OPDMK Holds GWD’s Annual Meeting

The Organization of Persons with Muscular Dystrophy of Kosovo (OPDMK) has continued its activities within the initiative “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics”, supported by the European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo.

On October 10, OPDMK held its annual meeting in Prizren with the Women with Disabilities Group (WDG) to discuss more about the year’s activities. Activities for the remainder of the year were also planned during this meeting.

The Executive Director of OPDMK, Antigona Shestan, spoke about the importance of this meeting.

“WDG representatives need to engage as much as possible with women of different abilities who can be more involved in WDG on daily basis and thus contribute to the realization of their needs and goals. In this way we will be a voice that will be heard in public, and only in this way we will remove all obstacles, not only for us as a group, but also for all women with disabilities”, she said. 

Resmije Rrahmani, Mobilizer within this project in OPDMK, says that meetings like this are vital for improving the position of women and girls with disabilities in Kosovo. 

“We intended to share the achievements with each other, as well as talk about planned activities. I hope next year to have more activities together, given that this year we were somewhat limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, says Rahmani. 

The participant Pranvera Musaj considered this meeting as a very fruitful.

“Discussions like this have a positive effect on each of us, especially because it has been a while since we last met for already known reasons. In my opinion, meetings like this increase the capacity of WDG, and moreover generally improve the position of women with disabilities”, says Musaj.

The participants valued this meeting and pledged for further cooperation to improve the position of women and girls with disabilities in Kosovo.

In July this year, OPDMK marked the Dystrophy Week. For more information regarding this event, click HERE.

These activities are supported by the European Union (EU) Office in Kosovo through the initiative “Strengthening Women’s Participation in Politics”. For more about these activities click HERE.