PRISTINA - The marking of the International Women's Day, 8 March, took place at KFOR Headquarters, Camp Film City. The event's aim was to raise awareness on gender perspectives and the principles of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
KFOR DCOM, Brigadier General Luca Piperni, addressed over 100 military and civilian women of KFOR during the event. He underlined that equal participation of men and women is essential to the resilience of societies and to the success of NATO forces to attaining and preserving peace.
It was also an occasion to host the "Center for Promotion of Women's Rights", a Kosovo based NGO that is active in improving the human rights of women in all spheres of life, advocating for the realization of the human rights of women who have experienced trauma during the war by providing direct assistance, rehabilitation, welfare and security.
KFOR supported the cause of this NGO by purchasing and then donating, to each of KFOR female staff present at the event, a small scarf that was manufactured by female survivors of sexual violence during the war. The purchase of these items contributes to the economic empowerment of these women.