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Invisible Wounds - Trauma and Resilience

On Tuesday, Forum ZFD in Kosovo presented the third issue of the publication Balkan Perspectives in Prishtina. It explores the concepts of trauma and resilience and raises the attention for those who are nowadays still affected by the past. Panelists from Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia discussed the challenges for those who work with people who are affected by trauma and called for more awareness in our societies for these sensitive matters.

MA Psychologist involved in supporting the surviovors in Medica Kosova Mrs.Emirejeta Kumnova presented in the panel the obstacles and challenges in dealing with the past and the methods of counselling for achieving trauma recovery for the survivors. 

“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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