HUMAN RIGHTS

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# Initiative Status Start End Actors Recommendations Themes
1 Alternative School for Human Rights Completed 2019-10-01 2019-11-01 YIHR KS #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
2 Strengthening the Capacities of Youth From Selected municipalities Completed UNMIK NGO Synergy NGO PEN High Schools #YOUTH
3 Promoting Civic Engagement and Human Rights through Film Completed NED DokuFest #YOUTH
4 Protecting and Promoting Human Rights in Kosovo Through Active Civil Society Completed 2017-03-01 2019-07-31 EU Art Polis GLPS #HUMAN RIGHTS
5 Young Human Right Defenders In progress YIHR KS #HUMAN RIGHTS
6 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence Campaign 2018 Completed 2018-11-01 2018-12-01 UN Women #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
7 Improving Access to Justice in Kosovo In progress 2018-08-01 2021-08-01 UNDP Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo #HUMAN RIGHTS
8 Youth Forum Academy Completed 2019-09-24 2019-09-29 OSCE #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
9 Robust Monitoring and Supporting Small - Scale Projects In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
10 Support to Faculty of Law Completed CBM Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
11 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign 2018 Completed 2018-11-01 2018-12-01 UN Women #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
12 Enhanced Access to Justice and Rule of Law Reform project In progress UNDP Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo #HUMAN RIGHTS
13 Robust monitoring - Property Rights In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
14 Robust monitoring - Language Rights In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #LANGUAGE #HUMAN RIGHTS
15 Know Your Rights In progress UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo Ombudsperson Institution #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
16 Strengthening the National Preventive Mechanism in Kosovo* Completed 2017-05-01 2019-04-30 Ministry of Health Council of Europe Ministry of Internal Affairs Kosovo Judicial Council Ministry of Justice Kosovo Prosecutorial Council Ombudsperson Institution #HUMAN RIGHTS
17 Social Rights for Vulnerable Groups Completed 2015-01-01 2019-01-01 GIZ Kosovo Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Ministry of Local Government Administration #HUMAN RIGHTS
18 Justice in Justice Completed 2017-10-01 2018-10-01 ATRC CLARD #HUMAN RIGHTS
19 Equal Rights for All Coalition In progress EU Kosovar Gender Studies Center ECMI Kosovo Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL) Center for Social Groups Development (CSGD) CLARD #HUMAN RIGHTS
20 Continuous Advocacy - Strategy for Communities and Returns - Property rights and legal remedies In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
21 Juvenile Mediation Support Program Completed 2018-02-01 2019-06-01 NGO Domovik UNICEF #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
22 Continuous Advocacy - Legal Counseling and Assistance In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
23 Continuous Advocacy - Strategy for Communities and Returns - Economic integration In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
24 Several projects In progress UNDP #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
25 Healthier Kosovo Completed 2018-01-01 2020-01-01 Ministry of Health Local Institutions Civil Society UNDP Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning #HUMAN RIGHTS
26 Building the Selac Wind Energy Park project In progress Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning #HUMAN RIGHTS
27 Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo (KoSEJ) In progress EU Council of Europe Kosovo Judicial Council Ministry of Justice CEPEJ Kosovo Prosecutorial Council #HUMAN RIGHTS
28 Promotion and Outreach In progress Eco Kosovo UNDP #HUMAN RIGHTS
29 Ongoing Capacity Building In progress Local Institutions UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
30 Multi-ethnic Women Advocacy Group Completed 2019-01-01 2019-06-01 UNMIK NGO Women's Right #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
31 Ongoing support for relevant Kosovo instiutions Completed UN Women Office of Kosovo Coordinator against Domestic Violence #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
32 Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOAD) In progress 2017-01-01 2020-01-01 Local Institutions Civil Society UNDP EU #HUMAN RIGHTS
33 National Centralised Criminal Records System In progress EU Pristina Basic Court #HUMAN RIGHTS
34 Workshops In progress UNFPA #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
35 Community Stabilization Program - Fairs In progress IOM #HUMAN RIGHTS
36 Direct Provision of Legal Aid In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
37 Continuous Monitoring In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
38 Focused Programmatic Support In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
39 Community Stabilization Program - Grants for Minority Businesses In progress IOM #HUMAN RIGHTS
40 Integrated Territorial Development 2 Completed 2017-01-01 2020-01-01 UNDP #HUMAN RIGHTS
41 Active Labour Market Programmes 2 In progress 2014-01-01 2021-01-01 UNDP #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
42 Reinforcing the Fight Against Violence In progress 2019-01-01 2021-01-01 Council of Europe Kosovo Academy of Justice National Coordinator against Domestic Violence Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare #HUMAN RIGHTS
43 Justice 2020 Completed 2019-02-01 2019-06-01 UNKT #HUMAN RIGHTS
44 Increasing Efficiency of Justice Delivery System in the Mitrovica Region Completed UNMIK NGO ADRC Mitrovica Basic Court #HUMAN RIGHTS
45 Strengthening Local Community Representatives, CSOs and Media with Focus on Minorities Completed UNMIK NGO CPT #HUMAN RIGHTS
46 The Legal Aid Support Centre In progress 2019-06-01 2020-06-01 UNMIK Kosovo Law Institute Agency for Free Legal Aid #HUMAN RIGHTS
47 Supporting Efforts to Establish a Regional Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence in North Kosovo Completed Local Institutions UNMIK #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
48 Advancing Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Kosovo and Justice 2020 Completed UNMIK UN Women Office of Kosovo Coordinator against Domestic Violence #GENDER EQUALITY
49 Continuous Support for Voluntary Returnees, Displaced persons, Persons at risk of statelessness, Asylum seekers and Refugees In progress UNHCR #HUMAN RIGHTS
50 My Home, My Right Completed UNMIK Association of Journalists of Kosovo #HUMAN RIGHTS
51 Freedom of Press and Safety of Media Event on World Press Freedom Day Completed 2019-05-03 UN Women Association of Journalists of Kosovo OSCE #HUMAN RIGHTS
52 JUFREX (Reinforcing Judicial expertise on Freedom of Expression & the Media in SE Europe) Completed 2016-04-20 2019-04-19 EU Council of Europe #HUMAN RIGHTS
53 Week of Women In progress NDI #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
54 Inter-ethnic Art Gallery Completed UNMIK NGO Melodies
55 Robust Monitoring and Supporting Small - Scale Project - Mediation In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
56 Monitoring and Advising In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
57 Robust monitoring - War Crimes In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
58 Robust monitoring - Free Legal Aid In progress 2020-06-14 EULEX #HUMAN RIGHTS
59 Fund for Cross-border Investigative Stories In progress BIRN #HUMAN RIGHTS
60 Legal and Administrative Reform Project In progress 2019-06-01 2021-06-01 GIZ Kosovo Kosovo Judicial Council #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
61 Adjoining Women and Market (AWM) Completed 2017-12-01 2018-09-01 Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo Kosova Women for Women #GENDER EQUALITY #HUMAN RIGHTS
62 Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo Completed 2016-10-16 2019-05-09 EU Kosovo Judicial Council Kosovo Prosecutorial Council Italian High Council of the Judiciary Ministry of Justice of Italy Ministry of Justice of France #HUMAN RIGHTS
63 Further Support to Legal Education Reform Completed 2016-02-01 2018-07-31 EU Kosovo Academy of Justice IRZ Center for International Legal Cooperation #HUMAN RIGHTS
64 Equipment for multi-ethnic Cooperative EVA Completed 2019-10-25 2020-02-25 UNMIK Cooperative Eva #HUMAN RIGHTS
65 Supporting Media and Independent Journalism with a Human Rights perspective in Kosovo In progress 2018-01-01 2020-12-31 EU Kosovar Gender Studies Center Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL) Kosovo 2.0
66 Strengthening capacity of corrections system in Kosovo in rehabilitating women and juveniles deprived of liberty In progress 2020-03-01 2020-06-01 UNMIK UNOPS #HUMAN RIGHTS
67 Kosovo Society Dialogue: Town Hall Debate Series Completed 2019-01-01 2019-06-01 UNMIK BIRN #GENDER EQUALITY #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
68 Young Change- Makers: Localization of UNSCR2250 in Kosovo Completed 2019-02-14 2019-06-28 UNMIK United Youth Task Force #YOUTH
69 Further support to Kosovo’s justice institutions to comply with language rights and reduce case backlog Completed 2018-01-01 2019-01-01 UNMIK #LANGUAGE #HUMAN RIGHTS
70 INFRARED Partially completed 2019-01-09 2020-03-30 KCSF Shtatëmbëdhjetë #YOUTH
71 Youth for Justice In progress US Embassy YIHR KS #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
72 Mock Trials Completed 2020-03-20 US Embassy YIHR KS #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
73 Non-formal Education on Dealing with the Past In progress 2011-01-01 HLC #YOUTH #HUMAN RIGHTS
74 Learning Centers path to inclusion of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities In progress 2020-01-01 2020-12-31 KCSF Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo Balkan Sunflowers Kosova #HUMAN RIGHTS
75 Justice Matters In progress 2018-06-01 2021-06-01 USAID National Center for State Courts (NCSC) #HUMAN RIGHTS
76 Support to Strengthening the Rule of Law in Kosovo Completed 2014-10-01 2020-01-01 UNDP
77 Support to transitional Justice Completed 2018-11-01 2019-12-31 CBM Royal Embassy of Norway in Kosovo #HUMAN RIGHTS
78 Virtual Museum of Activists In progress Kvinna till Kvinna Art Polis #GENDER EQUALITY

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We are all in this together: Human rights and COVID-19 response and recovery

Message from the UN Secretary General, on Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery.

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Call for Proposals: Media for Human Rights Program

K2.0, Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL), and Kosovar Center for Gender Studies (KCGS) are launching the EU-funded Media for Human Rights Program.

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SRSG Zahir Tanin Calls for Upholding Human Rights in Kosovo in the Context of COVID-19

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNMIK, Zahir Tanin, urgently calls upon all Kosovo institutions and stakeholders to uphold human rights in the fight against COVID-19.

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Human Rights Education for Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups

On Tuesday, December 24th the students at RIT Kosovo presented their knowledge gained through training.

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COVID-19 Guidance

It is a time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of COVID-19.

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Ombudsman met with the Head of the CoE in Pristina

Ombudsman, Mr. Hilmi Jashari and the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Pristina, Mr. Frank Power held a virtual meeting.

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Security and Gender Group Calls for Prevention of Domestic Violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic

At this time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, home is supposed to be the safest place for everyone. However, for people experiencing gender-based violence including domestic violence, social distancing can mean being trapped inside with an abuser.

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OSCE: We are Hiring!

Their latest vacancy is Human Rights Officer.

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Domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ombudsperson’s statement related to the domestic violence during COVID-19 pandemics.

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Call for Participants: Youth Peace Camp 2020

The Youth Peace Camp engages young people and youth organisations from conflict affected regions in dialogue and conflict transformation activities.

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International Students in the Europe House

The Europe House in North Mitrovica was visited by a group of international students.

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Call for Participants - Training on Storytelling

If you are wondering how you could make your stay at home during these difficult times more fun and productive, YIHR have a solution for you.

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Establish the fate of the missing

“We have more than 1640 reasons to continue our work to establish the fate of the missing,” says Head of the EU’s Rule of Law Mission on the National Day of Missing Persons.

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120 wheelchairs with school bags were placed on the square in Pristina

120 wheelchairs with school bags were placed on the square in Pristina as a call for greater inclusion of children with disabilities.

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Global survey youth & COVID-19

A global survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth rights, with a focus on employment and education.

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Workshop on International Women's Rights Day

8 March is International Women's Rights Day.

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Kosovo Trustbuilding Platform’s COVID-19 Resource Page

Kosovo Trustbuilding Platform has developed a Resource page that gathers the important links to information on Covid-19 as well as useful tips on how to spend quality time in self-isolation.

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Once upon a time and never again

The exhibition "Once upon a time and never again" invokes the memory of children killed and missing during the Kosovo conflict (1998-2000).

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With Throat in Strawberries

Language is often a driver of segregation and exclusion, preventing communities from fully exercising their human rights and fundamental freedom - which leads to further mistrust.

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No Security without Women

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Communities from South Mitrovica in Settlement Planning Processes

Activities for Mitrovica South communities’ inclusion in their neighborhoods planning processes continue!

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Democracy is Freedom

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Call for Participants: No Hate Speech Training course

Council of Europe is organising a training course on the Council of Europe Standards and Approaches to Combating Hate Speech.

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OSCE: We are Hiring!

They have international vacancies open.

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They are looking for an Intern!

Youth Initiative for Human Rights is looking for an Intern!

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OSCE: We are Hiring!

They have 4 new vacancies at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo! Check out details for each of them.

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ACDC: Research

ACDC has launched a survey.

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Edis Galushi: Differences are part of us

This is the story of Edis Galushi, a young member of the Kosovo Roma community from the Prizren municipality.

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Work with RYCO & UNDP

UNDP Albania is looking to engage an international expert who will support RYCO in developing a Human Resources policy.

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Once upon a time and never again

Visit virtually the exhibition ‘Once upon a time and never again’ by HLCK.

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The Ombudsperson requests from media not to publish names of the persons in the quarantine

Ombudsperson sees with great concern publication of some news by portals which have published lists with tables containing names and surnames, as well as other information, concerning persons who have been ordered to be isolated in quarantine, due to corona virus.

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The country’s institutions must shift their focus to the missing persons

On the occasion of the National Day of Missing Persons, HLCK calls on the domestic authorities to address as a matter of priority shedding light on fate of missing persons.

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Kosovo Access To Justice

The Access to Justice grants aim to foster links between justice and rule of law sector institutions and the communities they serve through support.

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Call for videos: Can YOU save the world?

So, here's the question: WHAT THREE THINGS CAN SAVE THE WORLD?

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Call for videos: Can YOU save the world?

If you had the chance, could you make our world a better place?

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Joint statement of Ombudsman, UNICEF and KOMF

Joint statement of the Kosovo’s Ombudsman, UNICEF and KOMF – Call for action “Let’s give Juveniles a Chance”.

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Call for Proposals

Service provision on producing a documentary video presenting Kosovo Women’s Network’s Kosovo Women’s Fund.

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COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Outbreak: Emerging Issues for Women and Girls and Gender- Sensitive Recommendations by UN Women & UNFPA.

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