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Jahjaga: The time has come to act (KOSOVO 2.0)

By   /  18/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Jahjaga: The time has come to act (KOSOVO 2.0)

The first woman president of Kosovo speaks about the importance of women’s participation and challenging the patriarchal mindset in politics, as well as her cause for survivors of wartime sexual violence. “It has been an honor and a privilege to be your President. I bow down to you eternally! Thank you! Our journey doesn’t end […]

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Unconditional love (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  18/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Unconditional love (Prishtina Insight)

A day spent with Aldi Hoxha, a man with Down syndrome from Gjakova who lives, works, hangs out with friends and plays basketball in Prishtina. The human body is made up of cells. Each cell in the human body consists of 46 chromosomes, 23 inherited from one parent, and 23 from the other. In the […]

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Human Rights Watch 2018: Serbia/Kosovo

By   /  18/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Watch 2018: Serbia/Kosovo

Last year Serbia recorded slight improvement in human rights protection, while the journalists remained unsecured and human rights activists were regularly exposed to online threats, the Human Right Watch (HRW) said. In the part of the report dealing with Kosovo HRW said journalists faced threats and intimidation too, while criminal proceedings regarding crimes against them […]

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OSCE: Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence in Kosovo (Facebook)

By   /  17/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on OSCE: Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence in Kosovo (Facebook)

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo launched today the report ”Shelters for Victims of Domestic Violence in Kosovo. ” The report provides an overview of current situation in the shelters for domestic violence in Kosovo, outlines the legal and institutional framework that regulates their functioning and municipal mechanisms on protection from domestic violence. It elaborates on […]

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Another mistreatment of a women in Gracanica (gracanicaonline.info)

By   /  17/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Another mistreatment of a women in Gracanica (gracanicaonline.info)

The portal gracanicaonline.info reports that a woman from Gracanica, was assaulted last night and then thrown out of the house. According to the Kosovo Police, her husband is suspected, who is therefore sent to custody. The police statement said that the suspect was under the influence of alcohol.

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Human Rights Progress Faltering in Balkans, HRW Says (Balkan Insight)

By   /  17/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Progress Faltering in Balkans, HRW Says (Balkan Insight)

War crimes prosecution, ethnic tensions, threats to journalists and minority and immigrants’ rights remain the key problems in the field of human rights in the Balkans, Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2019 noted. Human Rights Watch, HRW, said in its World Report 2019, published on Thursday, that Balkan countries made only modest progress last year […]

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Teachers’ strikes launched across Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

By   /  14/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Teachers’ strikes launched across Kosovo (Prishtina Insight)

Kosovo teachers nationwide have gone on strike, demanding salary increases from the Kosovo Government, who have committed to sending the Draft Law on Public Sector Salaries to the Assembly for approval without meeting their demands. The Union of Education, Science and Culture of Kosovo, SBASHK, launched a general strike in Kosovo from Monday, unsatisfied with […]

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Zvecan: Humanitarian Academy “Support me” to take place (Radio kontakt plus)

By   /  11/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Zvecan: Humanitarian Academy “Support me” to take place (Radio kontakt plus)

Humanitarian Academy “Support me” aiming to help children and youth with disabilities in the northern Kosovo would take place in the House of Culture in Zvecan today, Radio kontakt plus reported. As Association of Parents “Support me” announced, the Republic of Srpska, as many times until now, had shown its humanity for the Serbian people […]

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BIRN Publishes Report on Challenges to Transitional Justice (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on BIRN Publishes Report on Challenges to Transitional Justice (Balkan Insight)

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network published a major report on post-conflict justice in the former Yugoslavia, highlighting regional challenges in dealing with issues like war crimes prosecutions, missing persons and victims’ participation in judicial processes. BIRN’s newly-published report, ‘After the ICTY: Accountability, Truth and Justice in the Former Yugoslavia’, maps out current challenges in regional cooperation […]

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Kosovo Film-Maker Explores Trauma of Sexual Violence (Balkan Insight)

By   /  09/01/2019  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Kosovo Film-Maker Explores Trauma of Sexual Violence (Balkan Insight)

Lendita Zeqiraj’s upcoming film ‘Aga’s House’ examines the psychological consequences of wartime sexual assault and domestic violence, telling the stories of women who are marginalised by social prejudices in Kosovo. See at: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/kosovo-film-maker-tackles-trauma-of-sexual-violence-01-03-2019  

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Pro Bono defense for victims of sexual violence (media)

By   /  27/12/2018  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Pro Bono defense for victims of sexual violence (media)

Jahjaga Foundation and Kosovo Chamber of Advocates have signed a cooperation agreement, which provides pro bono defense for survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo. Former Kosovo President, Atifete Jahjaga said that the victims are not alone anymore, as they have support of all of them. “We are signing a memorandum of cooperation […]

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Gjakova shelter seeks financial support for victims of domestic violence (RTK)

By   /  26/12/2018  /  Development/Humanitarian  /  Comments Off on Gjakova shelter seeks financial support for victims of domestic violence (RTK)

74 women and children, victims of domestic violence, found shelter this year at “Safe House” center in Gjakova. Sakibe Doli from this center says that women who are accommodated in this shelter,  apart from housing and rehabilitation, are also professionally trained for different crafts, in order to become independent and integrate in society. Five months […]

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