Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

CN: this article contains detailed discussion of rape, sexual violence, and war OPINION In loving memory of Arzana Kraja, who helped to bring Kosovars together to support rape survivors through her conceptualisation and design of the Anemone symbol, in collaboration with Dardan Luta. In a recent panel discussing the prosecution of war crimes during the … Continue reading Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

CN: this article contains brief discussion of sexual exploitation REPORT As another scandal strikes Serbian politics, this time it is former mayor and sitting member of the National Assembly, Dragan Marković, whose name is on everyone's lips for all the wrong reasons. The MP and city council president of Jagodina now faces a formal investigation … Continue reading ‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

CN: this article contains discussion of sexual violence and genocide INTERVIEW A quarter of a century after the Dayton Accords were signed, the women of Bosnia are still living with the aftermath of the terrors of war. Bosnian scholars, activists and artists continue to campaign for the experiences of Bosnian women during the war of … Continue reading Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

VIDEO Nela Pamuković is the Co-Founder of the feminist, anti-militaristic non-governmental organisation, Centar Za Žene Žrtve Rata (Centre for Women War Victims) in Zagreb. The centre was founded in 1992, in response to the increasing violence against women during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. In our interview, Nela notes with a smile that the … Continue reading ‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

Gender violence: Spain’s unending nightmare

OPINION The allegations of sexual assault made against a far-right member of the Spanish Parliament have shone the spotlight once more on the country’s institutionalised problem with gender violence. For decades, activists have been clamouring for an overhaul of the political and legal approach to the question of sexual consent and the plague of gender-based … Continue reading Gender violence: Spain’s unending nightmare

Former far-right Vox MP investigated for sex crime

REPORT Sexual violence strikes Spanish politics again, as former far-right Vox MP, Carlos Fernández-Roca Suárez, is investigated for a sexual offence. On 13th November 2020 Fernández-Roca announced his resignation from Spain’s Parliament using a now-deleted Twitter account, following the accusation: ‘On Wednesday, after learning of the complaint made against me, I immediately and voluntarily made myself … Continue reading Former far-right Vox MP investigated for sex crime