Kosovo Marks 8 March with Advocacy, Empowerment

 This 8 Mar., members of the Kosovo Lobby for Gender Equality set aside flowers and opted out of lunches, focusing instead on advocating for and raising awareness about women’s rights within their municipalities. Lobby members brought to the fore the fact that International Women’s Day is about the historical and ongoing struggle for women’s rights in Kosovo and beyond. They hosted a series of events including screening the film “Iron Jawed Angels” about U.S. suffragists’ struggle to vote; visiting women imprisoned in the Lipjan women’s prison; marching and hosting demonstrations at the municipal level on various issues related to women’s rights; and meeting institutions towards improving services for women.