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March 9, 2022

IPKO Foundation marked International Women’s Day by inspiring and empowering young girls

By inspiring and empowering young girls from all over Kosovo, IPKO Foundation, together with two of its partners, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and Network of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Women's Organizations of Kosovo, marked 8th of March - International Women’s Day.

We gathered more than 30 young ambitious girls coming from different municipalities, such as: Prishtina, Fushë Kosova, Lipjan and Mitrovica to take part in our event at the National Library of Kosovo “Pjeter Bodgani”, starting from 10:00 to 11:30.

The activity started with the inspiring speech of Ms. Abetare Gojani, Executive Director of IPKO Foundation, who said: “activism remains the best example of how we, with our voice and advocacy, can contribute to a more favorable ecosystem for girls to have a place to express their potential. It’s the final moment for our society to follow the example of many democratic societies in the world and to become aware of the irreplaceable role of girls and women in the development of the country, because only in this way we emancipate and strengthen the position of girls and women. Thank you for helping us on building a new vision for girls and women in Kosovo”.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation remains a strategic partner of IPKO Foundation. Ms. Nazan Safqi - Head of Division for Communities Education during the event said: “The education of girls is one of the most important components, that’s why my main advice is: education and only education for girls”.

Also, girls had the chance to hear the inspiring & touching story of Ms. Shpresa Agushi from the minority groups, serving as an integral role in forging the path towards change in the minority and disadvantaged groups. She said: “By working together, we manage to empower girls and young women of Kosovo coming from all communities”.

Our goal was to motivate and inspire these girls and young women that every child has an equal chance for success, no matter social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin or family background and that all individuals can reach at least a basic minimum level of skills. The inspirational speakers shared their experiences and the benefits of education, as well as providing careers advice to these girls and young women based on their own experiences.

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