All articles by: Dafina Halili

Dafina Halili is a K2.0 journalist, covering mainly human rights and social justice issues. Dafina has a master’s degree in diversity and the media from the University of Westminster in London, U.K..

In-depth | The past, now | Justice

Taking the long road to justice

By - 28.09.2018

The Kosovar war crimes survivor seeking justice in Serbian courts.

One-on-one | The past, now | Arts

Alban Ukaj: The problem is that the artistic community is conformist

By - 28.09.2018

Sarajevo-based Kosovar actor discusses the role of the arts in dealing with the past.

One-on-one | Feminism

Eli Krasniqi: ‘In reality, patriarchy kills’

By - 27.08.2018

Talking Balkan Feminism (Part 1) — Socio-anthropologist talks about everyday feminist struggles in Kosovo.

Lately | Gender Equality

Law change to see unpaid labor recognized

By - 09.08.2018

Amendments aimed at ensuring equality for women in divorce settlements.

Lately | LGBTI

Transgender case taken to Kosovo’s highest legal institution

By - 31.07.2018

Decision over change of name and sex marker presented to Constitutional Court.

Lately | Visa

Will Kosovars soon be heading for departures?

By - 21.07.2018

Citizens react after this week’s step toward visa liberalisation.

Lately | Sexual Violence

Newfound support for wartime sexual violence survivors

By - 20.06.2018

‘Be My Voice’ aims for a comprehensive discussion for sexual violence survivors.

In-depth | Health | Health

Aging with Alzheimer’s

By - 05.06.2018

The struggle of two granddaughters slowly losing their loved ones.

One-on-one | Gender Equality

German feminist duo: We need more intersectionality in the movement

By - 01.06.2018

Leading feminist activists Dagmar Schultz and Erika Hügel-Marshall on strengthening the cause through embracing genuine diversity.

Lately | LGBTI

Landmark request to change name and sex marker denied

By - 17.05.2018

Activist vows to use all legal options available.

Lately | LGBTI

Hate speech highlighted on IDAHOT

By - 17.05.2018

LGBTI rights activists showcase abuse received.

One-on-one | Film

Sami Mustafa: Cinema can be more powerful than politics in changing people’s lives

By - 24.04.2018

Award winning filmmaker discusses the misleading portrayal of Roma in film and the next generation attempting to change it.

In-depth | Activism

Harassment on campus

By - 05.04.2018

Sexual assault and harassment at the University of Prishtina in focus.

One-on-one | Media

Anamari Repić: We forget about people and their lives because of politics

By - 29.03.2018

Long-time journalist and vice-chairperson of the Press Council of Kosovo talks media and minorities.

In-depth | Activism

Inside Sabota

By - 13.03.2018

Exploring Prishtina’s new social center.

In-depth | Activism

Three decades of protest

By - 09.03.2018

A history of women led activism on March 8.

In-depth | Kosovo X | Activism

Regenerating Kosovo’s civil society

By - 16.02.2018

The winding journey toward a re-engaged citizenry.

In-depth | Sexual Violence

Recognition and reparations finally due

By - 26.01.2018

Application process opens for survivors of wartime sexual violence.

One-on-one | Entrepreneurship

Linda Shala: Kosovo’s market is suffocated, but foreign markets present the youth with opportunities

By - 30.12.2017

After nearly 30 years of doing business, Linda Shala speaks new opportunities and challenges in the market, as well as her passion for journalism.

In-depth | Human Rights

Standing up for Roma rights

By - 29.12.2017

The Gracanica paralegal seeking equality.

One-on-one | Film

Blerta Zeqiri: Our Romeo and Juliet is love between people of the same sex

By - 23.12.2017

Kosovar filmmaker discusses forbidden love, the process behind her films and women in cinema.

In-depth | Human Rights

Battling back against narratives of prejudice

By - 20.12.2017

Fred Taikon has spent his life promoting Roma culture.

Lately | Human Rights

Rights of war-related sexual violence survivors demanded

By - 13.12.2017

New Amnesty International report launched in Prishtina.

In-depth | Health

Beyond the measles outbreak

By - 27.11.2017

Intractable issues that transcend health.

In-depth | Arts

The siblings painting Roma life

By - 02.11.2017

Brother-sister act seeking a studio.

In-depth | Culture

Singing about sworn virgins

By - 27.10.2017

Vjollca Robelli Mripa’s music explores Albanian traditions and heritage.

In-depth | Local Elections 2017 | Gender Equality

Who’s representing rural women?

By - 17.10.2017

Municipalities and candidates doing little to end isolation.

Lately | LGBTI

Balkan unity in the Pride Parade

By - 11.10.2017

LGBTI rights supporters from across region at Kosovo’s first Pride.

Monographs | LGBTI Rights

Stepping into your true body

By - 10.10.2017

A portrait of two transgender men in transition.

One-on-one | Human Rights

Sian Jones: Institutions have done nothing for survivors of sexual violence — now it’s their chance to do something

By - 09.10.2017

Amnesty International’s researcher for Kosovo talks to K2.0 about war crimes, missing persons and failed justice.

One-on-one | Culture

Flaka Jahaj & Bonne Reijn: Fashion needs to go back to the zero point

By - 07.09.2017

Traditional Kosovar knitwear meets 21st century designs.

Lately | Film

Questioning the Lord of the House

By - 15.08.2017

New documentary explores gender roles in a changing society.

In-depth | Energy

Kosovo’s energy ‘crisis’ explained

By , Dafina Halili - 05.08.2017

Cutting through the energy confusion.

One-on-one | Film

Lucinda Coxon: Anybody talking about their film’s success has also had a huge amount of failure

By - 01.08.2017

“The Danish Girl” screenwriter talks killing characters, theater vs. film and disruptive childhoods.

Lately | Film

Oscar winner brings insight to Kosovo

By - 21.07.2017

Crash director Paul Haggis spends the week in Prishtina.

In-depth | Elections 2017 | Diaspora

Kosovo diaspora dreams of political change

By - 21.06.2017

The Kosovars abroad calling for a functioning social democracy.

One-on-one | LGBTI

Fortesa Kadriu: “Non acceptance and stigmatization in society endangers mental health”

By - 17.05.2017

Psychologist discusses mental health services for LGBT persons.

Lately | Sexual Violence

New memory book on wartime sexual violence

By - 16.05.2017

Ten survivors tell their personal stories.

Lately | Culture

Celebrations mark Gorani Day

By - 09.05.2017

Thousands attend festivities in foothills of Sharri Mountains.

In-depth | #IWantToKnow

Re-integrating victims of domestic violence

By - 02.05.2017

Shelters picking up the pieces of state failures.

In-depth | #IWantToKnow

Infrastructure blocked for people with disabilities

By - 19.04.2017

Tens of thousands unable to access buildings, streets and services.

Lately | Domestic Violence

Outrage at sentence for Zejnepe Berisha’s murderer

By - 13.04.2017

Activists demand extension of 12 year sentence.

In-depth | Culture

More than just a Roma Day

By - 08.04.2017

Five Roma activists talk culture, rights and discrimination.

Lately | Architecture

The architects aiming for social impact

By - 23.03.2017

Small studio set up by eight recent graduates.

In-depth | Human Rights

Anita Mitic — living life as an activist

By - 09.03.2017

The Belgrade human rights campaigner who keeps speaking out.

Lately | Gender Equality

Kosovo to mark International Women’s Day

By - 07.03.2017

Full day of activities planned for March 8.

One-on-one | Culture

Daniel Mulloy: “Any film you could make anywhere else you could make in Kosovo”

By - 03.03.2017

BAFTA winner talks refugee crisis, Kosovar cinema and his favorite 'cajtores' with K2.0.

In-depth | #IWantToKnow

Suffering in silence

By - 14.02.2017

Domestic violence victims struggle for support — and survival.

One-on-one | Arts

Fitore Berisha: Bringing out my horns through artistic protest

By - 06.02.2017

Artist talks about using art as therapy, revolt and empowerment.

Lately | Human Rights

Kosovars to join historic global Women’s March

By - 20.01.2017

Millions expected to demonstrate for rights following Trump’s inauguration.

One-on-one | Music

ANDRRA: Exploring Albanian rhapsodies gives meaning to my parents’ pasts and my own future

By - 13.01.2017

Chart-topping music artist discusses her upcoming album, folk music by women and cultural conformity.

Perspectives | Human Rights

All talk, no action: Human Rights in Kosovo in 2016

By - 27.12.2016

Though rhetoric has been positive, little benefit has been felt by Kosovo’s vulnerable communities this year.

In-depth | LGBTI

“What if we’re not lesbians, but we’re something else?”

By - 21.12.2016

A long journey to accepting transgender identity.

In-depth | Gender Equality

Going it alone

By - 13.12.2016

Single mothers face social stigma and economic hardship.

Lately | Human Rights

Kosovar activists prepare to mark Human Rights Day

By - 09.12.2016

Range of activities planned to address Kosovo human rights violations.

Lately | Education

Kosovo amongst worst ranked nations in PISA education assessment

By - 06.12.2016

Kosovar students score the lowest in the region.

Lately | Human Rights

Report contributes to human rights strategy

By - 02.12.2016

ECMI conference discusses rights recommendations.

Lately | Human Rights

Activists demand end to gender-based violence

By - 25.11.2016

Prishtina activists join international campaign.

One-on-one | Tech

Marcin Malinowski: Artificial Intelligence is going to be a game changer for humankind

By - 17.11.2016

Google's head of global partnerships for Eastern Europe talks AI, user privacy and how to get hired.

Lately | Justice

Justice for Astrit Dehari demanded in solemn march

By - 08.11.2016

Questions remain following prison death of opposition activist.

One-on-one | Tech

Alan Greenberg: “I can fix technology. I cannot fix people.”

By - 07.11.2016

Ed-tech guru discusses how technology is shaping the future of learning.

One-on-one | LGBTI

Janset Kalan: I wish people would listen to trans people, try to understand and accept them

By - 01.11.2016

Human rights activist and trans woman discusses fundamental freedoms and transgender discrimination in Turkey.

In-depth | Human Rights

Underage and married

By - 26.10.2016

Kosovo’s government ignoring child marriages across communities.

In-depth | Arts

Behind an empathetic lens

By - 20.10.2016

Dutch photographer’s Prishtina exhibition inspired by own family history.

In-depth | Human Rights

Held back and excluded

By - 11.10.2016

Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians continue to be left behind in education.

Lately | LGBTI

Kosovo hosts first regional conference on LGBTI rights

By - 07.10.2016

Historic event themed “Why laws are not enough.”

In-depth | Visa

Kosovo and Bosnia: Artistic kiss in Belgrade air

By - 04.10.2016

Prishtina and Sarajevo meet in the heart of Belgrade, the city which gave birth to that which separates them.

Lately | Missing persons

A poignant tribute to Kosovo’s missing persons

By - 01.09.2016

Prishtina marks victims of enforced disappearance.

Lately | Sexual Harassment

Reporting Kosovo’s sexual harassment

By - 05.08.2016

Innovative app helping to make streets safer.

One-on-one | Music

Let there be music

By - 21.06.2016

Kosovar artists discuss all things music on World Music Day.

In-depth | Workers' rights

Paternity provisions excluding Kosovar dads

By - 16.06.2016

Fathers' role in childcare largely neglected.

In-depth | Workers' rights

Maternity hardship for working women

By - 08.06.2016

Despite legislation, many women are still unprotected from discriminatory practices.

Lately | Human Rights

New research aims to initiate Kosovo abortion debate

By - 26.05.2016

Preportr report reveals alarming results.

In-depth | Print | Human Rights

Looking for closure

By - 26.04.2016

The ongoing search for justice for Kosovo’s missing people.

In-depth | Print | Roma

The ongoing quest for liberty

By - 26.04.2016

Kujtim Paçaku’s lifetime spent fighting for Roma rights.

Lately | Film

Kosovo film wins Oscar nomination

By - 14.01.2016

"Shok" makes history with Academy Awards shortlisting.

In-depth | Protests

The neglected voices of Saturday’s mass protests

By , - 10.01.2016

Citizens oppose "unconstitutional" government actions.

Lately | Police

Amnesty International calls for urgent investigation into Kosovo Police actions

By - 30.11.2015

Suggestions that "excessive force" used during Vetevendosje raid.

In-depth | Migration

Displaced and living in limbo

By - 25.11.2015

Hundreds of Kosovar Serbs remain abandoned in collective centers.

In-depth | Migration

When Kosovars choose Afghanistan

By , - 04.11.2015

Attractive salaries tempt thousands to work in war zone.

In-depth | Missing persons

Missing closure

By - 30.08.2015

17 years on, no answers for the families of those still missing

In-depth | Human Rights

The EU’s inhuman welcome

By - 22.07.2015

Kosovar migrants ill-treated at Europe's borders.