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Oct 3 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO UNSCR 1325!

PRISTINA - KFOR and its partners, on 07th of October, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 with a Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo. 

The resolution, adopted on 31 October 2000, recognized for the first time the disproportionate effect of conflict on women and girls and highlighted the important role women and girls can play in conflict resolution and peace processes.

As women in Kosovo demonstrated, it is women who serve as the mediators of disputes at the community levels, hold families together in times of conflict, identify and manage resources when there are few, and, in many cases, defend and protect often at great risk. Their bodies carry the scars of violence and the wounds of loss, but still in the face of adversity and destruction, women are resilient. The experiences of women across Kosovo collectively speak to the meaning of UNSCR 1325 and it is through their voices, that we see and understand the spirit of the resolution”, says Ms. Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security.

KFOR has long demonstrated not only commitment to the principles of WPS, but has also taken action to advance this commitment. All branches and sections are working to ensure the full integration of a gender perspective across KFOR’s work, and this commitment is manifest in many tangible ways. KFOR’s good practices have been captured to share with other missions and operations – in particular the relationship between KFOR and women’s civil society.

So, as we pause and reflect on this anniversary of 1325, we can be proud of some of the work done over the last 20 years. But we cannot afford to pause for too long. A great deal remains to be done. The WPS agenda needs to adapt to the changing security environment to remain relevant. I believe that our commitment to WPS is strong and that NATO will continue to drive the agenda forward – with KFOR a key leader in this charge.”, concludes Ms. Hutchinson in her address for the KFOR Chronicle magazine, that can be downloaded here.

KFOR together with the Local Institutions, International Organizations and the NGOs in Kosovo is celebrating the anniversary through a series of lectures from 20 speakers discussing the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Kosovo with focus on security, inclusion and partnership.

The event will be live streamed on our Facebook and Youtube channel on 07th of October, 10 AM.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

TIMINGSSPEAKERTOPIC
10:00-10:02Ms. Emina Hyseni
Moderator of the Conference
WELCOME
10:02-10:10Major Elisabeth SCHLEICHER
Chief Gender Advisor Office KFOR
Why this Conference by KFOR
10:10-10:25Ms. Clare HUTCHINSON
NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for WPS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1325!
10:25-10:35Major General Michele RISI
Commander of KFOR
INTEGRATING 1325 IN KFOR's MANDATE

10:38-10:55H.E. Atifete JAHJAGA
Former Presidentof Kosovo

Ms. Edi GUSIA
Director of Agency for Gender Equality
UNSCR 1325 IN THE INSTITUTIONAL AGENDA OF KOSOVO
10:55-11:10Brigader General Irfete SPAHIU
Head of Training and Doctrine Kosovo Security Forces

Colonel Taibe Canolli BRAJSHORI
Head of Association of Women in Kosovo Police
WOMEN IN KOSOVO SECURITY ORGANIZATIONS:
FACTS AND FIGURES




11:13-11:20Mrs Joanne Naughton
Deputy Gender Advisor KFOR
KFOR'S GENDER ADVISOR OFFICE

11:20-11:27Ms. Adriana HODZIC
Principal Executive Officer, Municipality of
North Mitrovica

PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN
11:27-11:42Ms. Igballe ROGOVA
Executive Director Kosovo Women's Network
Ms. Vlora NUSHI
UN Women Kosovo
WOMEN'S CONDITIONS IN KOSOVO
11:45-12:002nd Lieutenant Teresa SMALLS
Liaison and Monitoring Team Kilo 21, KFOR Regional Command East

LTC Peter SÖDERLUND
Chief Civil-Military Cooperation KFOR

Ms. Safete GACAFERI
JETA Non-Governmental Organization
KFOR BEST PRACTICES
12:00-12:20Mrs. Javiera THAIS SANTA CRUZ
Gender Advisor UN Mission in Kosovo

Dr. Annette M. FATH-LIHIC
Political Advisor EU Special Representative in Kosovo

Mrs. Biljana NASTOVSKA
Gender Advisor OSCE

Mrs. Chiara TAGLIANI
Gender Advisor EULEX

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENT


12:23-12:35Mrs. Miredite (Dita) MEHA BAJRAMI
RADIO KFOR

Col Mario RENNA
Chief Public Affairs Office KFOR
WAVES OF ADVOCACY: RADIO K4 FOR 1325
COMMUNICATING WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY


12:35-12:40Major Elisabeth SCHLEICHER 
Chief Gender Advisor Office KFOR
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