Roma Active Albania (RAA) funded by the European Union (IPA Funds) has announced the winners of the EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey, 2019 - "Unknown Heroes" dedicated to Roma women and girls who brought significant changes in their communities.
The award has been awarded to Roma women living in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Turkey.
From Kosovo, the first prize for Roma Integration 2019 "Unknown Heroes" 9 award has been given to Mrs. Shpresa Agushi, from the NGO RROGRAEK, who is a woman dedicated to bring significant changes in the country where she lives and operates, and more specifically in fighting and preventing violence against women. The second prize was won by Kendiza Lala, who is a senior in the high school of Economics "Kadri Kusari" in Gjakova, for her hard and voluntary work with the children of communities.
The prize winners took part in a study visit to European Institutions in Brussels, Belgium, on the occasion of Roma Week 18-21 March 2019.