On 18 October, Lulishtja organized in Keqekolla the final meeting in the framework of the project titled “Promoting and empowering women’s rights through property inheritance”. This meeting was attended by 23 women and girls from the Albanian community living in the villages of the Municipality of Prishtina, trainer Premtime Preniqi and the representatives of the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN).
Considering the low percentage of properties registered in the name of women in Kosovo and the fact that Kosovo, despite the existing legal infrastructure concerning the women’s rights to inheritance, faces the poor application of the law on inheritance, Lulishtja Organization informed and encouraged women of the villages of Municipality of Prishtina and Podujeva, to register the property in their name.
At the beginning of the meeting, it was noted based on conversations with the attendees, that only a small part of attendees were aware of laws and way in which the inheritance in divided, and they do not have any basic knowledge on the existence of the law on property registration in the name of both spouses. During the discussion, it was evident that besides living in a patriarchal society, another reason for having such a small number of women who have property registered in their name is their willingness waive of the right to possess property that is registered in their name. During the meeting, the women’s rights to property and property inheritance were discussed. Besides providing information to the attendees, the trainer said that she was willing to help women in the future with instructions as to how to register property in the name of both spouses.
During the meeting, many women and girls, who expressed a huge interest, related various stories; however, women expressed more interest in laws and how to equally divide their property for their children in the future.
This project was supported by the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF) of the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) and funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).