Category: kosovo

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.

Majlinda Kelmendi (b. 1991) is a judoka representing Kosovo. She is a double world champion in her sport.

She won her first gold medal in 2009, at the World Junior Championships. In 2016 she became the first Kosovan athlete to ever win a medal at the Olympic Games when she won gold in the 52 kg category.