On September 4, an Austrian delegation comprised of Minister for Internal Affairs, Ms. Karoline Edtstadler; Office of the Secretary of State, Mr. Gernot Maier; Dr. Elisabeth Lemmerer form Unit for Bi- and Multilateral Affairs within the Ministry of Internal Affairs; Amb. Gernot Pfandler, Austrian Ambassador to Kosovo; Mr. Gunther Zimmer from ADA; Ms. Dalia El-Hennawi, Police Attaché at the Austrian Embassy and Ms. Martina Berger, Press Officer met with President of Republic of Kosovo Ms. Atifete Jahjaga and activists from KWN. The latter spoke about their work, activities and challenges they face towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in Kosovo expressing the gratitude for Austrian Development Agency that supports the implementation of many KWN Strategic Programs.
During this meeting President Jahjaga spoke about current political affairs in Kosovo, emphasizing the need for justice for approx. 20,000 women who suffered sexual violence during the war in Kosovo, visa-liberalisation to broaden perspectives for youth and attention to domestic violence. While activists talked about their work, activities and challenges they face towards women’s’ empowerment and achieving gender equality in Kosovo.
KWN Executive Director, Igballe Rogova expressed her gratitude for Austrian taxpayers, respectively for Austrian Development Agency, that believes in women’s rights and women’s lead organizations. Through this support it was made possible implementation of many KWN strategy programs towards improvement of life women’s and girls in Kosovo and furthering gender equality in Kosovo.