In Kosovo, only 20% of women are registered, active participants in the labour market, compared to 65.7% of men. Only 13% of working age women are employed (compared to 47% of men). Extensive evidence shows that making economically affordable childcare available would allow more women to enter the labour market (see “Education”). Meanwhile improving the enabling environment for women’s participation in the economy involves the need to continue work towards increasing women’s property ownership, as women currently own only 17% of properties. While KWN has supported gender mainstreaming of the EU Accession process, EU financial programming in support of Kosovo’s EU Accession can still be further gender mainstreamed.
The goal of this program is: Women and men have equal economic opportunities at home and in the public sphere.
- Improve conditions for women’s participation in the labour force.
- More women have access to inheritance and property ownership.
- Improve the extent to which EU policies and programs include a gender perspective.