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 four program areas, described below. KWN implements its Strategy in close cooperation with its 140 member organisations and partners.

Despite progress, access to basic, quality reproductive and gynaecological healthcare remains limited in Kosovo. Women in rural areas and some minority women face added financial and cultural barriers in accessing quality healthcare. Violations of the right to confidentiality and quality care rarely are reported, hindering justice for such violations.

KWN’s Strategy

The long-term goal of this program is: Women have access to quality, affordable healthcare.

Objectives include:

  • Improve accountability among public officials and health institutions in addressing violations of women’s right to healthcare.
  • More women have access to quality healthcare.