Medica Kosova Publishes Research on Pupils’ Perceptions of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The member organization of KWN, Medica Kosova, published the data obtained from the research conducted with students and teachers, measuring the perception of wartime sexual violence and gender-based violence in one of the secondary education schools in Gjakova.

The need for this research is attributed to the absence of educational programs addressing topics such as sexual violence and gender-based violence, aimed at educating the new generations against violence in general and gender-based violence in particular. The results obtained from this research confirm a high level of prejudices and a lack of knowledge regarding sexual violence and gender-based violence among the new generations. Educational programs have denied them access to this information, consequently hindering a qualitative and more sensitive gender education.

NGO Handikos Mitrovica conducted this activity as a beneficiary of the 18th round of the Kosovo Women’s Fund, supported by the KWN’s Further Advancing Women’s Rights in Kosovo II,” financed by the Austrian Agency for Development (ADA) and co-financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).