Programs

The Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) mission is to support, protect and promote the rights and interests of women and girls throughout Kosovo, regardless of their political and religious beliefs, age, level of education, sexual orientation and abilities. KWN has a vision of a Kosovo in which women and men are equal and have equal opportunities for education, employment, political participation, health care and a life without violence. KWN’s Strategy includes six program areas, described below. KWN implements its Strategy in close cooperation with its 186 member organisations and partners.

Beyond the classic concept of education, KWN interprets this to include informal education about feminismAs mentioned, transforming gender norms requires improved curricula from early education in pre-school, through all levels. Another important issue is inadequate sexual education in schools; while curricula exist, few teachers follow the curricula due to social norms

KWN’s Strategy

The long-term goal of this program is improving access to quality education that challenges existing gender norms and power relations

Objectives include:

  1. Increase the number of childcare centres in proportion to the number of children in need. 
  1. Improve curricula and textbooks from a gender perspective.