KWN Joins the March Seeking Justice for the Missing

PRISTINA – On Aug. 30, Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) along with other civil society organizations joined the event organized by Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YiHR), to march for those missing on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. 

The New Born obelisk in the capital city was the meeting point of many citizens seeking justice and truth for over 1,600 missing persons, whose fate is still unknown, even two decades after the end of the last war in Kosovo. The participants held posters bearing the name of a missing person.  

During this event the New Born installation was exposed, which was covered with a black cloth as a symbolic gesture for the missing. From there, marchers headed towards the government building where organizers as well as family members of missing persons gave speeches. 

Bjeshka Guri, from YiHR said that “This march aims to raise awareness and collective social responsibility to seek truth and justice for the missing from all ethnic groups. It is the responsibility of each of us to raise our voice for the missing and their families.” 

Meanwhile, Arbenita Muhaxheri, a family member of the missing, urged the institutions to include the issue of missing persons on political dialogue agenda between Kosovo and Serbia. 

“I, along with other families of missing persons and Kosovar society, urge the state of Kosovo to prioritize the issue of missing persons and work on resolving their fate without any compromise,” she said. 

Over the years, KWN has sought responsibility for revealing the fate of the missing. 

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