Women in Kosovo struggle for economic and social equality in a patriarchal society that offers limited job opportunities. During the Kosovo War in 1999, an estimated 20,000 Kosovar women were subjected to systematic rape. In the years following, rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking have remained high.
About the women we work with in Kosovo
Our work in Kosovo
In 2017, our Kosovo country office transitioned to Kosova - Women for Women, a locally registered, independent organisation affiliated to Women for Women International. The Kosova - Women for Women team continue to provide the year-long training programme as well as offering advanced training to graduates.
Since 1997, Women for Women International – Rwanda has reached more than 77,000 women through our work.
Since 2004, Women for Women International – Democratic Republic of Congo has reached more than 98,000 women through our work in eastern Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.
Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 120,000 women through our work.