KFOR, KWN Discuss Further Collaboration

On 16 Feb. the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) welcomed a delegation of gender advisors from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters at KWN’s office. They discussed how KFOR and KWN can organise introductory presentations from women’s rights activists to peacekeeping troops arriving in Kosovo every six months. Building on a similar positive practice in the past, this would provide the opportunity for incoming troops to hear directly from women’s rights activists about the situation in Kosovo and key gender equality issues. In line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security this could build relations between troops and activists as well as ensure that women’s voices are heard in peacekeeping operations. KWN also suggested that KFOR gender advisors meet with diverse people outside Prishtina to better understand the situation and their security needs. Additionally, they discussed KWN Executive Director Igballe Rogova’s reflections from the international NATO Civil Society Advisory Panel where she is a member.