Former president of Kosovo in London: UNO must recognize the status of victims of sexual assault

Former president of Kosovo in London: UNO must recognize the status of victims of sexual assault

Kosovo’s former president Atifete Jahjaga continues to lobby for the recognition of the status of sexual victims at the United Nations Organization.

“Kosovo needs strong support for the recognition of cases of sexual violence by the UN during the war”, Jahjaga said.

Jahjaga made these comments in London on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Incentive for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflicts led by the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Baroness Joyce Anelay and Special Representative of UNHCR, Angelina Jolie.

“During the discussions with some of the most zealous advocates for the prevention of sexual violence during conflicts, I stressed the need for added international support in including the issue of the survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo in the agenda of the UN discussions on this matter”, she said.

Around 20 thousand women and men are estimated to have been violated during the conflict in Kosovo from 1998 until 1999.

United Kingdom is one of the countries that has offered a strong support to Kosovo in the international arena on the issue of the survivors of sexual violence during the war. /balkaneu.com/