KRCT and Medica Gjakova Launch

On June 19, on the International Day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict, the Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) and Medica Gjakova launched in Prishtina “Be My Voice”, a campaign addressing the stigma for survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo.
     Considering the fact that survivors of sexual violence committed during the war still face significant challenges and prejudices within society, this campaign aims to raise awareness on sexual violence, fighting stigma and prejudices, and inform on application procedures for recognition of the status of sexual violence victims during the war in Kosovo.
    The campaign also included publishing supportive video messages from the Ambassadors of international offices in Kosovo as well as women’s rights activists in Kosovo.
Feride Rushiti, Director of KRCT, in the campaign support message addressed the citizens stating that "It’s time and moment to say No to silence".Igballe Rogova, Kosovo Women’s Network Executive Director, in her support message for this campaign said "Do not be silent, do not hesitate. Raise your voice and claim your right. "
     Even the world known Kosovar singer, Rita Ora, through social media messaging has supported this campaign, calling for support to this initiative and fighting discrimination against survivors.
“Be My Voice” is a powerful appeal to the whole society for inclusion and support for survivors of sexual violence.