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Tahiri determined to compensate victims of sexual abuse during the war in Kosovo (Koha)

By   /  12/12/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media, Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Kosovo’s Minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri held today an introductory meeting with the Amnesty International team, respective with Deputy Director Gauri van Gulik, and rapporteurs Sian Jones and Jelena Sesar. Tahiri informed them about his priorities during the four year mandate as well as the work that is being done in harmonizing legal norms with […]

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Government of Kosovo sets the amount of pension for victims of sexual violence during conflict (KP)

By   /  15/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Kosovapress reports that the government of Kosovo has set the amount of the monthly payment the victims of sexual violence during conflict in Kosovo will receive at €230. Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Skender Recica, said the decision guarantees the start of a serious process to help victims of sexual violence. The government also […]

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Gender equality overshadowed in local elections (RTK/Telegrafi)

By   /  14/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

RTK and Telegrafi both carry a statement issued by the Prizren-based initiative for women’s rights, FEMaktiv, saying that gender equality was overshadowed in local elections while the entire campaign was dominated by men. “In 2013 local elections only 9 of 224 mayoral candidates were women. In 2017 elections, only 8 of 204 candidates were women. […]

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In North Mitrovica declared an epidemic; the number of people suffering from measles in Kosovo grows (TV Most)

By   /  09/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

In northern Mitrovica, the number of people suffering from measles is growing, and the epidemic has been declared, reports TV Most. Since last week, the number of patients, according to the data from the infectious department, has risen from 14 to over 70 people. The Specialist Doctor in infectious diseases, Head of the Infectious Diseases […]

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Women in Kosovo are being discriminated in many fields (RTK)

By   /  08/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Kosovo Women’s Network will be launching today the report “Kosovo’s progress on approximating its laws on gender equality with the EU ones.” Gresa Rrahmani, from Kosovo Women’s Network, said that the intention of this document is to see how much Kosovo’s legislation has approximated the EU one, when gender equality is concerned. “This document has […]

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Thaci pledges institutional support for victims of sexual violence (Telegrafi)

By   /  03/11/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, met a group of activists for the rights of victims of sexual violence during conflict, headed by Feride Rushiti, director of the Kosovo Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims. In the meeting, Thaci expressed appreciation to the activists for their tireless efforts over almost two decades saying that “thanks to […]

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Lunacek: Survivors of sexual violence should not remain silent (Klan Kosova)

By   /  31/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Ulrike Lunacek, outgoing European Parliament rapporteur for Kosovo said that it is good that the issue of survivors of sexual violence is no longer taboo in Kosovo. She said these victims should not keep silent but raise their voice and seek equal treatment in the society. Lunacek praised former Kosovo president Atifete Jahjaga who she […]

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Number of victims of sexual violence during conflict in Kosovo clash MP Osmani and Minister Hamza (Telegrafi)

By   /  26/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

During yesterday’s debate at the Assembly of Kosovo over the opposition claims that Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans’ lists were “inflated”, Finance Minister Bedri Hamza said that while at it, the issue of the “inflated” number of women raped during the conflict in Kosovo should also be addressed. “20,000 women were not raped during the […]

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Measles epidemic in Kosovo; new case in central Serbia (B92, Vecernje Novosti)

By   /  24/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian, Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

A patient from Kosovska Mitrovica in northern Kosovo, who was visiting Kragujevac, central Serbia, has developed the symptoms of measles, it has been confirmed. The daily Vecernje Novosti writes that this is the second case of the spread of the disease from Kosovo and Metohija, since an epidemic of measles was reported there. RTS recently […]

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At the heart of pristine nature (UNDP)                

By   /  16/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

Agriculture and rural entrepreneurship can be a promising source of income for Kosovars who are willing to work the land. In a place where the unemployment rate is a staggering 32.9 percent, growing and selling produce can be the difference in making ends meet. At the heart of the Western Balkans Sharr/Šar mountain range, southern […]

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Problem with communal services in Gračanica (RTK2)

By   /  12/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian, Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

RTK2 reports that for more than a week, the Public Utility Company “Komunalac”, which operates within the temporary organ of the Municipal Assembly of Pristina (Serbian system), does not collect garbage from Gračanica. RTK2 says that the Kosovo Inspection for environmental protection has banned the operation of the utility company ”Komunalac”, due to the lack […]

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Measles kills child in Kosovo (Klan Kosova)

By   /  11/10/2017  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  No Comments

A fourteen-month-old child has died in Pristina today after being diagnosed with measles. “A child of the Roma community, 14 months, has died. The child was diagnosed with measles and was not vaccinated,” Hamdi Ramadani from the Kosovo Clinical and University Centre said.

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