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On the Road to the EU: Monitoring Equal Opportunities for Women and Men in Kosovo

Although a number of legal institutions for equal opportunities have been established in Kosovo, more priority has been given to political issues (such as the solution of the final status of Kosovo) than to issues such as the equal treatment of women and men. This reflects the need for more social and institutional dialogue regarding gender equality and more engagement in promoting equal opportunities.

This report is one of a seven-part series, "On the Road to the EU," prepared as part of the OSI Network Women's Program's "Bringing the EU Home" Project. This three-year project aims to promote awareness, advocacy, and enforcement of equal opportunity legislation at the national level and to build the capacity of national actors in civil society to use EU-level gender equality mechanisms effectively. The project further aims to help increase the importance of equal opportunities on the European agenda.

An assessment of the status of equal opportunities between women and men, de jure and de facto, was carried out in seven South Eastern European entities: Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The reports were prepared in cooperation with the International Gender Policy Network.

The complete Kosovo report, as well as a fact sheet addressing the specific situation of Romani women, are available for download.

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