K10 – the Coalition of non-governmental organizations for sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights is launched

Pristina, 10 November, 2016 – In an official ceremony today, K10 Coalition for sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights is launched, being the first Coalition of its kind that gathered ten non-governmental organizations in a single body.

K10 Coalition, which is coordinated by Action for Mothers and Children, aims to monitor and advance the policies, legal infrastructure and increase awareness on sexual reproductive health and reproductive rights in Kosovo through consistent advocacy work, based on evidence and through mobilization of the civil society in a single Coalition that will advocate for increased governmental focus on reproductive health, including advocating for offering these services as part of the basic package of services within the health insurance scheme.

“Action for Mothers and Children prioritizes the improvement of sexual reproductive health, and in this way, better healthcare for mothers and children. K10 Coalition will serve as an advocacy body that will independently monitor policies and laws implemented in the field of reproductive health,” declared Dafina Krasniqi, Program Coordinator at Action for Mothers and Children.

To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice. They must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections, and when they decide to have children, women must have access to services that can help them have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby.

“K10 Coalition will support and facilitate the initiatives of its member organizations, including strategic communication, cooperation and collective advocacy for policies for the wellbeing of women, youngsters and the entire Kosovar community to promote inclusiveness,” added Dr. Visare Mujko-Nimani from the United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA, Kosovo Office.

This project is financed by the United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA, Kosovo Office, and is supported by the Ministry of Health.