In October 2019 we visited Pristina, Kosovo to train Down Syndrome Kosova to start self-advocacy groups for people with Down syndrome in the country.

What we did

We spent 4 days with staff members from Down Syndrome Kosova, training them how to facilitate self-advocacy groups. They all brought a lot of energy to the training and we learnt a lot about Kosovo in the process.

On the last day the facilitators ran their first self-advocacy session with a group of people with Down syndrome.

Why is this important?

Although organisations like Down Syndrome Kosova are advocating for people with Down syndrome, the voices of people with Down syndrome are often not heard in decisions affecting them.

This self-advocacy project will empower people with Down syndrome in Kosovo to express their feelings and opinions, understand their rights, and stand up for what they believe in.

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