups from throughout Kosova, KWN advocates on behalf of Kosovar women, at the national, regional and international levels.
Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) reacts against the draft law on amnesty and urges members of the Assembly of Republic of Kosova not to vote this draft law, since it intends to provide amnesty for a huge number of criminal offenses.
Hiding behind the First Agreement for Normalization of Relations between Kosova and Serbia, signed by Prime ministers Thaçi and Daçiç, the Government and the Assembly of the Republic of Kosova by means of this law are also forgiving a series of criminal acts endangering the rule of law in Kosova.
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at approximately 20:35, Human Rights Activist Nazlie Bala was physically attacked at the entrance to her apartment. She was then threatened: “Be aware that we will kill you.”
The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) condemns this attack, and we demand urgently an investigation by the Kosovo Police, as well as immediate protection for Nazlie Bala.
This attack follows the threat made to Nazlie Bala’s life on March 20, 2013, which stated that if she protects “the shame,” a bullet “awaits” her. These threats and attacks have been a consequence of her appearance on RTK show “Në Kërkim” (“In Search”) last week, when Bala provided evidence related to rapes perpetrated against women during the war in Kosovo.
The attack against Nazlie Bala, a renowned women’s rights activist, is not only an attack against her, but an attack on all of our efforts to protect the dignity of women survivors of sexual violence during the war.
We inform the attackers that such threats and violence will never deter our efforts to further justice in our country and to restore the dignity of women survivors of violence.
We are all Nazlie Bala!