Kosovo Faces Serious Gender Inequality
Tuesday, June 08, 2004 10:05 AM

The Office of Gender Affairs in the U.N. Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has completed a gender survey in Kosovo, which reveals a serious gender gap in both the workforce and education. The survey found that women constitute only thirty percent of the labor force in urban areas, and female participation in the workforce drops to twenty-one percent in rural areas. In addition, the survey also found that girls were under-represented in schools. Ninety-one percent of girls go to primary school, and only fifty-four percent attended secondary school.

UNMIK carried out the survey to provide information to policymakers in their efforts to attain gender equality in the areas of employment, education, health and social welfare.

Compiled from UN News Centre, 8 June 2004, available here.