On July 6th, Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) held its second membership meeting with 25 participants via the Zoom platform.
KWN Executive Director, Igballe Rogova started the meeting by mentioning the importance of wearing face masks to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid crowding people, Rogova discussed the possibility of holding regional meetings with member organizations.
Rogova presented the recently launched research report “Where’s the Money for Women’s Rights”, in which the need for more support for women’s rights organizations is clearly identified.
Members appreciated the opportunity to share with fellow members the work they are currently doing, as well as the difficulties caused by the pandemic. They also unanimously praised KWN’s care shown during quarantine period.
Hasime Tahiri, Executive Director of the NGO Mundësia, has suggested to organize a training on how to use the ZOOM platform, for those members who have had difficulty joining this meeting.
Resmije Rrahmani, shared that the organization OPDMK appreciated this method of communication as it is more accessible for people with disabilities and has proposed that KWN continue meetings online in the future.
Melihate Osmani, Manager of EULOC Viti, shared information regarding the initiative supported by the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) in the municipality of Vitia on gender responsive budgeting.
Olivera Milosevic, Executive Director of Udruženje Poslovnih Žena (WBA), suggested that in addition to training for ZOOM usage, several information sessions to be held on the importance of wearing masks as well.
The participants also discussed the importance of providing free psychological sessions for victims of domestic violence, mentioning that such sessions are offered by psychologist Xhevahire Balaj, Diakone Kosova.
Depending on the situation with the spread of the pandemic, KWN members will be timely notified about the next meeting and its format.
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