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MEI organizes high-level consultations about the process of European integration and gender equality

June 30, 2016

Prishtina, 30 June 2016 – Ministry of European Integration, in cooperation with the Agency for Gender Equality and Kosovo Gender Studies Center, held high-level consultations about the European integration process and gender equality.

The purpose of this conference was open and essential discussion with relevant stakeholders on how to advance gender equality in Kosovo by working together with the civil society within the European integration process, especially SAA implementation process. On this occasion, Minister of European Integration, Mr. Bekim Çollaku, stated that consultations involving institutions responsible for promoting gender equality, as well as other stakeholders, are very important and should become a continuous practice in Kosovo.

Also, minister Çollaku stated that a lot of work remains to be done to improve the position and role of woman in our society. On the other hand, he explained that Kosovo has an excellent legal basis that protects and promotes the position of woman, but it should be worked on implementing these laws in practice. “European integration process is a good example in this regard, because it considers the gender aspect in policies result, but also taking care of making this process in compliance with the highest standards ensuring that women are active participants of decision-making. This approach should not be limited to several fields or processes, but it should be comprehensive because this is how we can all benefit,” stated minister Çollaku, adding that the equal participation of the woman is translated in better welfare not only for them, but for the whole society and state.

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Mr. Isa Mustafa, Executive Director of Kosovo Gender Studies Center, Mrs. Luljeta Demolli, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Agency on Gender Equality, Mrs. Edi Gusia, Chairwoman of the Women Caucus of the Assembly of Republic of Kosovo, Mrs. Blerta Deliu-Kodra, Mrs. Flora MACULA from UN Women in Kosovo, Mrs. Igballe Rugova, Chairwoman of the Kosovo Women’s Network and Mrs. Sibel Halimi, sociologist and lecturer at the University of Prishtina, were panelists in this high-level conference.

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