Comparison between data

The research for women’s role and position in Kosovo’s society show interesting outcomes displaying a skill gap between genders that minimize the contribution that women have in society. Therefore, seen from a holistic view, the first outcome that GPU project monitored is how participants’ views stand in comparison with the existing data in the market.

Findings collected from existing sources in the market

Findings from the GPU project

Current data indicate that “One of the key barriers in female employment are the social norms that impact women’s self-confidence and resilience within Kosovo’s society and workplace” (MCC, 2018).

When asked if social norms impact participants’ self-confidence when applying for a job position, the majority of the girls – 68.85%, did not agree, which is a finding that differs from the findings that already exist in the market.

According to Agency of gender equality (2011), family has a key role in raising awareness of gender equality in our society

This finding is also concluded from the data collected from pre and post survey, where an average number of 98.66% of participants agree that family should teach them about the importance of equal rights between girls and boys.

Existing data unveil that in the transition phase from mandatory to nonmandatory education (ages 15-18), the schools dropout rate for female increases (Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, 2017).

The data collected from the GPU project contradict these findings since they indicate that the majority of participants – 93.46% have as their main priority to continue their education which uncovers a contrast between GPU data and the existing data in the market.

The existing data in the market uncover that “Education prepares girls for the labor market”, (Agency of gender equality, 2011).

The findings from pre and post survey show correlation between existing and new data from the GPU program. In the pre-survey 89.23% agree with the statement that education prepares girls for the labor market, while this percentage increases in the post-survey to 95.79%.

The existing findings in the market indicate that education helps girls make better decisions (Agency of gender equality, 2011).

These findings are similar to the findings from the pre and post survey that show that an average of 96% agree with the statement that “Education helps girls make better decisions”.

An interesting finding is also the data that indicate that “women are mainly employed in the education, trade and healthcare sectors (52.9%), while men are  mainly employed in the trade, construction and manufacturing sectors (44.1%)” (Anketa e Fuqisë Punëtore, TM4 2018).

The outcomes from pre and post-survey unveil that an average number of 40.36% are interested to be working in the education sector, mainly in educational institutions; whereas only an average of 2.61% are interested to be working in construction and manufacturing sectors.