PAVILION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO

UNDER THE SIGN OF RESISTANCE

UNDER THE SIGN OF RESISTANCE
by: Linda Gusia
Kosovo Pavilion Book in Venice (coming soon)
photo by: Eliza Hoxha

“I emphasize that although the women’s movement
reluctantly formed and articulated its commitment, it was closely related to the political context created during the 1990s, and this often blurs its identification as a women’s movement. However, that mobilization was largely responsive and spontaneous to the rapidly evolving and violent events of those years. To be a woman in Kosovo meant that you would be typecast as backward and un—emancipated, and was marked by the almost impossibility of overcoming the cultural and political traps of a nationalist conflict. Political discourses in Kosovo at that time, though deeply national, were shaped
by concepts of democracy and human rights. The spirit of peaceful resistance embodied the concepts of democracy, emancipation, modernity, thus, education and emancipation of women in the wake of the struggle for Kosovar independence”