Feride Rushiti, together with Vasfije Krasniqi – Goodman and Kadire Tahiraj, stayed in Sweden by the invitation of the Albanian-Swedish Network Svensk-Albanska Nätverket and Albanian Women Föreningen SAB in Sweden.
In her persistent efforts to internationalize the cause of survivors of wartime sexual violence in Kosovo, Mrs. Rushit has delivered a speech in the Swedish Parliament. Beyond exposing rape crimes and survivors’ untold stories, this speech has contributed to raising awareness of international public opinion on crimes committed during the Kosovo war, particularly rape crimes.
This international trumpeting comes at a time when the perpetrators of these crimes are strongly committed to denying them. We emphasize that denial is the final stage of a crime, through which the final deconstruction of collective memories is intended.