The overall objective of this project is to identify challenges faced by women and create a safer and better environment towards girls and women in Kosovo.
The overall objective of this project is to identify challenges faced by women and create a safer and better environment towards girls and women in Kosovo. Among the main concerns in this regard requiring immediate intervention is violence against girls and women in Kosovo, such as domestic violence or gender-based violence in other sites (such as work, roads, etc.) which unfortunately is an increasing phenomenon in the country. To this end, KCSS will establish an advocacy framework and instrument for the greater safety of women, the prevention and combating of all forms of violence against them and advocating for more genuine involvement of women in public and social life in general, with particular emphasis in the security sector (Kosovo Police and Kosovo Security Force) to the decision-making roles.
In the framework of this project, KCSS will first identify the security concerns faced by women and girls at the local level and they will be addressed to policymakers accordingly. This project will also consistently monitor and assess the treatment of cases of violence against women and girls by security institutions, the issuance of protection orders for women who report violence or threats against them, and the treatment of protection orders by the Kosovo Police and justice institutions. This will be thoroughly conducted due to fact that in the recent years in Kosovo many women have faced constant violence, ending up as victims and being killed.
This grant will be implemented within the programme of Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF) for civil society support “EJA Kosovo”, co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Sweden and the Government of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The project has started to be implemented on January 1, 2022 and will last until December 31, 2023.