Amnesty International publishes “Wounds that burn our souls”

 Wounds that burn our souls: Compensation for Kosovo’s Wartime Rape Survivors, But Still No Justice, was an Amnesty International's report that was launched on December 13th, at Sirius Hotel in Pristina.

This report discloses the devastating physical and psychological impact caused to the survivors of sexual violence during the war who have so far been marginalized by the society and have not received any support from the Government.
While moderating this presentation, Igballe Rogova, Executive Director of the Kosovo Women's Network (KWN), speaking of the survivors of sexual violence during the war, among others, said, “Today they enjoy legal protection and finally the budget for material compensation has been approved. Now, we hope they will trust institutions and apply for it”. She added that Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who carry out campaigns for a world where human rights are enjoyed by everyone.
During the presentation of the report, Sian Jones, a researcher for Kosovo and author of the report called upon responsible institutions to do more for this category which has been neglected for two decades, especially as regards the punishment of perpetrators of these major crimes that occurred in Kosovo.
While Gauri van Gulik, Deputy Director of the Office for Europe and Central Asia, emphasized that, “As of January 2018, the survivors’ legal status will be officially recognized and at the same time they will be able to apply for rewards for the sustained harm [...] For many of them it will be too little and too late”.

Kosovo Women's Fund Documentary, 2015-2017

Kosova Women's Network