Kosovo Women’s Fund Allocates Eight Grants Amounting to About €80,000

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Pristina, 31 October, 2023

The Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) held an Orientation Session on which occasion it awarded eight grants within the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF), amounting to a total of € 79,427.96. The decision regarding the selection of beneficiary organizations was made during the meeting of the Grant Review Committee (GRC)  held on October 18.

More specifically, eight grants were allocated within this round with the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina, as part of the initiative “Further Advancing Women’s Rights in Kosovo II.”

The grant beneficiaries include:

  • EkoKos Women EKW with the initiative “Promotion of health care: a necessary part of life” (€9, 915.98)
  • Gruaja Fermere with the initiative “Promotion of primary health care for Rahovec’s women”(€9,931.00)    
  • Ruka Ruci with the initiative “Together for our health” (€9, 926.35)
  • Center for Promotion of Women’s Rights (CPWR) with the initiative “Supporting Women Survivors of Sexual Violence Through Health Education (€9, 930.00)
  • Follow Up with the initiative “Analysis of the school curriculum and educational forms on sexual consent in secondary schools” (€ 9,930.75)
  • Humanus Vita – with the initiative “Incorporating sexual education and challenging stereotypes towards transforming gender norms through education” (€ 9,935.50)
  • Ura Sociale – Promotion of quality education in secondary schools in Vushtrri – (€9,926.38)
  • Center for Education and Community Development – Friends with the initiative “Breaking Taboos: Comprehensive Sex Education – A Must” (€9,932.50)

KWN’s KWF provides small grants to women’s organizations that do not have access to other sources of funding and who seek to work for women’s rights, especially for groups working in rural areas and/or marginalized persons. Since 2012, KWF has allocated 289 grants, thus supporting 153 organizations, by a total amount of €1,771,249.96 In 2023, the KWF is supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the Sigrid Rausing Trust and the European Union.