The Kosova Women’s Network (Pristina) and The New School for Public Engagement (NY) have collaborated to create the Kosovo Oral History Initiative. [photo: Nicole Farnsworth]
The Kosova Women’s Network (Pristina) and The New School for Public Engagement (NY) have collaborated to create the Kosovo Oral History Initiative. [photo: Nicole Farnsworth]
Oral history offers a unique perspective – a closer reflection of the point of view of the narrators, the powerful and the powerless.
Oral history offers a unique perspective – a closer reflection of the point of view of the narrators, the powerful and the powerless.
The initiative aims to rescue the voices of people –leaders and ordinary people – that Kosovo’s history had condemned to amnesia.
The initiative aims to rescue the voices of people –leaders and ordinary people – that Kosovo’s history had condemned to amnesia.
The Kosova Women’s Network (Pristina) and The New School for Public Engagement (NY) have collaborated to create the Kosovo Oral History Initiative. [photo: Nicole Farnsworth]
Oral history offers a unique perspective – a closer reflection of the point of view of the narrators, the powerful and the powerless.
The initiative aims to rescue the voices of people –leaders and ordinary people – that Kosovo’s history had condemned to amnesia.
September 2014
EWMI Supports Effort to Rescue Women’s Lives from Collective Amnesia in Kosovo

EWMI is working with the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) to support the Kosovo Oral History Initiative, a collective of women of different generations, nationalities and competences, whose mission is to record life stories. Working in partnership with The New School, KWN is collecting the life stories of women, whose part in war and peace times has been most often sidelined, if not forgotten. The initiative goes beyond the narratives of victimization and war stories to recover the whole life experience of diverse individuals and is building an archive of life-history interviews and short films for wider audiences. The interviews, filmed and transcribed in Albanian, English, and Serbian, are collected and presented on a new website: "Oral History Kosovo".

EWMI is accepting donations on behalf of KWN to support their initiative. All tax deductible donations for this project will be sent directly to our partner in Kosovo. EWMI does not retain any overhead on these donations.