KWN Publishes Report Monitoring the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

On 5 Dec. 2007, KWN publicly released its report Monitoring Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Kosovo at the Grand Hotel in Prishtina. This research report resulted from interviews with key figures in public life in Kosova, including politicians, civil society activists, UNMIK staff and other persons in leading positions in Kosovar institutions. The report documents and evaluates the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Kosova.

Many people attended the public release, including KWN member organizations, media, officials from governmental institutions and representatives from international offices in Kosova. The speakers included Regional Manager for UNIFEM Osnat Lubrani, UNIFEM Project Manager for Kosova Flora Macula, Shqipe Krasniqi from the Agency for Gender Equality, KWN Executive Director Igballe Rogova and Dafina Beqiri, a KWN researcher who contributed to writing the report.

Participants decided to prepare a work plan in cooperation with legal and gender experts based on the recommendations made in this report. KWN later organized a working group that compiled a work plan, which outlined concrete steps that Kosovar institutions can take towards implementing Resolution 1325. KWN held a meeting on 8 Mar. 2008 at the Grand Hotel attended by member organizations, gender experts and government representatives where the plan was finalized.