16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The Road to Empowerment and Transformation of Sexual Violence Survivors

Arta and Drita, two survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo, talk about the trauma they experienced, the stigma of society, and the KRCT study that brought them together with 116 other women.

Although our protagonists have grown up and lived diametrically different lives, they are united by the flow of fate and the unquenchable resistance they have consistently shown. A recent study by the Kosovo Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims led us to discover poetic similarities between the stories of two women, for whom life has not been easy at all.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS
Right to Truth
"Unnamed Victims"
Human Rights in Kosovo Correctional Institutions
Needs Assessment for Children Returnees
Needs Assessment for Repatriated Persons
Trauma in Children
Our Work

Rehabilitation and Treatment

Ensuring a multidisciplinary integrated approach for treating health and
psychosocial problems

Human Rights

Offering assistance and legal advice for advancement and protection of rights of torture survivors

Research and Documentation

Responsible for carrying out in-depth research on Torture and Trauma issues

Advocacy and Lobbying

Changing public perceptions and influencing policy decisions for the benefit of its target groups

Economic Empowerment

Supporting and empowering self-helping groups of survivors

work principles
and ethics

Providing information and tools to intervene and support survivors of torture

Our Approach

The Holistic Approach

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.

It is important not to assume that how you interpret situations will be the same as the person you are supporting. Listening, asking and checking are key skills to be able to provide a holistic service. A holistic approach focusses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.

Survivor's stories
Survivor's Story
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Survivor's Story
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Survivor's Story
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