Kosovar Gender Studies Center (KGSC), in cooperation with the Office for Good Governance (OGG), with the purpose of implementing the Law no. 05 / L-021 on Protection from Discrimination and Law no. 05 / L-020 on Gender Equality, has prepared the Policy against Sexual Harassment in Public Administration in Kosovo which was signed today by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, Mr. Avdullah Hoti.
The policy contributes fundamentally to the protection of and promotion of gender equality as a fundamental value of the democratic development of the society and the Republic of Kosovo, with the aim of preventing any form of action that leads to violation of the personal dignity of each employee in public administration. This is a necessity in the implementation of the directives of the European Union, that require from our institutions the fulfillment of these criteria in the process of European integration.
The aim of the Policy against Sexual Harassment in Public Administration in Kosovo is to serve as an instrument and strategic orientation in creating a workplace environment where every form of sexual harassment is prevented and sanctioned.
KGSC highly appreciates the contribution of the Office for Good Governance in the drafting process and the Office of the Prime Minister for cooperation and commitment to implement the policy.
This policy approved today by Prime Minister Hoti is an initiative, initiated by KGSC in cooperation with the OGG in 2008, with financial support by USAID and E4E -ATRC.