Western Balkan EU Advocacy in Brussels
1-7 November, 2015 Kvinna till Kvinna accompanied 14 women’s rights activists from Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina, visited Brussels to advocate for women’s issues in their respective countries.
During their visit, participants met with various representatives from the Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), the European External Action Service (EEAS), the Committee for Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament, Principal Adviser on Gender and Security at the EU, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the EU, and the Permanent Representation of Sweden at the EU.
EU representatives acknowledged their large role in pressuring governments to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment. They promised to have more in-depth consultation with women’s CSO’s in the following years.