Discrimination and Domestic Violence

AuthorValbona Shehu- Krasniqi - Hava Bujupaj-Ismajli
PositionDepartment of Justice, Kosovo - University 'Hasan Prishtina' Pristina, Kosovo
European Journal of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
Vol. 1 No. 1
January 2017
ISSN 2519-1284
Acces online at www.iipccl.org
Discrimination and Domestic Violence
Valbona Shehu- Krasniqi
Department of Justice, Kosovo
Hava Bujupaj-Ismajli
University "Hasan Prishtina" Pristina, Kosovo
Discrimination and gender-based violence is present in our society. In this sense, the
Government of Kosovo implemented on 25.08.2011 the program against domestic violence.
With the Kosovo Government Decision no. 04/83 a National Coordinator against Domestic
Violence was appointed and assigned responsibilities for leading the implementation of
this program and at the same time a Coordination Group was appointed. The f‌i ght against
domestic violence has already taken all the institutional and political dimensions, including
activating all segments of Kosovar society.
Main objective of this manuscript is based on the collection of data from reports, statistics,
and interviews with competent persons, spokesman of the police, social work centres, leaders
of departments, police stations and other relevant institutions. A large number of individual
meetings was conducted with persons responsible for each institution; also wri en requests
were sent by mail, electronically or delivered in person at the facility. To get to the f‌i nal design
of this study a primary research of printed materials, laws, regulations, analysis, preliminary
reports, was initially conducted concerning the Law on Protection from Domestic and gender
Keywords: Violence, Family, prosecutor, law, government.
Kosovo, with an area of 10,887 km² and a population of about 2 million inhabitants, is
located in the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. Changes occurred in the Balkans in
the 1990s, as a consequence of tensions and armed conf‌l icts in the former Yugoslavia,
which brought great changes not only in the political map of the region, but also in
the social and economic situation of countries.
Kosovo is characterized by a young population, where 50% is under the age of 24 and
only 8% of its population is over the age of 64 years. Compared to other countries
in the region, Kosovo has the highest unemployment rate. It is estimated that in
2008, 48% of the workforce was unemployed. Unemployment tends to be long-term,
where approximately 82% of the unemployed have been unemployed for more
than 12 months. The unemployment rate for young people is 73%. Also, the rate of
unemployment is di erent between the sexes. The unemployment rate for women
is 55%, while for men it is 39%. The number of students who are forced to leave
school continues to be of concern, especially girls. Healthy family relationships and
marriages are a contribution to the elimination of gender stereotypes. Everything
starts in the family and in the society. The f‌i ndings of this study show that:

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