In most wars and conflicts, it is women and girls who lead the protests, who are hit the hardest by gender-based violence and lack of vital resources, while at the same time leading the fight for freedom and human rights.
Despite this, transitional justice often fails to adequately address the multidimensional issue of gender justice. The moment the war ends, women are expected to return to their normal roles.
With this in mind, and after a long political war, in 2000, the United Nations (UN) adopted Resolution 1325, aiming to make gender equality and the situation of women an integral part of international peace and security.
The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in preventing and resolving conflicts, wars, peace negotiations and in rebuilding the country after the war.
How much this resolution has been implemented since the post-war period in Kosovo and how much the gender perspective has been included in important political processes, such as in the dialogue for the normalization of relations with Serbia, will be the topic of today’s podcast in conversation with Luljeta Demolli, executive director at the Kosovo Center for Gender Studies.