23.05.2020

The Government approves Kosovo Program for Gender Equality and the decision to initiate procedures for declaring the former Prison in Prishtina a museum

Prishtina, 23 May 2020

The acting Government of the Republic of Kosovo, at the request of the acting Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, pursuant to the Regulation of Rules and Procedure of the Government, held the corresponding meeting (electronic meeting), the 34th meeting of the Government, in which it approved the Kosovo Program for Gender Equality 2020-2024 and the Action Plan 2020-2022, and the decision to express the will and interest that the Building of former Prison in Prishtina, on “Luan Haradinaj” street, be declared a museum.

After reviewing the Kosovo Program for Gender Equality 2020-2024 and the Action Plan 2020-2022, the Government decided to approve this Program. The decision obliges the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo to implement this Program according to the activities foreseen in the Action Plan, while the Agency for Gender Equality within the Office of the Prime Minister is obliged to monitor the implementation and to annually report on the implementation of the program.

Kosovo Program for Gender Equality 2020-2024 defines gender equality as a fundamental right and one of the important factors for economic growth, development and stability in society. Gender equality is also one of the fundamental principles of the rights set out in the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo.

The overall strategic objective of the Kosovo Program for Gender Equality is to ensure gender equality as a focus of transformational processes in all structures, institutions, policies, procedures, practices and programs of government, agencies, civil society, the private sector and the donor community. This objective is intended to be achieved by working in three directions:

  • Creating equal opportunities to contribute to and benefit from economic development, inclusiveness and improvement of social welfare.
  • Advancing gender equality through quality education, quality health, inclusiveness and utilization of human capacities in sustainable development and elimination of inequality and gender stereotypes;
  • Advancing rights to decision-making, peace, security and justice.

In today’s meeting, the acting Government of the Republic of Kosovo has reviewed and approved the decision to express the will and interest that the Building of the former Prison in Prishtina, on “Luan Haradinaj” street, be declared a museum. This decision obliges the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in coordination with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Public Administration and the Ministry of Finance and Transfers, and pursuant to the Law on Cultural Heritage, the Law on Institutions of Culture and other legislation in force, to carry out all necessary procedures and propose to the Government of the Republic of Kosovo the establishment of this Museum.