Today, on August 24, many citizens and activists joined the protest in Ferizaj, to seek justice for the murder of 18-year-old young women with the initials M.O.
The protest organized by the Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN), Artpolis – Center for Art and Community, Kosovo Center for Gender Studies and the Ferizaj Youth Assembly, started in front of the Police Station and continued with a march to the Court and Prosecution building in Ferizaj.
With numerous slogans and calls for justice, the protesters demanded the maximum punishment for the murderers of the 18-year-old.
“End patriarchal institutions”, “Women’s Life, a joke for the state”, “Maximum sentence for Dardan Krivaqa”, “Maximum sentence for Arbër Sejdiu”, “We want justice for Marigona “, “Justice for all murdered women”, “Maximum sentences for murderers of women”, “Police have blood on their hands”, were some of the slogans that activists held in their hands during the protest.
The demands of the protest are:
1. Addressing the phenomenon of femicide as provided by the Istanbul Convention;
2. Maximum punishment for the murderers;
3. Security for girls and women in all spaces;
4. Fair treatment of gender-based violence by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo.
KWN will continue to monitor the case and hold institutions accountable until the case is resolved and the perpetrators convicted.
“Life Free from Gender-Based Violence” remains one of KWN’s key programs. Every the organisation engages both in activism and lobbying institutions so that women and girls can live a life free from violence. This includes raising awareness amongst officials and citizens in tackling gender-based violence. including domestic violence, rape and sexual harassment.
Read HERE KWN’s response regarding this case.