Tracking gender-based human rights violations in postwar Kosovo.

Abstract:

:Four years have passed since the institution of the cease-fire in Yugoslavia, and questions remain as to how Kosovar women are faring in the country's postwar reconstruction. Reports, albeit fragmented, suggest that violence against women began to increase in 1998 and 1999. This trend continued through 2001, even while rates of other major crimes decreased. Despite considerable local efforts to address the conditions of women, there remains a lack of systematic data documenting the scope and frequency of violent acts committed against women. A centralized surveillance system focused on tracking human rights abuses needs to be established to address this critical need for empirically based reports and to ultimately guide reform efforts.

journal_name

Am J Public Health

authors

Desai S,Perry MJ

doi

10.2105/ajph.94.8.1304

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2004-08-01 00:00:00

pages

1304-7

issue

8

eissn

0090-0036

issn

1541-0048

pii

94/8/1304

journal_volume

94

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