About us

Youth Initiative for Human Rights was originally established in 2003 as a non-governmental organization, which later transformed into a regional network of organizations based in Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) was established in 2004. For more than fifteen (15) years, YIHR KS has worked successfully to protect and promote human rights and democratic values ​​not only in Kosovo but also in the region. In particular, YIHR KS is focused on the process of dealing with the past, protecting human rights and the rule of law, and strengthening youth at the local and regional levels.

  • Mission 

    YIHR KS promotes, protects and advocates for human rights, dealing with the past processes, the rule of law and civic values ​​as fundamental principles for a free, accountable and progressive society.

  • Vision 

    A free, equal and just society where all people can reach their potential.


  • Respect for human rights, democratic values ​​and the rule of law.
  • Strengthening youth and human rights activism.
  • Continuous creation and support of platforms for dealing with the past and building peace in Kosovo, as well as in the region.

The work of YIHR KS focuses on three main programs:

  • Human Rights and Rule of Law Program
  • Dealing with the Past Program 
  • Youth Empowerment Program