All articles by: Dafina Halili
The Kosovar saving lives with science
Zanfina Ademi is one of the world’s leading health economists.
Landmark decision for transgender rights
Blert Morina exercises right to change name and sex marker.
Activists challenge EU and MOJ on new Civil Code
Concerns raised that new legislation violates Constitution.
Yusuf Omar: It’s easy to manipulate one camera, it’s difficult to manipulate thousands
International mobile journalist discusses camera glasses, hitchhiking to Syria and how we should've seen Donald Trump coming.
Gender inequality is still pervasive in decision-making and politics
Kosovo has most advanced gender equality law in region — but doesn’t enforce it.
Dezso Mate: I don’t like the word taboo because it indicates there are topics that society doesn’t want to acknowledge
Budapest-based researcher talks about how his experience as a gay Roma man has fueled his fight for acknowledgement and change.
Atifete Jahjaga: All the activism that was synchronized from one side of the globe to the other shows that enough is enough — the time has come to act
The first woman president of Kosovo speaks about the importance of women’s participation and challenging the patriarchal mindset in politics, as well as her cause for survivors of wartime sexual violence.
Fotis Filippou: Change needs to come through people power
Amnesty International’s European campaigns director talks mass mobilization, targeted messaging and the democratization of protests in the digital world.
Survivors speak in the wake of Vasfije
Wartime sexual violence survivors share their own experiences.
Alban Ukaj: The problem is that the artistic community is conformist
Sarajevo-based Kosovar actor discusses the role of the arts in dealing with the past.
Eli Krasniqi: ‘In reality, patriarchy kills’
Talking Balkan Feminism (Part 1) — Socio-anthropologist talks about everyday feminist struggles in Kosovo.
Law change to see unpaid labor recognized
Amendments aimed at ensuring equality for women in divorce settlements.
Transgender case taken to Kosovo’s highest legal institution
Decision over change of name and sex marker presented to Constitutional Court.
Will Kosovars soon be heading for departures?
Citizens react after this week’s step toward visa liberalisation.
Newfound support for wartime sexual violence survivors
‘Be My Voice’ aims for a comprehensive discussion for sexual violence survivors.
German feminist duo: We need more intersectionality in the movement
Leading feminist activists Dagmar Schultz and Erika Hügel-Marshall on strengthening the cause through embracing genuine diversity.
Landmark request to change name and sex marker denied
Activist vows to use all legal options available.
Sami Mustafa: Cinema can be more powerful than politics in changing people’s lives
Award winning filmmaker discusses the misleading portrayal of Roma in film and the next generation attempting to change it.
Anamari Repić: We forget about people and their lives because of politics
Long-time journalist and vice-chairperson of the Press Council of Kosovo talks media and minorities.
Recognition and reparations finally due
Application process opens for survivors of wartime sexual violence.
Linda Shala: Kosovo’s market is suffocated, but foreign markets present the youth with opportunities
After nearly 30 years of doing business, Linda Shala speaks new opportunities and challenges in the market, as well as her passion for journalism.
Blerta Zeqiri: Our Romeo and Juliet is love between people of the same sex
Kosovar filmmaker discusses forbidden love, the process behind her films and women in cinema.
Battling back against narratives of prejudice
Fred Taikon has spent his life promoting Roma culture.
Rights of war-related sexual violence survivors demanded
New Amnesty International report launched in Prishtina.
Enisa Eminovska: “I am an expert in a thematic area, not an expert in people. There is no such thing as a Roma expert.”
Social inclusion expert talks integration, assimilation and empowerment.
Singing about sworn virgins
Vjollca Robelli Mripa’s music explores Albanian traditions and heritage.
Balkan unity in the Pride Parade
LGBTI rights supporters from across region at Kosovo’s first Pride.
Sian Jones: Institutions have done nothing for survivors of sexual violence — now it’s their chance to do something
Amnesty International’s researcher for Kosovo talks to K2.0 about war crimes, missing persons and failed justice.
Flaka Jahaj & Bonne Reijn: Fashion needs to go back to the zero point
Traditional Kosovar knitwear meets 21st century designs.
Lucinda Coxon: Anybody talking about their film’s success has also had a huge amount of failure
“The Danish Girl” screenwriter talks killing characters, theater vs. film and disruptive childhoods.
Kosovo diaspora dreams of political change
The Kosovars abroad calling for a functioning social democracy.
Fortesa Kadriu: “Non acceptance and stigmatization in society endangers mental health”
Psychologist discusses mental health services for LGBT persons.
Infrastructure blocked for people with disabilities
Tens of thousands unable to access buildings, streets and services.
Anita Mitic — living life as an activist
The Belgrade human rights campaigner who keeps speaking out.
Daniel Mulloy: “Any film you could make anywhere else you could make in Kosovo”
BAFTA winner talks refugee crisis, Kosovar cinema and his favorite 'cajtores' with K2.0.
Fitore Berisha: Bringing out my horns through artistic protest
Artist talks about using art as therapy, revolt and empowerment.
Kosovars to join historic global Women’s March
Millions expected to demonstrate for rights following Trump’s inauguration.
ANDRRA: Exploring Albanian rhapsodies gives meaning to my parents’ pasts and my own future
Chart-topping music artist discusses her upcoming album, folk music by women and cultural conformity.
All talk, no action: Human Rights in Kosovo in 2016
Though rhetoric has been positive, little benefit has been felt by Kosovo’s vulnerable communities this year.
“What if we’re not lesbians, but we’re something else?”
A long journey to accepting transgender identity.
Kosovar activists prepare to mark Human Rights Day
Range of activities planned to address Kosovo human rights violations.
Kosovo amongst worst ranked nations in PISA education assessment
Kosovar students score the lowest in the region.
Marcin Malinowski: Artificial Intelligence is going to be a game changer for humankind
Google's head of global partnerships for Eastern Europe talks AI, user privacy and how to get hired.
Human rights organizations demand investigation into Astrit Dehari’s death
Mounting pressure for government action.
Justice for Astrit Dehari demanded in solemn march
Questions remain following prison death of opposition activist.
Alan Greenberg: “I can fix technology. I cannot fix people.”
Ed-tech guru discusses how technology is shaping the future of learning.
Janset Kalan: I wish people would listen to trans people, try to understand and accept them
Human rights activist and trans woman discusses fundamental freedoms and transgender discrimination in Turkey.
Held back and excluded
Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians continue to be left behind in education.
Kosovo hosts first regional conference on LGBTI rights
Historic event themed “Why laws are not enough.”
Kosovo and Bosnia: Artistic kiss in Belgrade air
Prishtina and Sarajevo meet in the heart of Belgrade, the city which gave birth to that which separates them.
Maternity hardship for working women
Despite legislation, many women are still unprotected from discriminatory practices.
The neglected voices of Saturday’s mass protests
Citizens oppose "unconstitutional" government actions.
Amnesty International calls for urgent investigation into Kosovo Police actions
Suggestions that "excessive force" used during Vetevendosje raid.