March 19, 2019
Various KUSA projects have the purpose and goal of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behaviors to drive positive social change while encouraging action towards a particular phenomenon or issue within our society. They are predominantly designated to educate our society through generating awareness and positively influencing the public opinion to drive societal transformation and change attitudes towards a particular anomaly. One particular issue KUSA wants to bring to the limelight is the neglected role of women in our society as the critical social support structures. It is crucial to emphasize the significant role of women in our society and reflect upon their influential capabilities and the roots of their meteoric rise through encouraging them to voice their thoughts, ideas and opinions. As a result, Shkendije Himaj, KUSA Member, initiated the project “Removing Ceiling for Equal Opportunities” with the focus on removing some of the impediments related to various barriers regarding gender diversity in Kosovo as well as promoting equal opportunities for women in numerous decision-making processes within the society.
The project was lastly celebrated through a Certification Award Ceremony with regards to the professional development training programs conducted for a selected group of women coming from various professional backgrounds. Therefore, on March 18th, KUSA together with Ms. Shkendije Himaj hosted the certification ceremony “Acknowledge my CV” for the closing of the project as a sign of revering the women who participated and celebrating the completion of a successful project. Attendees had the chance to recognize all the women who participated in such a training program, whose aim was to facilitate a pathway for women in leading positions and/or management roles.
The imperative role of women in our society was also amplified by the United States Ambassador Mr. Philip Kosnett, whose presence honored the entire event. Through a powerful speech, the US Ambassador talked about women empowerment in the workplace as well as the necessary actions and activities Kosovo should undertake to further promote equal opportunities.
Recognizing the importance of this project as a critical advocate for equipping women with leadership skills and training programs that hereinafter motivate women to flourish in the society as equally as men, the Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors Ms. Atifete Jahjage also joined us on our celebration of the achievement of these women. Through a captivating language of speech, Ms. Jahjaga inspired our women to continue thriving and contributing to our society while facing and overcoming any barrier that comes along the way.
Online Registry of all certified trainees, can be found here: