In recent days, the Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) has conducted the field campaign “Vote for more women in local elections”, and through social networks has called on voting women in local elections, which will be held this Sunday, October 17, 2021.
About 80 volunteers, for five days (October 11-15), talked to citizens in 23 municipalities in Kosovo going door-to-door to discuss with women and men voters the importance of voting more women in local elections.
Given that neither the parties nor the institutions implemented this law, then it is up to us as citizens to elect as many women as possible in the municipalities.
KWN has campaigned in the field for this issue even in previous years’ elections, and will continue to support, protect, and promote the rights and interests of women and girls, regardless of their political, religious, ethnic, or sexual orientation.
We also recall that supporting women’s participation in politics and decision-making is part of KWN’s 2019-2022 Strategy. KWN values elections as a fundamental element of a democratic state and gender equality as a vital right of each of us, so we consider it more than necessary and important that citizens are given equal opportunities.
Lack of democratization and low participation of women within most parties unjustly deprives women of participation and contribution in decision-making. So, on October 17, whichever list you choose, vote for more women in your municipality!
Vote for equality!
This campaign is implemented as part of the initiative “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics“, and is supported by the European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo.
KWN member organisations supporting the implementation of this campaign:
Active Females of Gjakova – Gjakovë
Centre for Education and Development “Elita” – Lipjan
Family Care and Education Association – Gjakovë
Female Emancipation Association ALMA – Pejë
Hendifer – Ferizaj
Independent Women’s Association “Hareja” – Rahovec
Local Reforms Organisation (EULOC) – Viti
Mitrovica Association of Persons with Disabilities “Handikos Mitrovica” – Mitrovicë
NGO Drugëza – Skënderaj
NGO Women’s Centre for Rural Development – Novobërdë
NGO Women’s Centre “ATO” – Vushtrri
Organisation of People with Muscular Dystrophy of Kosova (OPMDK) – Prizren
Psychotherapists in Action – Gjilan
Ruka Ruci – Fushë Kosovë, Graçanicë, Partesh, Ranillug, Kllokot, Leposaviq, Mitrovicë e Veriut, Zubin Potok – Zveçan
Women’s Alliance for Integration – Prishtinë.