FINCA Kosovo wins Bronze Employment Equity Award for LGBTIQ 2018

Well known regional recruitment company, the Headhunter, hosted a Gala Event for “Employment Equity Index for LGBTIQ 2018”, where over 100 persons were present from some of the most successful companies in Kosovo.
Every year, on the occasion of the International Day of Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biophobia, International Headhunter Group gives awards to companies that have been exemplary in protecting the rights and respecting the dignity of job seekers and LGBTIQ employees and has been proven to have helped the community much like providing jobs and avoiding discrimination in their jobs. This is the first time that this recognition is being held in Kosovo.
The LGBTIQ Equality Index is a ranking system that determines how well companies respect the rights and dignity of LGBTIQ people during employment, training, development and employment practices in general. Moreover, estimates their compliance with local employment laws regarding the argument. The Headhunter Group has decided to undertake such an Index as part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity in the Workplace.
During this activity, best local and international companies operating in Kosovo were awarded, which have the best anti-discrimination mechanisms in the workplace or during job interviews for LGBTIQ people.
FINCA Kosovo was honored with the bronze award, which was received after the speech made by Auberon Kelmendi, General Counsel at FINCA Kosovo, who called for drafting policies built on human rights values for dedication to the diversity of jobs as well as for protection and support of the dignified rights of job seekers and LGBTIQ employees.
This tool also motivates companies to change human resource and reporting systems in order to be more favorable to the LGBTIQ community or to make this part of the Social Responsibility Strategy and to be proud to present as a company’s achievement.
FINCA will continue to contribute to the fulfillment of its mission, one of which includes the protection of human rights.

FINCA Kosovo is part of the FINCA Impact Finance Network, a group of 21 microfinance and financial institutions that provides socially responsible financial services and enables low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners to invest in the future.
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