Gender Policy Strategic Network, WEF Express Concerns about Delays in Approving Labour Law

On 27 Feb., the Gender Policy Strategic Network met in Pristina. Among other issues, participants discussed concerns that the Law on Labour had been removed from the legislative calendar for 2024. They agreed to unite to push for urgently amending and proceeding the Law, which holds several implications for women’s labour force participation and gender equality.

This Network is an ongoing initiative, holding regular meetings, which unites women parliamentarians, the Agency for Gender Equality in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the President of Kosovo, the National Democratic Institute, the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) and other organisations in furthering gender equality in Kosovo. The Network aims to identify ways to strengthen the participation of diverse women in politics and decision-making.

During the last meeting, KWN Executive Director Igballe Rogova also shared information about KWN’s latest gender analysis on the informal economy.

The Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) also has sent an advocacy letter expressing its concerns that the Law on Labour was removed from the legislative agenda. KWN joined dozens of other CSOs in signing this letter, calling for the law to move forward and include civil society inputs based on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive.