On 20 March, former President Atifete Jahjaga, the first woman President of Kosovo, launched the Jahjaga Foundation. The Foundation will work to create a just society by empowering women and youth. President Jahjaga invited attendees to join her on a mission to change Kosovo by investing in women and youth.
I am happy and honored to be able to continue the work I initiated through this Foundation when I was President of Kosovo. The need to empower women and youth in Kosovo is greater than ever.
She observed that girls and women are demonstrating every day that they are the true leaders of this country. They are making the difference. Therefore improving the position of women in Kosovo society and advancing their rights should be part of our active engagement in society, mine and yours.
President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca sent a congratualtory video message to President Jahjaga.
Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton, Director of European Center for Security Studies—George C Marshal, talked about the special cooperation they had had with President Jahjaga for many years.
“She has been a great supporter of change and positive governance. She has continuously advocated for human rights, transparent governance, and equal rights for everyone. At the same time, she was a promoter for the reconciliation process in the region,” Mr. Dayton further added.
Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) congratulates the former President of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms. Atifete Jahjata, on launching the Foundation and the continuous work for the women’s rights, human rights.
Jahjaga Foundation was launched in the framework of the Women’s Week–an annual event organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which kicked off this Monday in Prishtina.