Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT), Autonomous Women Centre (AWC) and Women in Black (WIB) jointly organized a Workshop with Women’s Civil Society Organizations working in Kosovo and Serbia during which we addressed the rights and needs of survivors of sexual violence and in particular sexual violence during the wartime.
The objective of this workshop was to have a joint discussion about overall status and needs of survivors of sexual violence as well as to explore opportunities for cooperation in outreaching the survivors wherever they live, support their rehabilitation and their rights.
Within the workshop, opening speeches were given by Feride Rushiti from KRCT and Sanja Pavlović from AWC. Short presentations were given by Stasa Zajovic (Women in Black) who talked about the continuum of sexual violence in times of war and peace and Ivana Zanic (Humanitarian Law Center) who reminded on institutional barriers women are facing in Serbia.
Towards the end of the event, Fatmira Haliti from KRCT presented their Documentation Program and database on survivors of sexual violence during the Kosovo war. The database is accessible via this link.