Research Reports
  • Access to Healthcare in Kosovo (pdf)

    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? (pdf)

    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.

  • Establishing the EU Gender Equality Index in Kosovo (pdf)

    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.

  • How Might EU Accession Impact Gender Equality in Kosovo? (pdf)

    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.

  • Budgeting for a Better Environment (pdf)

  • Budgeting for Gender Equality in Trade and Industry (pdf)

  • Who Cares? Demand, Supply, and Options for Expanding Childcare Availability in Kosovo (pdf)

    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.

  • Budgeting for Better Education (pdf)

  • Striking a Balance Policy Options for Amending Kosovo’s Law on Labour (pdf)

     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.

  • Sexual Harassment in Kosovo (pdf)

     © Kosovo Women’s Network, 2016 Authors: Ariana Qosaj-Mustafa, Adelina Berisha, Nicole Farnsworth, and Iliriana Banjska ISBN 978-9951-8923-1-5 Printed by Night Design in Prishtina, Kosovo, using ecofriendly printing. This research was funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the funds of Austrian Development Cooperation. The views presented do not necessarily correspond with the views of the Austrian Development Agency. www.womensnetwork.org

  • Budgeting for Social Welfare (pdf)

     A Gender+ Analysis to Inform Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in Kosovo for 2016-2018

  • No More Excuses - An Analysis of Attitudes, Incidence and Institutional Responses to Domestic Violence in Kosovo (pdf)

    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.

  • Budgeting for Social Welfare - A Rapid Gender Analysis to Inform Gender Responsive Budgeting in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in Kosovo (pdf)

  • Where’s the Money for Women’s Rights? (pdf)

    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.

  • At What Cost? Budgeting for the Implementation of the Legal Framework against Domestic Violence in Kosovo (pdf)

    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. 

  • Exploratory Research on the Extent of Gender-Based Violence in Kosova and Its Impact on Women’s Reproductive Health (pdf)

    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.  

  • 1325 Facts and Fables (pdf)

    A collection of stories about the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security in Kosovo since 2000 

  • Monitoring Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Kosovo (pdf)

    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. 

  • Monitoring Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Kosova - 2nd edition (pdf)

    This report revisits KWN’s prior research on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Kosova in the context of post-independent Kosovo. 

  • More Than “Words on Paper”? The Response of Justice Providers to Domestic Violence in Kosovo (pdf)

    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.

  • Security Begins at Home: Research to Inform the First National Strategy and Action Plan against Domestic Violence in Kosovo (pdf)

    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. 

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