Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

June-28-99

Evidence of Rape in Kosovo

In various provinces in Kosovo, evidence of sexual assault and torture by the Serbian army during the war has been identified. Officials stated that, although there has not been concrete proof that rape camps existed, strong evidence is being collected and tested.

It has been reported that in former army camps, police stations, and individual houses, women have been detained or abducted and raped -- some still missing. The Kosovo Liberation Army claimed they found condoms, women's clothing, and pornographic magazines at the Hotel Karagac in Pec. At a home in Orahavoc, refugees discovered women's blood-stained clothing, used condoms, and restraints that indicate incidences of sexual assault.

Presently, the materials found in these sites, as well as others, are being tested for solid proof that the Serbs committed rape and other sexual atrocities throughout Kosovo.

LEARN MORE Click here to read women's narratives about barriers or successes in accessing reproductive health and family planning services.

Media Resources: Washington Post - June 27, 1999


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

4/27/2015 The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Tomorrow in Long-Awaited Marriage Equality Case - Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a crucial case that will address whether laws restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples are constitutional. The case, Obergfell v. . . .
 
4/23/2015 BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay - After a five-month battle, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch US Attorney General today, making her the first Black woman in US history to take on the role. . . .
 
4/22/2015 We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day - Today is Earth Day, an annual event that celebrates our planet and encourages people to find a way to protect it. . . .