Tijana Simić LaValley
Zaštitnica ženskih prava
Ostarela sam jako ovih poslednjih godina. Sever Kosova je drugačiji, unosi nervozu, ali radim sa ženama individualno I svaki slučaj koji doživi uspeh je velika pobeda za mene, i razlog da ostanem ovde. Postoje divne žene na Kosovu koje su uspele mnogo i veliki broj mladih žena koje idu njihovim koracima.
Tijana Simic Lavalley is a sociologist who is working to provide support to Serb women in Northern Kosovo. Raised in Prishtina by a single mother who held various jobs and leadership positions in civil society, Simic was taught early on to challenge the traditional gender roles that normalized by patriarchal societies. “I remember when I would go to a friend’s house, it would smell like a cooked meal and I wished at the time that my house smelled like that, but we ate quite differently because we worked,” said Simic. “But if my mom wasn’t the way she was, then I definitely wouldn’t be who I am today.”