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Mar 10 2021

Video: The colour of freedom - Visare's story

NATO recognises the disproportionate impact that conflict has on women and girls, the vital roles women play in peace and security, and the importance of incorporating gender perspectives in all that the Alliance does. NATO supports United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and all related Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), and is committed to applying WPS principles in numerous ways – including by encouraging women to share their stories and empower their communities. 

Visare Gashi* is a gender equality and human rights worker who has lived in Kosovo for most of her life. In this illustrated animation, she reflects on her personal experiences before, during and after the conflict in Kosovo in the late 1990s. In her story, she shares her perspective on how she was personally affected by the establishment of the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), a multinational peacekeeping force mandated under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999 to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo. 

*Please note that Visare Gorani went by the name Visare Gashi at the time of recording for the video.

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