Everyone faces challenges on making their dreams come true, but when restrictions are added to these challenges, the road gets a little rocky.
However, this does not mean that you need to stop dreaming and stop working on overcoming these restrictions.
On the fourth day of Femart, a panel with inspiring women was held. Even though these women either had special needs, a disability or however I should express it without trying to differ them from every other normal person, they did a pretty good job.
One of them was Fazile Bungu, who is the head of the “Hendifer” association in Ferizaj.
They talked about stigmas, dreams, restrictions, their activism on a daily basis.
Fazile said that intially we discriminate ourselves by thinking of that we are different that others. Firstly, we have to gain self convidence and will. We don’t need constant projects for adcocacy, but longterm projects that make our everyday lives easier.
Madam Himijeta Aapuk talked about the infrastructure that disabled people need to have, and she took the USA as an example.
She also talked about sign language and her burning desire that the next generation to come after them to have a better treatment than they do now.
There should be common classes, roads and sidewalks created… she was asked about why neither the students of construction and architecture aren’t taught to create such projects.
Although they tried to find a more appropriate term during the discussion, they did not succeed other than seeing and naming these people as all other persons, ore on the basis of their qualities and not their inabilities.
I believe that many of you know Marigona Pervetica, who studies law and amazed everyone for her high school graduaction with her appearance and uniqueness.
She said that during her childhood, while she was in school she had a problem that she was not growing up like other children. It was difficult to see how they treated her differently, but she managed to be one of the most distinguished students ever since.
The panel was moderated by Elvana Shala, who sometimes was included in the discussion- a girl named as Ambassador of Goodwill for Kosovo.
A girl who knew how to address her problems, who never stopped trying to study more and learn new things every day of her life.
She told a case of her daily life when she asked for help from a man to walk, but he did not help her because he was afraid of being seen holding a girl’s hand who was in need of help.
“However personal, this example shows a great deal about our culture and our approach to people with
The panel continued with the questions from the participants and highlighting the problems, especially those of women with special needs and misconduct face, such as divorce or marriage when only admitted as the second women in the family.
Për rastet kur dhunuesi paraqitet si viktimë dhe shpresën e humbur te Policia e Kosovës dhe institucionet, duke i ilustruar me shembuj vetjakë ose të dëgjuar nga të tjerët.
For cases where the perpetrator appears as a victim and the loss of hope in the Kosovo Police and institutions, illustrated with personal examples or by having listened to such stories by someone else.
But, this wasn’t all.
The exhibited photographs of the model Blerina Murtezi took everyone’s attention and applause for her success.
The wheelchair where she was sitting on didn’t pose a problem, it was enough to look at Blerina and be convinced of the definition of the real beauty of a girl who, above all, did not give up dreams.
In the end, the pictures were given to her.
Translated by Vesa Prapashtica