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  1. 1. Mimoza Telaku Kosova
  2. 2. <ul><li>A socially sustainable society is one that is </li></ul><ul><li>just, </li></ul><ul><li>equitable, </li></ul><ul><li>inclusive and democratic, </li></ul><ul><li>provides a decent quality of life for current and future generations </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Post war country </li></ul><ul><li>1999-2008 under UN Administration </li></ul><ul><li>2008- declared independence </li></ul><ul><li>In the center of Balkan peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Around 2.07 million people </li></ul><ul><li>33% under the age of 15 </li></ul><ul><li>52% under the age of 25 </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 of people – rural area </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of people – urban area </li></ul><ul><li>Around 90 % - Albanian </li></ul><ul><li>Round 10 % - minorities (Turkish, Bosnian, Serbian & Roma) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>High level of illiteracy </li></ul><ul><li>High level of unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Lower social status </li></ul><ul><li>Low influence in decision making </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Illiteracy level is higher in rural than in urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Illiteracy level is higher in among women above 50 years old and Roma community </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 14 % of women living in rural areas are defined as illiterate </li></ul><ul><li>9.5 % of 16-19 years old females are illiterate </li></ul><ul><li>16.3 of this age group have very basic literacy level </li></ul><ul><li>54 % of females attend secondary school </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Unemployment in Kosovo is 5 7 % overall </li></ul><ul><li>Around 70- 80% of wo m e n are unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>93 % of females who completed secondary school education are unemployed </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>45% of population live in poverty < € 1.42/day </li></ul><ul><li>15% of people live in extreme poverty <0.93/day </li></ul><ul><li>13% of women live in their own income </li></ul><ul><li>87% of women depend on others for their livelihood </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increase of population - high portion of young people who are entering or who entered the reproductive age </li></ul><ul><li>High birth rate – uneducated women tend to have more children </li></ul><ul><li>Illiteracy </li></ul><ul><li>Gender based violence </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases & deaths of children </li></ul><ul><li>Higher unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Enhanced status </li></ul><ul><li>Higher employment </li></ul><ul><li>Less poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Lower birth rates </li></ul><ul><li>Less diseases & deaths of children </li></ul><ul><li>Improved health </li></ul><ul><li>Being more active </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Informed about sustainable development </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Raising awareness about education </li></ul><ul><li>Giving equal opportunities for education and employment </li></ul><ul><li>Education for sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>- curriculum in formal and nonformal schooling </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting women in decision making </li></ul><ul><li>- using quota </li></ul><ul><li>- promoting through the media </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>According to a study report of Women for Women International (Amplifying the Voices of Women in Kosovo) </li></ul><ul><li>74% of women report that they never participate in an activity to improve their community, </li></ul><ul><li>52.3% believe that women have a strong ability to make changes in society and </li></ul><ul><li>44.1% of the survey participants believe that they personally have a strong ability to make changes in society. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Women Children Education Sustainable development values Next generation
  13. 13. <ul><li>Kosova Human Development Report 2006, UNDP Kosova </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations Agencies in Kosova, Where we will be in 2015?, Millenium Development Goals Baseline Report for Kosova, March 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Women for Women Kosova </li></ul><ul><li>Central and Eastern Europe: Key Indicators for vocational education and training. ETF. (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Valur Ingimundarson, Under Patriarchy and Peacekeeping: Women in Kosovo since the War, http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Patridge, Institute for sustainable futures, July 2005 </li></ul>
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