The KVGK Continues to Advocate for Improving the Well-being of Blind Women and Girls

On March 30, representatives of the member organization of the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), the Kosovo Blind Women Committee (KGVK), held a meeting with the Third Deputy Prime Minister for Minority and Human Rights, Emilja Redzepi, to discuss topics that affect the well-being of blind and visually impaired women and girls in Kosovo. 

Throughout the meeting, the KVGK raised concerns about the lack of institutional support for this comunity. 

Among the KVGK recommendations for improving the conditions of blind and visually impaired women and girls are: 

  • The new draft law stipulates that blind women and girls should have students in education, upbringing and social inclusion, so as not to be discriminated twice on the basis of their abilities as well as on the basis of gender; 
  • Get involved in many law enforcement organizations that affect the interests of the blind and disadvantaged, in the group of women and their daughters; 
  • Speech and their escorts to be released from sites in urban and interurban traffic. 

Redzepi expressed readiness for cooperation regarding addressing these recommendations as well as continuous communication to increase the well-being of blind women and girls in Kosovo. 

This meeting is a continuation of the activities that the KVGK is undertaking thanks to the support received from the 16th round of the Kosovo Women’s Fund (KWF), which for the first time provided organizational support to member organizations, funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust. .