The Professional Women’s Network within the LGC organization held a meeting with a topic: “The role of women in governance and participation perspective in the local elections of 2021”.
The purpose of the meeting was the representation of women in decision-making with a special emphasis on local government. As we approach the upcoming local elections, electoral experiences were also a topic of discussion.
Participants were representatives from different municipalities of Kosovo, first the results and challenges were presented, followed by sharing the experiences related to the electoral process in the 2017, sharing the individual experiences related to the gender quota, fair representation and participation of women in local elections.
The meeting began with a summary regarding the Role of Women in Governance by Laura Kryeziu, Executive Director of LGC, followed by speakers:
1. Fatbardha Emini, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Local Government
“Equal gender representation at the local level and the role of the central level”
2. Kristina Bytyqi, Chairperson of the Municipal Assembly of Ferizaj “Representation of women in the Municipal Assembly”
3. Flutura Beka-Kamberi, Member of the Municipal Assembly of South Mitrovica
“Challenges and perspectives for the upcoming local elections’
4. Mihrije Sukaj, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Suhareka
“The role of women in the representation of the executive of the Municipality - experiences from past elections and perspectives for the upcoming local elections”
5. Tringa Kasemi, Civil society activist
“The role of civil society in promoting women’s participation in local decision-making”
We would like to give a special thanks to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Local Government, Mrs. Rozafa Ukimeraj who is also a member of the Women’s Professional Network, which as always expressed her readiness to help and to be part of our activities.
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