SRSG Ziadeh marches in solidarity with Kosovo women, calling for an end to gender-based violence
As Kosovo continues to mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, hundreds took to the streets in Pristina to call for an urgent end to violence against women in the wake of two femicides within five days.
In solidarity with Kosovo women, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK Caroline Ziadeh took part in the march: "We stand with all those committed to ending senseless violence against women and girls this 16 Days of Activism. We need a safer world where all members of society are free to live with dignity and work towards a better future. We must collectively say: end violence now.”
SRSG Ziadeh expresses her outrage and joins other members of the Security and Gender Group (SGG) in condemning the murders: “Immediate action is needed to address ongoing violence against women and ensure their protection.”
“My heartfelt condolences are with the family and loved ones of the women whose lives have been tragically taken as a result of gender-based violence.”
Read the Security and Gender Group’s full statement, signed by UNMIK, here: English - Albanian - Serbian