On 25 June 2018, Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) held its regular membership meeting at the Hotel Sirius, attended by representatives of the KWN member organizations and other supporters.
Igballe Rogova, Executive Director of KWN, welcomed those present and the new members to the Network, emphasizing that the number of member organizations has reached 134. In addition, she stated that the work on the new KWN Strategy 2019-2022 has already begun at the two-day meeting in Durrësand will continue in the next meeting in September to make the final draft of the Strategy.
Following this, the attendees were informed about the Equality for Coalition, which was established on 22 June 2018 by women in politics at the central and local level, the non-governmental organizations run by women and women activists who support and empower each other in improving the position of women in politics, decision-making and advancement of gender equality in Kosovo.
After this, the KWN staff informed the attendees about the call of twelfth round of grants under the KWF for 2018, which was opened on 26 June until 10 July, and grants in a total amount of € 49,000 will be distributed, with the support of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The members were informed about the changes in application procedures, since this year, the KWN has simplified the manner of application through a brief description by completing the Project Idea Form, so that the KWN members have an easier access to these Funds.
In this regard, the KWN members have selected the new members of the KWF Grants Evaluation Committee for this year, and they are: Besa Shehu, from the KWN staff; Besnik Leka, member of the KWN Board; Hasime Tahiri Hasani, member of KWN; Shukrije Gashi, member of KWN, and Yllka Soba, foreign expert.
In the last part of the meeting, the members had the opportunity to exchange information about their activities that they have undertaken recently, as well as the initiatives planned for the future.
The meeting was supported by Kvinna till Kvinna.