The Kosovo Lobby for Gender Equality met on 25 Feb in Prishtina. Assembly members and civil society representatives discussed their advocacy initiatives for every municipality, as well as those on the central level. Further, they discussed legislation regarding war rape survivors, the Law on Inheritance and advocacy activities planned for 8 March, International Women’s Day.
“I have benefited a lot from the meetings organized by the Kosovo Women’s Lobby, mostly from the fact that we discussed what other Gender Equality Advocacy Groups were advocating for in other municipalities,” stated Hysnije Mustafa-Shamolli “We will use the information we exchanged in order to finalize our existing ideas, as well as to come up with new ideas”.
This meeting was supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The next meeting of the Lobby will be held in April.
The establishment of the Lobby provides space for men and boys of Kosovo who support equal rights between women and men, to join the group.
Members of this Lobby can be women and men, boys and girls, from throughout Kosovo who share this vision, regardless of political party affiliation, gender, age, ethnicity, ability, religion, geographic location, level of education, or socioeconomic status.
Lobby groups continue to operate at the municipal level and have selected issues on which they will advocate in 2015 towards gender equality. They will also collaborate for national level advocacy initiatives.
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