Our goal is to shine the spotlight on overlooked women’s stories and to discover the roles of women activists in the history of the post-Yugoslav peacebuilding process. In particular, we want to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between Serbia and Kosovo, their shared history and the impact of social movements on peacebuilding and reconciliation processes from the perspective of women.

We want to inspire young people from Serbia and Kosovo, especially young women, to take a proactive stance in their communities and at the regional level, in order to preserve the legacy of women’s engagement in civil rights, peacebuilding and shared values. We intend to bring together citizens, artists, and activists to discuss solidarity and civil rights, based on the legacy and outcomes of activism of past and present generations as key actors for normalizing relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

The project is implemented through several types of activities. The first is to design a study that will shed light on the role of women in peacebuilding and the normalization of relations between post-Yugoslav countries, especially Serbia and Kosovo. Based on the study, a comic strip will be developed to bring this topic closer to a wider population of citizens, especially young people. Also, with a film about activists who have contributed to peacebuilding, we want to encourage new generations of activists to continue the fight. The last element is a conference, wherein decision makers in the post-Yugoslav space draw attention to the ways in which women, artists, politicians, journalists, activists can contribute to better neighborly relations and a better quality of life for citizens of this region.

The project is being implemented with the support of the Balkan Democracy Fund.

Duration: October 2018 – February 2020