Source description last updated: 26 May 2020

In brief: The Kosovar Gender Studies Center (KGSC) is a Pristina-based non-governmental organisation that conducts research on gender issues and promotes gender awareness in Kosovo.

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The Kosovar Gender Studies Center envisions a society where “gender equality and mainstreaming is included [in] all spheres of life, under strict implementation of laws, and a society where women would be able to achieve self-realization and personal and professional development. […]

The KGSC’s mission is “to integrate gender-sensitive analysis, programs, and policies in all sectors of Kosovar society.” It aims to “increase[e] gender awareness and a focus on gender issues, developing gender studies and ensuring the inclusion of gender-sensitive policies through research, policy development, advocacy and lobbying.” (KGSC: Background, Vision & Mission, undated)


Donors of the KGSC include the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), the European Research and Innovation Area Committee (ERAC), Kvinna Till Kvinna, the Advocacy Training and Resource Center (ATRC) (Kosovo) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. (KGSC: Financial Statements with Independent Auditor’s report for the year ended 31 December 2018, p. 8)

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: Kosovo

Thematic focus: gender issues, including women in politics, participation/discrimination of women in the labour market, situation of LGBTI persons


Reports published on the KGSC website are authored by different non-governmental organisations. They may be draw on questionnaire-based surveys, focus-group discussions (Kosova - Women 4 Women: What do we really know about property rights?, February 2018, p. 10), semi-structured interviews, published reports, as well as analyses and statistical information from public institutions (Institute for Development Policy: Women in decision making in public institutions in Kosovo, March 2019, p. 4).

Languages of publication:

English and Albanian


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