“This is my third mandate and being an MP in a country that is only 11 years old is not easy. Following the war, politics was beginning to be seen as a battlefield for men and it was not easy to get votes as a woman in such an environment.
During my first mandate, I provided drinking water for my city by inviting the prime minister to see firsthand the suffering of women carrying water to their homes in heavy buckets every day, sometimes across long distances, and some on high floors without elevators. I feel proud today that this project came alive.
I am proud that despite our political differences on many issues, the Parliament of Kosovo always has unanimity when it comes to facing challenges that affect women in general, and women in politics specifically. Women MPs lead the majority of sectors and departments where gender and social issues are involved. They have a greater sensitivity to these issues and are less corrupt.
I would like to see increased responsibilities and decision-making power for women so that the Assembly and the Government are not seen as a cabinet of men where women are only a quorum.”