A pregnant woman who had received a protection order from the courts was murdered in front of the Gynecology Clinic in Prishtina – in what looks like another institutional failure to prevent femicide.
Virginity testing is now a criminal offence in Kosovo. The practice is less common, but still goes on in private clinics and investigations of sexual abuse.
After gathering data from 900 survivors of wartime sexual assault, the Kosovo Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims concluded that rape was used as a weapon of war during the Kosovo conflict.
For the third time in a week, protests have been held over the rape of an 11-year-old girl in Prishtina, listing demands for the better protection of girls and women.
A US lawmaker proposed a resolution to Congress calling for the rapists who sexually assaulted Kosovo Albanian war survivor Vasfije Krasniqi Goodman to face justice and for Serbia to stop protecting war criminals.