EULEX Supports the Kosovo Correctional Service’s Women Talent Outreach

05 December 2022

The European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) is supporting the Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS) in promoting a call for applications for 50 posts of Cadet Correctional Officers, dedicated to women candidates only, in line with the Kosovo Law on Gender Equality.

The presence of qualified women personnel is essential to ensuring an effective and accountable security sector, which can better meet the needs of the communities it serves.

In close cooperation with the KCS, EULEX produced a video meant to reach out to qualified women candidates, featuring Kosovo’s Minister of Justice, Albulena Haxhiu, the Replacing General Director of KCS, Sami Gashi, the Block Manager at the Dubravë/Dubrava Correctional Centre, Ardita Blakaj, and Kaltrina Dervisholli, a young cadet Correctional Officer.

EULEX’s support to KCS’s recruitment campaign is in line with the Mission’s pledge to promote gender equality and empower women across Kosovo’s institutions, including the KCS. In 2018, EULEX’s Correctional Unit together with several Kosovo non-governmental organisations, local institutions and international organisations, helped the KSC launch the “Association of Women in the Kosovo Correctional Service”, whose aim is to advance the position of women within KCS, and to help female employees develop their careers and achieve their full potential.