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Advancing Together (AT), a partner organization of UNHCR Kosovo on the occasion of World Refugee Day, organized a virtual meeting today in order to raise awareness on the importance of vaccination against COVID19, and to encourage as many returnees as possible , internally displaced persons and marginalized groups to participate in the vaccination process against COVID 19.

In cooperation with the Municipality of South Mitrovica, Advancing Together (AT), as a partner of UNHCR Kosovo, is facilitating the verification process for the registration of the right to use the property in the Roma Mahalla, South Mitrovica.

Advancing Together (AT) and the Ombudsperson Institution, signed yesterday the continuation of the Memorandum of Cooperation.
Mr. Naim Qelaj and Mr. Bashkim Ibishi, reconfirmed once again the will to implement a common platform in the implementation of projects in the field of protection of human rights and promotion of good governance.

International Children’s Day 2021

Advancing Together (AT), a partner organization of UNHCR, marked today the International Children’s Day in cooperation with the Primary School “Skenderbeu” in the village of Trebovic, Municipality of Pej/Pec. The event brought together children from all communities with whom Human / Children’s Rights were discussed Also, children through visual works and essays display their messages regarding the respect and promotion of children’s rights.

Civil Society Report on Human Rights in Kosovo in 2020

Civil Society Organizations from Kosovo jointly prepared the Human Rights Report for 2020. Advancing Together had the pleasure and honor to be part of the drafting committee of the report. More than 30 NGOs participated in the drafting and report assesses civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; human rights issues relating to specific groups and persons in vulnerable situations and others.

NGO “Advancing Together” (AT), at this time of pandemic, in order to support and assist all those who are the categories of returnees, internally displaced persons and members of other marginalized groups, such as Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, has activated a special telephone line for their requests and needs, that are related to: COVID-19, legal assistance and advice, support to access public services, information on access to material assistance and in the field of safeguard from sexual and gender-based violence.

The telephone line will be free of charge every working day from 8:30 AM to 16:30 PM.

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Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Projects

 

UNHCR

UNHCR’s operation in Kosovo has progressively evolved throughout the years from humanitarian assistance to advocacy and capacity building. As Kosovo endeavors to strengthen its institutions, UNHCR has assumed a supportive role to the authorities in an effort to help designing strategies for the adoption of the most appropriate durable solutions for the displaced population within and outside Kosovo. Mission of Project This project aims to support Kosovo institutions to exercise in more proactive manner their role to develop and implement its legal framework and policies with incorporated outcomes of the displaced persons needs assessment to find the most appropriate durable solutions for sustainable return and the displaced population within and outside Kosovo.

ROMACTED Programme

ROMACTED, “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”, is a Joint Programme between the European Union (DG NEAR) and the Council of Europe. The programme will be implemented by the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team and the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey. The agreement with between the EC and the CoE was signed on 1 May 2017, and after a six month period of inception, the programme will be implemented in approximately 59 Municipalities (local administrations, elected representatives and officials) and the Roma communities, for a period of 28 to 30 months, until the end of April 2020.

Erasmus + Project on Building Capacity for Roma Organization’s on EU Funding and Partnership Building

“Roaming – Capacity Building of Roma Organization’s on EU Funding and Partnership Building” which is being implemented under the leadership of Montenegro-based NGO “Young Roma” which has started on 01/09/2016 and will last till 01/09/2017 where Advancing Together is one of the implementing partners of the project. The main target groups of “Roaming” are CSOs active in “SIMURGH” Roma Network whose member and implementing partner is Advancing Together jointly with Out Of the Box International/Belgium, Asocijacija Koordinatora za romska pitanja/Serbia, Association of Citizens ROMAVERSITAS – Skoplje/FYRM, Mladi Romi/BiH, Disutni Albania/Albania, who were selected due to their experience and expertise who will recruit other 40 CSOs through the co-based open calls in the second part of the project.

2020 Case Number Counts

Returnee registered

Advocacy interventions

Legal Aid provided

Vocational training beneficiaries

Families received COVID 19 humanitarian support

Employment medication

Individual psychosocial support