June 19, 2019 | Wednesday

EU gender talk on ‘gender mainstreaming in the health sector’

On 17 June, the EUO/EUSR held an EU gender talk on the topic of ‘gender mainstreaming in the health sector’.

The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Health, civil society organisations, international organisations and doctors and nurses.

A lively two-hour debate focused on questions like ‘Are women-specific health needs sufficiently addressed in the health care institutions in Kosovo?’ and ‘How does medical research consider gender differences?’

This discussion touched upon the gender-related aspects of healthcare, prevention and education. Participants elaborated on the challenges the Kosovo health sector is facing and how gender mainstreaming can help to improve women’s wellbeing.

In January 2019, as a direct result of an EU-funded Kosovo gender analysis, the EU Office/EUSR in Kosovo launched a series of discussions under the title ‘Gender Talks: Because we make a difference’. In collaboration with the Europe House in Kosovo, the talks aim at contextualising inequalities within different topics, raising awareness, contributing to changing people’s mindset and improving gender equality policies in Kosovo.