The war in Kosovo ended in 1999, but it remains a patriarchal society where women struggle for economic and social equality. Even before the war, girls were often excluded from education, which has resulted in low literacy rates among women, especially in rural areas. This exclusion further constrains women’s participation in government and other aspects of public life.

Women for Women International – Kosovo has served more than 33,000 women through our yearlong program, women like Valbona who have forged a new path for themselves.

Women for Women International – Kosovo piloted a job placement program for its graduates in 2012. To date, 504 graduates have been placed in jobs and 957 are seeking jobs through the Women for Women International – Kosovo Job Placement Office.