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Roundtable on the status of survivors of sexual violence during the war

With the support of UN Women office in Pristina, a roundtable took place in "Qarshia e Jupave" restaurant in Gjakova about "STATUS AND SITUATION OF SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING THE WAR". The roundtable aimed at obtaining experiences from Bosnia through the key speakers of Bosnian delegation Mrs.Sabiha Husic from Medica Zenica; Mrs.Seida Karabasic from NGO "Izvor"; Mr.Enes Malicbegovic - Judge in the Court of Zenica and Mrs.Lejla Mahmut from Swiss organization "Trial".

In this roundtable there were also representatives of the War Crimes Unit of EULEX, Mrs. Nina Pelkonen from Finland and a prosecutor in charge for persecution of sexual crimes against women during the war in Kosovo.

Director of Medica Kosova Mrs.Veprore Shehu presented in the panel the support for the survivors and witnesses before, during and after the trials for war crimes.

“Medica Kosova” is established in Aug 1999 and registered as a local NGO since Oct 2003 for improving mental and physical situation of women affected by war and post-war violence. The support consists of psychosocial counseling, legal assistance, provision of agricultural and bee-keeping activities for increasing family incomes, medical care in the center ambulance and the mobile unit traveling to the villages of Dukagjini Region. To this end, the organization implemented over 30 projects providing social and rehabilitation services, reproductive health care, women’s access to properties and other legal rights, and since 2011 access to justice and documentation of war rape.

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