On 7 December 2018, Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) together with the representatives of shelters and daycare centers providing services to victims of domestic violence, victims of trafficking in human beings and children without parental care, addressed a letter to MPs of the Assembly of Kosovo. At the stage when the draft budget approval for 2019 was being discussed, KWN and the below listed shelters, called on MPs to allocate a budget for the work of shelters and daycare centers. The Republic of Kosovo has a legal obligation to financially support the work and the well-being of these institutions in order to provide protection and rehabilitation to the victims of domestic violence, trafficking or children who have no parental care.
As a result of this reaction, the Hefad of the LDK Parliamentary Group, Avdullah Hoti, MP Vjosa Osmani and MP Armend Zemaj, on 17 December, hosted a meeting with the KWN representatives, and on that occasion Mr. Hoti promised that the request of KWN and shelters will be supported in accordance with the laws in force. The Parliamentary Group of LDK expressed that they will submit amendments to the 2019 budget with regard to this request and expect that this will be supported by all members of the Assembly of Kosovo.
Read here the full letter addressed to MPs: