The underrepresentation of women in key decision-making positions at the central level is one major limitation in their limited participation in high-level political and peace processes, including the current EU-facilitated dialogue process between Belgrade and Pristina.
Ensuring children have access to continued learning from domestic violence shelters has been a key challenge during the COVID-19 lockdown – with UNMIK and UN Women ramping up support in response to the 30 per cent spike in domestic violence cases.
As Kosovo, along with the rest of the world, faces what may become one of toughest periods in living memory, UNMIK has ensured food and hygiene packages reach all municipalities as part of its broader COVID-19 response.
COVID 19 is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals. Now is the time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of the virus.