Research and Reports
last updated 5 April 2010

Women and Men in Kosovo 2011. SIDA

Kosovo Program for Gender Equality (2008-2013) English version begins page 93.

The Constitution Protects You, National Democratic Institute. General principles of the Constitution of Kosovo that apply to the protection of women from violence.

Security Begins at Home: Research to Inform the First National Strategy and Action Plan against Domestic Violence in Kosovo (2008), by Nicole Farnsworth and Ariana Qosaj-Mustafa, for the Kosova Women's Network. This report contains statistics on the prevalence and attitudes concerning domestic violence and a review of the implementation of current law and policy which are relevant to domestic violence in Kosovo.

Kosovar Civil Society Report to the United Nations on Violence against Women in Kosovo, Kosovar Gender Studies Center, 2005.
NGO Report to UN Division for the Advancement of Women on the status of women in Kosovo.

“So does that mean I have rights?” Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls Trafficked for Forced Prostitution in Kosovo, Amnesty International, 2004. This report details the human rights abuses suffered by victims of trafficking in Kosovo. The report finds that the UN Interim Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the NATO-led international military force in Kosovo (KFOR), and the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo (PISG) have not done enough to protect the human rights of women and girls trafficked to, from and within Kosovo.
Europe, Central Asia, and Northo America Region. Quarterly Reports on Field Offices, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2003. (26 pages).
This report describes the activities undertaken this quarter by OHCHR in Kosovo in regards to women’s rights.

Abuses against Serbs and Roma in the New Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, 1999.
This report documents various violations, including displacement, killings, abductions and detentions, harassment, and destruction of property, that have been committed against Serbs and Roma in different locales, including Lipljan (Lipjan), Istok (Istog), Kosovo Kamenica, Prizren, Klina, Pec (Peje), Kosovo Mitrovica, Pristina, Obilic (Obiliq), Orahovac (Rahovec) and Urosevac (Ferizaj). The report also makes recommendations to various international, regional and local bodies.

Combatting Trafficking in Kosovo, OSCE, 2001 (PDF, 7 pages).
This background report describes the situation of trafficking in Kosovo and OMiK's efforts to address the problem.

Getting it Right? A Gender Approach to UNMIK Administration in Kosovo, Kvinna till Kvinna, 2001 (PDF, 42 pages)
This report examines international efforts to include women in rebuilding and reconstruction in Kosovo after the 1998-1999 conflict. The first part describes the working conditions of the U.N. and OSCE, and the second part provides examples of the work of the international community.

Kosovo: Rape as a Method of Ethnic Cleansing, Human Rights Watch, 2000.
This report documents the use of rape and other types of sexual violence committed during the Kosovo conflict between 1998 and 1999.

Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, 1998.
This report describes various violations, including breaches of the rules of war by government and insurgent forces, enforced disappearances, detentions and arrests, government restrictions on the media and attacks on medical personnel. The report also addresses international law applicable to the Kosovo conflict and makes recommendations.

Human Rights in Kosovo: As Seen, As Told, OSCE, 1999.
This report, released as two reports, documents human rights violations in Kosovo from October 1998 to June 1999 and from June 1999 to October 1999. 

IOM Kosovo Return and Reintegration Project, International Organisation for Migration Kosovo, Counter-Trafficking Unit, 2003. (PDF, 13 pages).
This report is based on interviews with 303 women and girls who were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration in Kosovo from February 2000 to April 2002.

Psychosocial and Trauma Response in War-Torn Societies: the Case of Kosovo, International Organisation for Migration, 2000. (PDF, 135 pages).
This report is a compilation of selected papers from the International Seminar on Psychosocial and Trauma Response in Kosovo from 8 to 10 March 2000.

Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo/Kosova): "Prisoners in Our Own Homes:" Amnesty International's concerns for the human rights of minorities in Kosovo/Kosova, 29 April 2003.
This report documents violations of basic human rights for minorities living in Kosovo, a problem that is exacerabated by continuing impunity for perpetrators of such abuses. The report concludes by making recommendations.

Tenth Assessment of the Situation of Ethnic Minorities in Kosovo, OSCE and UNHCHR, March 2003. (PDF, 65 pages). (Albanian) (Serbian)
This report examines various rights of ethnic minorities in Kosovo, including security and freedom of movement, access to justice, discrimination and access to services, housing and property rights and access to public, civil and political structures. The report also makes recommendations.

Trafficking in Human Beings in South Eastern Europe, Barbara Limanowska, UNICEF, UNHCHR, OSCE-ODIHR, 2003. (PDF, 312 pages).
This report provides an overview of the situation and response to trafficking in persons in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, and Serbia and Montenegro. The report concludes by making recommendations.

A Village Destroyed: War Crimes in Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, October 1999.
This report documents atrocities committed by Serbian security forces in the town of Cuska--Qyshk on May 14, 1999.

War Crimes in Kosovo, Human Rights Watch, November 2001.
This report documents the war crimes, including rapes, committed against Kosovar Albanians by the Serb and Yugoslav government forces between March and June 1999.


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