Kosovo, March 2012: Celebrating International Womens’ Day
KLP Winner 1 KLP Winner 2 Winner no. 3

From left, NCSC Chief of Party with the winners of essay competition,
1st place, Lyra Ahmeti; 2nd place Edona Morina; 3rd place, Besa Rexhepi.

With the support of USAID’s Kosovo Legal Profession Program, the Kosovo Chamber of Advocates (KCA) organized an event in honor of International Women's Day, March 8, 2012. Guests included women members of the KCA, honoring winners of a student essay contest for students of the University of Pristina, Faculty of Law.

Nushe Mekaj, Vice President of the KCA, opened the ceremony by speaking about the history of the 8th of March and the role of woman in preserving, protecting and defending justice. She also discussed the challenges women face in Kosovo. The chairperson of the KCA Committee for Women and Minoritys, Shpresa Rama, discussed the role of the woman in the family.

NCSC Chief of Party, Harold Dampier, discussed the role of the woman as a main pillar of the family and society, emphasizing that “woman’s day is a reminder about the significant role that women play in society in fighting injustice.” Mr. Dampier also highlighted excerpts from the award winning essays which will be published in an upcoming bulletin of the KCA.

The Kosovo Legal Profession Program (KLP) is implemented in partnership by USAID and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).