Deputy-head of mission of the British Embassy in Kosovo Jacob Webber and Policy Delivery Assistant Erëmirë Berisha were hosted at the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) premises on December 3 by KWN Executive Director Igballe Rogova and KWN Advocacy and Research Officer on Gender Based Violence Adelina Berisha.
Rogova spoke to the embassy representatives about KWN’s background and history since its establishment. “Voters Voice”, a mechanism for citizens to voice concerns to politicians through a cooperation between the KWN and British Embassy in Kosovo during the 2008-2009 was a key part of this interactive discussion.
Webber expressed the Embassy’s interest and commitment to working more on gender issues.
Special attention was given to the work and activities of Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF), highlighting that in addition to advocacy, this Fund actually empowers women in a range of social spheres.
Rogova expressed her gratitude to the British Embassy for continuously supporting activities intended to assist and empower war-time sexual abuse survivors in Kosovo.
Berisha explained KWN’s work and endeavors regarding gender-based violence during 2019 and previous years. Among other issues, she discussed advocacy for the allocation of the Budget for Shelters and the amendment of the Criminal Code.