15 Apr 14 Croatia Vows to Aid Wartime Sex Abuse Victims

The Croatian authorities have launched new draft legislation aimed at providing financial and psychological help for people who were raped or sexually abused during the 1991-95 war.

03 Apr 14 Sexual Violence Victims of Bosnia War ‘Stigmatised’

Victims of sexual violence during the 1992-95 war are often afraid to testify in court because of the fear of being stigmatised, the launch of an OSCE report on the issue in Sarajevo was told.

28 Mar 14 Angelina Jolie Hails Bosnia War Rape Initiative

The Hollywood star addressed a conference in Sarajevo on wartime sexual violence, saying that peacekeeping troops needed better training to help prevent rape in conflict zones.

07 Mar 14 Kosovo President Urges Punishment of Wartime Rapists

Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga has established a national council for the survivors of wartime sexual violence in a bid to help rape victims come forward and demand their rights.

18 Jun 13 Bosnian Serb Fighter Appeals Foca Rape Conviction

Ex-fighter Jasko Gazdic appealed against his 17-year jailing for wartime rapes in Foca in 1992 and 1993, arguing he has “never touched” a woman, while the prosecution demanded a longer sentence.

13 Jun 13 Kosovo ‘Lacks Money for War Rape Compensation’

Kosovo officials have raised concerns that they may not be able to afford to properly compensate wartime rape victims despite pressure from rights campaigners.

05 Jun 13 Prisoner Recalls Rape and Abuse in Bosnia Camps

A witness at the trial of five Croatian Defence Forces fighters for war crimes at the Dretelj detention camp in southern Bosnia in 1992 said she was raped and sexually abused while held captive.

27 May 13 Bosnian Serb Fighter Acquitted of Wartime Rapes

A court has acquitted former serviceman Mladen Markovic of war crimes charges over the alleged rape of two Bosniak women near the town of Visegrad in 1992.

29 Mar 13 Kosovo Wartime Rape Controversy Sparks Protest

Protesters rallied outside Kosovo’s parliament against “degrading language” used by lawmakers in a debate about wartime rape victims that sparked widespread controversy.

21 Jan 13 Bosniak Fighters Jailed for Wartime Rape

The Bosnian state court gave seven-year sentences to two men for raping a Croat woman at a prison during the 1990s conflict.

20 Dec 12 Defence Asks for Not Guilty Verdict for Vares Rapes

Presenting its closing statement, the defence of Muhidin Basic has called for the acquital saying that the prosecution has failed to prove that the defendant is guilty of rape in Vares in 1994.

07 Dec 12 Bosniak Sentenced for Velika Kladusa War Rape

The Cantonal Court in Bihac has sentenced Safet Delic to three and a half years in prison for raping a woman in Velika Kladusa in 1995.

06 Dec 12 Kosovo War Rape Victims Need Legal Status

Kosovo must address war time sexual violence in the law dealing with the rights of war victims, a round table organized by UN Women in Pristina concluded.

04 Dec 12 War Rape Victims Neglected in Croatia, Warns NGO

War rape victims are neglected in Croatia, the human rights NGO Documenta warned, requesting changes to the law and changes in the social attitudes to restore dignity to victims.

27 Nov 12 UK Sexual Violence Experts to Visit Bosnia

A newly established United Kingdom expert team, formed with the aim to help victims of rape and sexual violence in conflicts, will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina at the beginning of next year.


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