The recent case of the rape of an 11-year-old girl by five men and boys was not an isolated incident, but a continuation of the ongoing violence and oppression experienced by women and girls in Kosovo and elsewhere. Especially the most recent cases of this form of violence came from institutional disregard, highlighting that the oppression of women, apart from being systematic, is above all systemic.
At K2.0 we stand for equality and justice. We do so by always being attentive and vocal, especially when gender injustice risks going undocumented. Our journalism will continue to bring to the surface the deficiencies and institutional gaps that nurture patriarchy. We seek to highlight the activism and struggles that oppose these failings and to tell the stories of women that have experienced or are experiencing violence.
Therefore, we are bringing you a selection of our recent journalism documenting the numerous cases of gender-based violence, femicide, institutional negligence, societal norms that maintain patriarchy and gender justice activism.
We believe that proper documentation and a persistent critical journalistic voice have the power to change the structures that maintain violence against women.
K Feature Image: Aulonë Kadriu / K2.0.