Advocacy Efforts for Human Rights Supported by KWN during November  

During the month of November, the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) supported activities aimed at advancing the implementation of human rights.  

The November 5th march, “One Nation for Justice” (Alb:Një popull për Drejtësi), which demanded justice for the death of activist Astrit Dehari, was a recent activity that highlighted efforts to address the violation of human rights in the country. KWN was one of 153 supporters that attended the march.  

 “The undersigned organizations and individuals call for the full and prompt discovery of the circumstances of Astrit Dehari’s violent death. This should be done by credible, independent and professional investigators and prosecutors. The findings of experts from the Lausanne Institute should guide this new investigation. The subject of investigation and accountability should be all the persons responsible throughout the institutional chain from the Government, Police, Prison Directorate, Prosecutor’s Office and Department of Forensic Medicine”, it stated as part of the call for the march, which was held on the third anniversary of Dehari’s death.  

On November 13, KWN supported an open letter to the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee for Political Affairs and Democracy, calling on them to prevent the selection of Alexei Kondratiev, Russian Parliamentary Assembly delegate, as the reporter for Kosovo. 

Immediately following this response from over 40 civil society organizations, the Council of Europe’s Rapporteur in Kosovo elected German Peter Beyer. 

On the same day, The Security and Gender Equality Group (SGG) urged the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to distribute funds to Kosovo shelters, as per the Law on the Kosovo Budget 2019.  

As a member of the SGG, KWN supports the above letter, which you can read in full HERE  

Whereas, On November 29, KWN joined some 40 CSOs to demand from the Kosovo Government to establish a central emergency headquarters, consisting of responsible institutions that will conduct and coordinate all actions needed to help citizens sheltered in Kosovo as a consequence of the deadly earthquake that hit Albania on November 26th.  

Read HERE the full letter. (Available in Albanian only).