The fight for gender-equality is a fight of hearts and minds. There's a lot of fields that are still male-dominated, but we have so many new champions that are moving boundaries and breaking existing barriers by showing society that women belong everywhere. We belong at the top of the mountains, we raise our flag at international competitions.
Originally from Peja, Rozafa Kelmendi is an advocate who works to empower vulnerable women in Kosovo through the implementation of programs that work to provide pathways to financial independence and emotional well-being. “I owe so much to the strong women who inspired me as a girl, but also to the previous generation of women that paved the road for us today,” said Kelmendi. “We stand on the shoulders of giants.”