Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) and the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) organized workshops on the “EU Legal Framework for Gender Equality” for two consecutive days, the 5th and 6th of December.
Lawyers from EWLA, Katharine Miller and Sylvia Cleff Le Divellec, have explained to the members of the KWN and the Lobby for Gender Equality, the main legal instruments of the EU related to gender equality as well as the Gender Equality Strategy in the Agenda of the European Commission for the period 2020- 2024.
The representatives of KWN member organizations appreciated the workshop as an opportunity to exchange experiences. They discussed how to advocate for change and the EU accession process, especially from a gender perspective. Further, municipal officials raised the issue of implementing policies and reforms at the local level.
The purpose of such workshops is to increase women’s knowledge of the EU legal framework related to gender equality and also to improve the capacities and engagement of women and girls so that they can be actively involved in the integration process of Kosovo. in the EU.
KWN considers it extremely important to include women and girls in this process in order to include their rights and interests. It is necessary to inform women and girls as best as possible about this process, which can then contribute to the support and implementation of the necessary reforms. These workshops were held within the framework of the “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics” initiative, supported by the European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo.