Women’s Economic Forum Meets Kosovo President Osmani on Gender Budgeting

The Women’s Economic Forum (WEF)* met President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani on 20 Feb. Two key agenda items were calling for urgent progress on the Law on Labour, which continues to contribute directly to discrimination against women in hiring, but which was removed from the legislative calendar for 2024 despite government promises to the contrary; and the importance of institutionalising and implementing gender-responsive budgeting. WEF activists requested the President’s support in addressing these issues.

President Osmani declared her support for urgent adoption of the Law on Labour.

*WEF is a coalition of civil society organizations including the Riinvest Institute, Kosovo Women’s Network, Democracy for Development, the Kosovo Center for Gender Studies, the Network of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women’s Organisations in Kosovo, Kosovo Women 4 Women, the GAP Institute, QIKA and Kosovar Stability Initiative.