Report Provides Fresh Data on Gender Equality

A comprehensive profile of the state of gender differences in Kosova at all levels was published in May. Commissioned by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the report includes unprecedented and essential research and will serve as a guide for stakeholders, including the EU, in future programs.
The research involves insight from 197 diverse representatives of government institutions at municipal and national levels, civil society organizations, international actors, academia, media and the private sector. The report investigates the state of gender with regard to the national framework, key actors, rule of law, justice, human rights, politics, the socio-economic situation, gender-based violence and the private sector. It provides the most up-to-date statistics available in each of these areas and thus serves as a useful resource.
Kosovo has made progress in many areas, including instituting a participation quota at national and municipal levels, working to transform gender roles and appointing a National Coordinator against Domestic Violence. However, the report provides evidence of the challenges that abound in the fight for gender equality in Kosovo. This includes discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT persons), persons with disabilities, Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian women. The report is available online in three languages.