Girl Coders Fight Sexual Harassment

Dina Cernobregu
Oct 11, 2016 · 4 min read
To date, some 400 girls have participated in basic coding activities through the annual “Girls in Technology” workshop hosted by USAID’s Basic Education Program in Kosovo. / USAID Basic Education Program/FHI 360
Blerta Thaçi, left, and Kosovare Sahatqija are two of the 30 members of the Girls Coding Kosova network that developed an app with support from the USAID EMPOWER Private Sector project. /USAID EMPOWER Private Sector/Cardno
Launched in February 2016, #EcShlirë gives users the option to report sexual harassment anonymously to encourage reporting. So far, over 800 people have downloaded the app, and over 300 cases have been reported. /USAID EMPOWER Private Sector/Cardno
Information technology is a new sector for women in Kosovo. Through the EMPOWER Private Sector project, USAID recently ensured 243 new jobs for young women in this sector. /USAID EMPOWER Private Sector/Cardno

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