Actress // Activist
I wasn’t just an actress. I was an activist for women’s rights.
Safete Rugova is a well-known Albanian actress and activist. Born in Gjakova, Rugova, 73, moved to Prishtina in early adulthood, where she an her sister Igo were catalysts of underground women’s movements that continued throughout the war. Together with her sister, Rugova co-founded Motrat Qiriazi, an association for women’s empowerment that worked to mobilize and provide educational resources to women in villages in Kosovo.