Berlin – ESI and Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation discuss women's rights in the Western Balkans on the road to EU accession

26 September 2023
Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna
Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna

ESI senior analyst Adnan Cerimagic met with a delegation from the Swedish Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, an organisation committed to gender equality, women's rights, and economic development in the Western Balkans.

Led by six directors of civil society organisations in the region, the delegation was in Berlin to share insights and findings from Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo. The discussions were focused on the necessity of establishing key indicators in civil society and women's rights, vital for Western Balkan states on their path to EU accession.

The group also presented the recently published Women's Rights in Western Balkans Report (2022), the sixth edition of a benchmarking initiative covering women in politics, gender-based violence, the security of women human rights defenders, and women in the labour market.

Adnan presented some of ESI's research and analysis and discussed how it ties in with Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation's work.