Women’s Participation in Decision-Making in Kosovo

The participation of women in decision-making in Kosovo is considered to be low in spite of the legal requirement from the Law No. 05/L-020 on Gender Equality, article 6, point 8, which states that “Equal gender representation in all legislative, executive and judiciary bodies and other public institutions is achieved when ensured a minimum representation of fifty percent (50%) for each gender, including their governing and decision-making bodies”.

The aim of the research was to assess women’s participation in decision-making at the central level (Government, Assembly and Presidency) and local level (municipality) in Kosovo.