19. December. 2019. | 12:07


Gender equality in decision making positions at the local level



The main objective of this research is to map and determine the distribution of decision-making positions based on the principle of gender equality and the established (domestic and international) legal framework at the local level in Kosovo, with particular focus on local institutions in eight Serb majority municipalities. In addition to the main, specific objective of the research is to make recommendations to responsible institutions based on established facts, ie the distribution of decision making positions at the local level, and illuminating the perception of gender equality within institutions by women (in decision-making positions), all with the purpose of respecting the principle of gender equality.

By processing the data of Kosovo and Serbian institutions operating in eight Serb-majority municipalities, and conducting anonymous interviews with women in decision making positions, a broader research reach and a deeper understanding of the issue itself were just sought. Previous research that has dealt with the same or similar topics has taken official statistics as a basis, with rare cases of data collection from personalized field surveys (interviews / surveys), and even less often with reference to soft institutions funded by the Republic of Serbia. In a comprehensive approach, this research has sought to draw attention to the issue of gender inequality in Kosovo from two perspectives crucial to the development of democracy: minority and gender.

Gender equality in decision making positions at the local level