Nita Rudi is a lawyer who recently graduated from the University of Prishtina. She is currently interning as a Legal Assistant with the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), where she is involved in a myriad of initiatives but focusing on monitoring cases of gender discrimination at work.
The project she currently is assisting is focused on Combatting Discrimination and Furthering Women’s Labour Rights. Her responsibilities include monitoring media and court cases related to gender-based discrimination at work. Further, she has helped to prepare guidance and materials that will facilitate providing legal advice to women who may have experienced discrimination at work.
Previously, Nita has engaged in various apprenticeship programmes through which she gained knowledge about participating in public policy and decision-making processes. She also has contributed to research on the challenges that youth face in securing employment within Kosovo’s Public Administration by surveying youth. She feels that working with marginalized people through a non-governmental organization has contributed to preparing her as a young professional.
Nita is passionate about gender equality and therefore she saw the opportunity to work at KWN as a perfectly fit for furthering her career. She hopes to help Kosovo society by furthering gender equality and providing equal working conditions for all women and girls. Moreover, after joining the KWN team, Nita has developed further interest in supporting women and girls who have suffered gender-based violence and discrimination.
“I saw this opportunity to be an exciting challenge that I would pursue, which in turn would be beneficial for my career prospects,” she said. “Further, I am very interested in implementing all my accumulated theoretical knowledge and all of my skills gained during my education and working experience towards serving as a model for younger girls who want to change the society through law and justice.”
She looks forward on to continuing to help advance women and girls’ equal participation in all spheres of Kosovo society.
Nita’s internship is supported by Altrusa International Foundation. Altrusa was established in 1962 as the charitable arm of Altrusa International. It funds the development and implementation of effective community services and leadership programs around the world. In total, over three million dollars have been given in community service grants and educational scholarships through our international outreach, committed to improving economic well-being and quality of life.