Advancing Together (AT), a UNHCR Kosovo partner organization, today organized a meeting on “𝑫𝑰𝑺𝑷𝑳𝑨𝑪𝑬𝑫 𝑨𝑵𝑫 𝑹𝑬𝑻𝑼𝑹𝑵𝑬𝑫 𝑷𝑬𝑹𝑺𝑶𝑵𝑺 – 𝑨𝑪𝑪𝑬𝑺𝑺 𝑻𝑶 𝑯𝑼𝑴𝑨𝑵 𝑹𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻𝑺” – which brought together the Ombudsman Institution, the Ministry of Communities and Returns of Local Government, Office for Good Governance / Office of the Prime Minister, Community Advisory Council / Office of the President, Free Legal Aid Agency, Centers for Work and Social Welfare, Municipal Offices for Communities and Returns and local NGOs (Jahjaga Foundation, RROGRAEK and AKTIV), as well as representatives of the returnee and internally displaced community. The purpose of the meeting was to address the issues identified such as access to services and rights, and the functioning of mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights in Kosovo, where recommendations were made for the respective institutions.
Advancing Together promotes a multi-ethnic society that is founded on universal individual and collective rights and equality, and where all persons have the opportunity to express their talents, skills and pursue their self-accomplishment. In our vision of the future, the voices of the least fortunate and most vulnerable amongst us are heard and their rights acknowledged.
In achieving that Vision, Advancing Together has taken upon the mission of advocating, promoting, and developing measures and programs to ensure that the rights of all communities and their members are respected. Through active engagement in policy debate and development, watchdog activities, education, service delivery and active engagement of communities in building social safety nets, we undertake to promote the rights of vulnerable groups within Kosovo and internationally.