Gender structure model, gender budget mainstreaming and standard gender budgeting tools were some of the topics discussed at the workshop “Gender budgeting policies and practices at the municipal level” on November 27, supported by the European Union (EU) Office, through the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) of the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), implemented by the EULOC Local Reform Organization in Viti/Vitina.
The gender structure model, gender mainstreaming and various gender budgeting tools were a few of the topics discussed at EULOC’s “Gender budgeting policies and practices at the municipal level” workshop. Supported by the European Union (EU) Office, the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) and Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), the event was implemented by the EULOC Local Reform Organization in Viti/Vitina.
Melihate Osmani, EULOC Manager, outlined the importance of this project, explaining that it aims to improve the implementation of equitable gender budgeting at the local level.
Florim Brahimi, Executive Director at EULOC, discussed the implementation phases of this five-month initiative, which will include municipal officials, members of the Municipal Assembly, various committees, women’s groups, civil society members, and other stakeholders.
Latife Neziri, Training Consultant, emphasized the importance of involving women and men in all stages of the decision-making process.
“Gender budgeting is a budget analysis from a gender perspective, resulting in differences in its impact on men and women,” Neziri said.
Workshop participants included officials from different directorates of the Municipality of Viti/Vitina. They all received guidance about incorporating a gender perspective into budgeting.
As part of this initiative, EULOC signed cooperation agreements with the Municipality of Viti/Vitina to ensure greater implementation of the Law on Gender Equality and gender budgeting practices in Viti/Vitina.
This initiative is supported by the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) and funded by the European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo.
In addition to the EULOC organization, there are 17 other member organizations benefiting from the 13th round of the KWF. You can read the full list HERE.