The President: We must establish maximal safety levels for our girls and boys wherever they may be, on the street or at school

The President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani has reacted after the sexual harassment of an underage girl by underage schoolchildren.

The head of state said that unfortunately, it is a sorrowful reflection of a dire situation within our society. 


 

 President Osmani added that the case of sexual harassment of an underage girl by underage schoolchildren, shows the urgent need to address the issue of safety for pupils and children in any circumstance and in any environment. 

 


 "Today I talked to the Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Xhelal Sveçla and the Minister of Education Mrs. Arbërie Nagavci, who assured me that they are treating the case in question with utmost priority and professionalism, "said President Osmani. 

 


 The following is the President’s entire post: 


 

 It is not just an isolated case of sexual harassment! Unfortunately, it is a sorrowful reflection of a dire situation within our society. 


 

Dear parents, 


 

It is high time we fight the mentality where girls are constantly bullied and raised with the idea that they should be protected, cared for, and deprived. Now, as never before, it is time to educate our boys to treat their sisters and classmates as equals, and with the respect and love they deserve. 

 


The case of sexual harassment of an underage girl by underage schoolchildren shows the urgent need to address the issue of safety for pupils and children in any circumstance and any environment. 


 

Today I spoke with Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Xhelal Sveçla and the Minister of Education Mrs. Arbërie Nagavci, who assured me that they are treating the case in question with utmost priority and professionalism. 

 


It is our collective responsibility to work hard to ensure that such cases do not recur. We need to establish maximal safety levels for our girls and boys, wherever they are: on the road, or at school. Security for them is an investment in their future. 


Their safety, well-being, and right to a peaceful, non-violent, well-faring childhood must be guaranteed under all circumstances and at all costs!