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Take Five: “Academia’s potential to promote human rights and peace needs to be utilized”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dr. Remzie Istrefi, a Professor in the Department of Law at the University of Pristina, is the coordinator of the first Transitional Justice Research Centre in Kosovo which is based in the University. The Centre was launched in May this year in Pristina by the University of Pristina, UN Women and UNDP with financial support from the European Union. The Centre aims to enhance the role of education in transitional justice processes, peace-building, human rights, and establish conditions for reconciliation. The Centre also provides a gender perspective on transitional justice processes with an in-depth focus on sexual violence during conflict. More

Press Release: The first Transitional Justice Resource Centre of Kosovo launches today at the University of Pristina

Friday, May 11, 2018

The first Transitional Justice Resource Centre in Kosovo is launched in Pristina today by the University of Pristina, UN Women and UNDP with financial support from the European Union. The Centre will aim to enhance the role of education in transitional justice processes, peace-building, human rights and establish conditions for reconciliation. More

First applications in for long-awaited compensation for conflict-related sexual violence survivors in Kosovo

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Comprehensive efforts to recognize and compensate victims of sexual violence during the Kosovo conflict almost 20 years ago took a leap forward with the start of an application process for the survivors. More

In Kosovo, legal recognition of war-time sexual violence survivors after 18 years

Thursday, October 19, 2017

After almost two decades of silence and stigma, Kosovo women survivors of sexual violence during the armed conflict of 1998 – 1999 will soon get legal recognition and reparations, including financial assistance. More

From where I stand: “I was seven-months pregnant when displaced by conflict”

Friday, June 16, 2017

Svitlana Chychyrko was displaced by conflict in eastern Ukraine when she was seven-months pregnant. She delivered her baby away from home and shortly after received news that she had cancer. With determination and support from her peers, she overcame barriers and started a support club for internally displaced women with children. She now advocates for the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in host communities. More

Regional gathering helps foster women’s solidarity in their push for peace in Europe and Central Asia

Monday, February 15, 2016

UN Women convenes government representatives, civil society activists and international institutions in Istanbul to increase regional cooperation for women’s participation in peace and security, and to end gender discrimination More

Peace activists call for more women in peace negotiations and the security sector

Monday, February 15, 2016

Civil society representatives from Europe and Central Asia say more measures are needed for more women to have leadership roles in peace negotiations and in the security sector. More

Women must play active role in Ukraine’s peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery efforts, say women’s groups

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Low numbers of women in senior security positions in peace negotiations a major concern, according to experts at a UN Women-OSCE meeting. More

Protecting witnesses of wartime rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, November 19, 2012

More than a decade has passed since Witness Number 99 first took the stand in The Hague at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. More

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