The Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) on 13-14 Nov. organized the Regional Young Feminists Forum 2013. The forum focused on the impact that young women have on global and local issues. The forum was supported by Kvinna till Kvinna (KtK).
Approximately 40 young women from throughout Kosovo and neighboring countries in the region met at Hotel Sirius in Prishtina to spend two fun and productive days.
Together they discussed issues that young women had raised previously, their activities, advocacy strategies, feminism, communication and the involvement of young women in decision-making processes.
KWN through this Forum sought to assist young activists to better understand advocacy in promoting the rights of women and girls; to encourage more young women to join the Young Women’s Empowerment Initiative; to encourage them to undertake more advocacy initiatives; and to further their capacities in creating advocacy strategies.
On the second day, young feminists met with the President of the Republic of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and media. During these interactive meetings, young feminists had the opportunity to raise their concerns.
After these meetings, on 14 Nov, KWN organized an advocacy activity, planned and led by young women. This activity involved a performance by young women, assisted by Artpolis.