After the meeting held with 25 leaders of the villages of Podujeva and the visit to Shtedime, Dumnicë të Epërme, Bellopojë and Orllanë, we met again to discuss about the involvement of women in decision-making.
The meeting focused on presenting the outcomes of the current situation of women involvement at the local decision-making level. We strongly encouraged the participants to give recommendations for the new regulation of Village Councils, how to improve the situation and increase the involvement of girls/women in these meetings.
Present at the meeting were 25 leaders of the villages of Podujeva, the Coordinator of the Village Councils within the Municipality, as well as the moderator of the meeting in Shtedime.
The mayors promised that in the upcoming elections they will create more favorable conditions and encourage more girls/women to run for decision-making positions. One of the recommendations that came out of this meeting was the inclusion of gender quotas in Village Councils Regulation.