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In this new intergenerational series for Generation Equality campaign, young people take the lead to shape the conversations. Marigona Shabiu, 26-year-old, a human rights activist from Kosovo is talking with Igballe Rogova, 58 years, whose women’s rights activism spans three decades.
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Around 200 people filled the Kino Armata in Pristina, Kosovo to watch the documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ directed by Emmy-award winner and human rights activist, Leslie Thomas. The film follows three dedicated lawyers on three continents in their journey towards justice to ensure that sexual violence in conflict is not met with impunity.
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Drita Hajdari is a prosecutor for the Special Prosecution Office of Kosovo, where she investigates and prosecutes war crimes. To date, no one has been successfully charged with conflict-related sexual violence in Kosovo. Today, police investigators and special prosecutors, like Ms. Hajdari, are working on an increasing number of cases, with a victim-centred approach. UN Women, through the Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice project, funded by the European Union, has facilitated mentoring support from international criminal law experts to prosecutors and investigators in Kosovo.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Low numbers of women in senior security positions in peace negotiations a major concern, according to experts at a UN Women-OSCE meeting.
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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.