The Youth Initiative for Human Rights, founded in 2003 as a regional non-governmental organization has been transformed into a regional network of Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, whilst maintaining its mission, vision and values.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo is registered at the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Kosovo as a nongovernmental organization and is managed by the Assembly, Governing Board and Executive Director.
Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) is keen that human rights and democratic values are the foundations of a responsible and progressive society.
YIHR KS is dedicated to the process of dealing with the past, protection of human rights, empowering the rule of law and the role of youth in Kosovo.
The main objectives of Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo are:
o Promoting human rights through education, activism, campaigns, local and regional networking, and enhancing the critical thinking of youth;
o Contributing to strengthening the rule of law through documenting, reporting and advocating about legislation that impact human rights of all;
o Empowering the process of dealing with the past by establishing new links between young people in the region of the Western Balkans.
The work of the organization is structured in the following programs:
1. Youth and Education Program
2. Human Rights Program
3. Dealing with the Past and Regional Cooperation
4. Small Grants