Our Stories

  • Twenty 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.

  • Twenty 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.

  • With 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.