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  • Healing, hope and justice for victims of wartime sexual violenceHealing, hope and justice for victims of wartime sexual violenceJun 6, 2014Twenty years ago, ‘Kate’ was the victim of a crime aptly described as ‘one of history’s greatest silences’—a crime whose impact is devastating but whose perpetrators almost invariably go unpunished, a crime whose victims almost never receive legal redress but instead are often socially stigmatized and afraid to seek compensation: the crime of sexual violence during armed conflict.

  • Surviving wartime sexual violenceSurviving wartime sexual violenceSep 12, 2013Twenty years after the war, women like Ivana and Ana live coping with violent memories, lost family members, sometimes seeing perpetrators in the streets, stigmatized by many in their communities, trying to create some sort of normality in their lives.

  • Youth as builders of a common future in CroatiaYouth as builders of a common future in CroatiaSep 12, 2013With the highest share of Roma in its total population, Međimurje County has 12 Roma settlements like Kuršanec spatially separated from the majority of the local population which especially results in geographical aspects of exclusion, particularly for youth generations.

Disabilities - Handbook for Parliamentarians

The handbook aims to help parliaments adhere to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. It is both a call to action for the parliamentary leadership and a practical reference work that parliamentarians can turn to for information and guidance in tailoring legislation to address the challenges faced by people with disabilities. This handbook emphasizes the importance of human rights because they are so essential for the social inclusion of people with disabilities.

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