Prishtina, February 14, 2020 – There can be no empowerment of girls and women if this isn’t transformed into a general social cause for which both women and men are committed. This was stated during a roundtable organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.
Vjosa Osmani, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo, highlighted the importance of greater participation of women in key institutions of Kosovo, adding that now is the right time for them to raise their voices and contribute in solving the most pressing problems which women and girls face. She encouraged successful women entrepreneurs to capitalize on their success by being role models and sharing their achievements to inspire others. According to Osmani, gender inequalities and challenges are still very high in every profession, emphasizing the need for economic empowerment of women, especially those living in rural areas.
Part of the panel discussion were Kujtesa Nezaj Shehu, Head of Office at SDP Kosovo; Brikena Avdyli, Executive Director at Jahjaga Foundation; Merita Limani, Project Manager at Council of Europe, and Syzane Aliu, Owner of Magic Ice, who shared their personal experiences of their journey in business and professional development.