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Open Letter to the Rector of the University of Prishtina, Mr. Qerim Qerimi

Honorable Rector of the University of Prishtina, Mr. Qerim Qerimi, We the undersigned Civil Society Organizations are addressing you through this open letter to request immediate action in your role as the Rector of the University of Prishtina to address the denunciations of 27 students of the Faculty of Medicine for sexual harassment by Professor […]

No Smear Campaign Can Stop the Dialogue in the Region

In the twenty years of the work of Youth Initiative for Human Rights, we were committed to dealing with the past by advocating for the rights of victims and dedicating ourselves to respect of the established facts. In light of the misuse of the video created during our exchange program ”This is Kosovo” in early […]

Open Call for Participants: Human Rights and Advocacy Training in Kosovo

Are you passionate about human rights, tolerance, and advocating for positive change in your community? We invite young individuals from Kosovo to participate in the transformative human rights and advocacy training. Event Details: Dates: January 27-28, 2024 Location: Prishtinë About the Training: The training aims to empower 15 participants with advanced human rights and advocacy skills. Focused […]

Human Rights Week – Volume 10

Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) is pleased to invite you to the tenth edition of the Human Rights Week happening from 6 – 10 December 2023. This year we mark a decade of Human Rights Week! The 10th-anniversary, under the slogan “My Right, Not Your Personal Opinion”, will focus on hate […]

Call for Proposals: Cross-border Youth Dialogue – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME

Deadline for Applications: 30.01.2024 Deadline for Questions: 15.12.2023 Geographic Coverage: Kosovo and Serbia YIHR KS is thrilled to announce a Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and youth through the Kosovo-Serbia Small Granting Scheme. We are ready to award 10 grants, each up to 5,000.00 EUR, to support cross-border initiatives led by CSOs. […]

Open Call for Research for Guidebook: Digital Rights for Young Activists

Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo (YIHR – KS) is seeking to engage one (1) short-term researcher to collect data and produce the Guidebook on Digital Rights for young activists. The researcher is expected to carry out the following duties: Compile and produce the guidebook on digital rights for young activists; Conduct extensive research […]

Open Call: Peace Fellowship Program

Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo (YIHR KS) is announcing its third three-month paid Fellowship Program for five students from Kosovo. This unique opportunity allows youth from all ethnic communities in Kosovo to work in different civil society organizations across Kosovo whose main focus is human rights, peacebuilding, reconciliation, and dealing with the past. […]

Open Call for Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Kosovo (YIHR – KS) is seeking an expert to develop the evaluation of the Youth for Justice project. The “Youth for Justice” project is a 5-year-long project with the main goal of empowering young people to demand justice and become active participants in the justice sector in Kosovo. The […]


Activists work tirelessly to better our society by advocating for human rights, despite risks and immense social and structural challenges. YIHR KS acknowledges such efforts and wants to enhance the role of human rights activism by introducing the HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2023 This prize will be awarded for the second time […]