The Kosova Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (KRCT) was created in 1999 to offer a helping hand to some of the most vulnerable victims of the 1998-1999 conflict. Since then, KRCT has provided direct psycho-social services to over 10 000 people, helping individuals and families recover from trauma and stigma. KRCT has also become a trailblazer in the fight against impunity: thanks to its legal assistance and advocacy, in 2021 it helped secure the first-ever conviction for wartime rape against Zoran Vukotić.
Recognizing the unique role played by KRCT in dealing with the past in the Western Balkans, PeaceNexus has been supporting KRCT’s further organisational development since 2020. Our support has focused on helping KRCT chart its long-term strategic trajectory and revise its organisational structure.
Thanks to this ambitious new organisational strategy, KRCT is developing into a Reference Centre that will: provide holistic psycho-social support and legal aid assistance to a greater number of torture and sexual violence survivors; and provide targeted advocacy towards relevant institutions and the public, so that survivors are supported and perpetrators held to account. In 2022 PeaceNexus will help KRCT roll out its new organisational structure and develop a more robust M&E system.