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  • IPKO Foundation Marking International Girl Child Day
    09:30 -15:15
    11-10-2019

    Xhevdet Doda Street, Prishtina

    Xhevdet Doda Street, Prishtina

    Press Release

     

     

     

    IPKO Foundation, with support from USAID- ASSET Program, UNKT, UNFPA, UNICEF, and UN Women, is marking the international Girls Child Day!

     

     

    In recognition of the challenges faced by girls, in 2011, the United Nations (UN) declared the 11th of October as the International Girl Child Day. This day aims to promote the empowerment of girls, address the needs and challenges the girls face and the fulfillment of their rights.

    IPKO Foundation for the fifth consecutive year marks International Girls Child Day with various activities, and this year we are delighted to be working alongside our partners such as USAID- ASSET Program, UN Kosovo Team, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, in supporting all girls to amplify their voices and stand up for their rights.

    This year’s theme “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable” will focus on highlighting the brave girls and women who are breaking barriers in a dominated single-gender occupation, with particular emphasis on the ICT sector.

     

    Today, girls are moving from dreaming to achieving. More are attending school and gaining the skills they need to excel in the future world of work. Girls are breaking boundaries and barriers posed by stereotypes and exclusion, including those directed at children with disabilities and those living in marginalized communities. International Day of the Girl 2019 brings together partners and stakeholders to equip girls with the power, knowledge, and space to continue to voice their passions and concerns. This day also marks a big step towards fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 5, which calls for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere by 2030.

    During this day, 35 young girls (10-18 years old) from 6 municipalities in Kosovo will come to Prishtina and take part in 5 immersive workshops related to technology, education, music, and art. In addition, the girls will have the chance to be part of two study-visits, taking place in the Telemedicine Center of Kosovo and at Jaha Solar. There they will have the opportunity to observe the every-day work it takes to run such institutions, meet other women with profiles and professions that are traditionally dominated by one gender.

     

     

    International Girl Child Day Agenda Opening
    09:00 – 09:30 R Arrival    (Xhevdet Doda Gymnasium)  09:30 -10:00 S Opening Ceremony

    Representative of UNW Representative of UNFPA Representative of USAID Mission in Kosovo Representative of IPKO Foundation  Workshop 

    10:00-11:30 V Workshop with Girls    4 different workshops related to technology, education, music and art. (Topics TBD) Lunch

    11:30-12:10 L Lunch  Interactive activities with Telemedicine Center of Kosovo

    12:30-13:30 V Study Visit @ Telemedicine Center of Kosovo  Interactive activities with Jaha Solar

    14:00-15:00 V Study Visit @ Jaha Solar

    Closing 15:00 – 15:15 C Closing Ceremony- Jaha Solar    Returning to Xhevdet Doda and Departure  

     

  • ICGD with UNWOMEN: Stamp It” on Friday, October 11th, in the Pristina University Student Center from 14:00
    14:00 -18:00
    11-10-2019

    “Stamp It”

    Marking the International Day of the Girl Child we have the pleasure to invite you to the reveal of the public artwork “Stamp It” on Friday, October 11th, in the Pristina University Student Center from 14:00.
    Conceptual artist and activist Alketa Xhafa-Mripa, in collaboration with UN Women, and with the participating girls of this artwork, will publicly showcase the potential of young women and girls through an empowering mural.

    On this occasion, United Nations Development Coordinator, Ulrika Richardson, and the mural artist, Alketa Xhafa-Mripa will address the audience.

    Under this year’s International Day of the Girl Child global theme “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable,” through this public artwork, girls are invited to be present in public spaces, to participate in shaping the present, and to symbolically seal an equal future for them and future generations.

    Place: Student Center at the University of Pristina (Student Dormitory building close to the amphitheatre)
    Date: 11 October 2019
    Time: 14:00

    This activity is part of “Youth for Kosovo” project, supported by UN Peacebuilding Fund, implemented by UNDP-UNV, UN Women and UNICEF.

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  • Journalism Poverty Prize 2019 Awards Ceremony
    14:30 -17:00
    14-10-2019

    The Association of Journalists of Kosovo-AJK in partnership with UN agencies, funds, programmmes and entities in Kosovo – The UN Kosovo Team (UNKT), under the coordination of the UN Development Coordinator’s Office, and in cooperation with UNS on 14 October will mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The event will precede the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, determined on the basis of the United Nations Resolution adopted on 22December, 1992 by the UN General Assembly.

    This significant advocacy day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty and a chance for them to make their concerns heard, as well as to consider the systematic measures that should be taken to eradicate poverty once and for all.

    In order to enhance awareness of the importance of poverty eradication efforts in the context of Kosovo, the Association of Journalists of Kosovo in close partnership with the UN Kosovo Team (UNKT), is organizing the 14th edition of the annual awards “The Journalism Poverty Prize”.

    The awards ceremony will be attended by representatives of the media, institutions, civil society, private sector, international organizations and other partners committed to eradicate poverty and promote the Sustainable Development Goals in Kosovo.

    The ceremony will be accompanied by the exhibition that tackles poverty with photography.

    The Journalism Poverty Prize 2019 (14th edition) is organized by the Association of Journalists of Kosovo in cooperation with UN Kosovo Team – UNKT, funded by the UN Development Coordinator’s Office, UNWOMEN, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNVolunteers.

    The AJK in close cooperation with UNKT, and UNS kindly invite you to join us in the marking of this day. Please find attached the detailed agenda.

    Sincerely, The Association of Journalists of Kosovo

    Email: office@agk-ks.org Web: www.agk-ks.org

    AGENDA, 14 October, 2019

    14:30 – 15:00                  RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS
    (Menza Ramiz Sadiku, Pristina)

    15:00 – 15:05  INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS
    Vesa Bala – Association of Journalists of Kosovo
    15:05 – 15:20  WELCOMING SPEECH
    – Ms. Gentiana Begolli Pustina – President of the Board of the Association of Journalists of Kosovo – Ms. Ulrika Richardson – UN Development Coordinator – Mr. Budimir Ničić – President of the Association of Journalists of Serbia in Kosovo
    15:20 – 15:30  VIDEO PRESENTATION “KEEPING POVERTY ON THE FRONT PAGE”
    15:30 – 15:40  SPEECH: TACKLING POVERTY WITH JOURNALISM
    Ms. Elizabeth Gowing – Author, Human Rights Activists and founder of The Ideas Partnership
    15:40 – 16:00  AWARDS CEREMONY
    – Best short video story – Best TV documentary – Best audio story – Best written story – Best photography
    16:00 – 17:00  REFRESHMENTS & MUSIC
    Visar Kuqi & Dukagjin Muhaxheri

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