Citizens of Ferizaj gathered at Adem Jashari Square today to learn how to break the silence that allows domestic violence to continue. Hundreds of people visited the exhibition organized by Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) in partnership with Center for protection of women and children “My Home”- Ferizaj.
“Break the Silence: Ending Violence Behind Walls”, designed as a labyrinth, shows walls of a home covered with firsthand stories of women and men who have experienced domestic violence.
“As crime victim services, our mission and primary obligation is to treat victims as orderly and dignified as possible and to improve the services provided to victims”, said Gresa Bunjaku, representative of My Home, a center for the protection of women and children.
The traveling exhibition is part of a KWN awareness campaign that has been showcased in major municipalities across the country since June. Previously in Prishtina, Gjakova and Mitrovica, and today in Ferizaj, the event was designed with the aim of raising awareness of different forms of domestic violence, It provides citizens with detailed information about local support institutions and how to contact them.
Find the brochure of the exhibition HERE.
The director of the Kosovo Police, Ferizaj Emin Beqiri said there is an increase of incidents of domestic violence reported each year, even while many other incidents go unreported.
The exhibition organizers sought to encourage people to break the silence that hides violence behind walls, and to seek support from institutions when violence occurs.
The exhibition “Break the Silence: Ending Violence Behind Walls” is supported by the European Union (EU) through UN Women and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).