KWN holds workshop on the Legal Framework for Gender-Based Discrimination in the Labour Market

On March 2, the Kosovo Women’s Network organized a workshop for future monitors of gender-based discrimination cases in the labour market.

This meeting discussed the legal framework regarding gender-based discrimination in the labour market and institutional mechanisms for reporting these cases.

In the first part of the workshop, Adelina Tërshani, KWN Project Coordinator, informed the participants on the main findings of the research conducted during 2019; which emphasized the lack of reporting of gender-based discrimination in the labour market.

“Fear of job loss, bureaucratic procedures, not knowing which institutions to turn to    are just some of the factors that have led to underreporting of cases of gender-based discrimination in the labour market. Therefore, we need to ensure proper support and monitoring of these cases so that citizens can report without fear”, Tërshani said.

In the second part of this workshop, Leonora Selmani from the Agency for Gender Equality (AGE) spoke about the general legal framework on gender-based discrimination in the workplace.

Afterward, participants were invited to do practical work related to dealing with concrete cases of gender discrimination in the workplace, using evidence from the latest the KWN report.

The organizations that took part in this workshop were recipients of grants awarded under this initiative, namely the Kosovo Law Institute (KLA) as well as Kosovar Gender Studies Centre (KGSC).

This workshop was funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.