Feride Rushiti

Drejtore Ekzekutive, Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims

International Women of Courage Award ka qenë njohje për të mbijetuarit e dhunës seksuale. Të marrësh një ҫmim nga departamenti i shtetit… do të thotë se bota po pranon që në Kosovë janë 20,000 të mbijetuar të dhunës seksuale. Të mbijetuarit kanë nevojë të njihen. Ata kanë nevojë të dëgjohen.

About Feride

Feride Rushiti was finishing medical training in Albania in the 90’s as war began in Kosovo, resulting in an influx of refugees and a great need for psycho-social support among those escaping trauma. She began volunteering as a student, and after the war subsided, she returned home to Kosovo and established the Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, through which she has supported hundreds of survivors of war-time sexual violence. In 2018, Rushiti was honored with the International Women of Courage Award for her continued work.