Category: albania

Flora Brovina (b. 1949) is a poet and women’s rights activist from Kosovo. She
also studied medicine and worked as a paediatrician in the Pristina General Hospital.

Before the Kosovo War, she ran a health
clinic which also served as a shelter for orphaned children. She was abducted
and imprisoned during the war, only released as a result of international
pressure. Among the prizes she has received are the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith
Freedom to Write Award and the Human Rights Award of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Masiela Lusha (b. 1985) is an Albanian-American
actress and humanitarian. She has also written five books of poetry and a
novel.

She was
recognized as one of Top Ten Talented Poets of North America when she was just
a child. Today, she is a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Assembly of Youth,
an advocate for UN Women, and the founder of the Children of the World
Foundation.