The Mission also raises awareness of the need to eliminate gender-based and domestic violence, and works to enhance institutional capacities in this area. It runs programs to improve the protection of women’s property and inheritance rights, violations of which are one of the structural causes of inequality.
The Mission, through various dialogue initiatives, also brings together women from across the Western Balkans to strengthen regional co-operation and reconciliation. In addition, the Mission works to empower and promote women’s rights in the security sector through activities that aim to assist sustainable institutional development in support of an increased number of women in the police force and its management structure. It supports the Kosovo Police and the Association of Kosovo Police Women to develop and implement strategies that contribute to better recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the police force.