The National Platform for Protection from Discrimination for the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities is Launched
Today, on June 22, 2022, the Office for Good Governance - the Prime Minister's Office, in cooperation with the Social Justice for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian project, implemented by the Terre des hommes Mission in Kosovo, the Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians and the HEKS Foundation, organized the launch event of the "National Platform for Protection from Discrimination for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities".
The opening of the event was made by Mr. Habit Hajredini, Director of the Office for Good Governance, Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Anti-discrimination - ZQM-ZKM, where then a speech was held by Mrs. Emilija Redžepi, Third Deputy Prime Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights, Mrs. Pauline Menthonnex, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland, Mr. Stefano Gnocchi, Head of Communities, Cultural and Religious Heritage, EU Office in Kosovo, Mrs. Elizabeth Gowing, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Community Affairs and Mrs. Florina Duli, Director of the Terre des Hommes Mission in Kosovo. Other attendees were actors from various central and local level institutions, civil society representatives, media representatives, etc.
Next, the platform for reporting cases of discrimination was presented, its role and importance, the way of use and the importance of multi-sector cooperation in its functioning, in which case the attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and give recommendations by promoting the platform and carrying information to as many citizens as possible.
The purpose of the platform is to contribute to the fight against discrimination against the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities by providing easier access for citizens to report cases of discrimination against the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, refer them to the relevant institutions and inform about the relevant legislation which guarantees the rights of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities.
ℹ️ This platform was developed within the project "Social Justice for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians", supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Office for Good Governance - office of the Prime Minister in Kosovo