Conflict related sexual violence: Report of the United Nations Secretary-General
United Nations, 2019
“Conflict-related sexual violence is now widely recognized as a war crime that is preventable and punishable. The United Nations Security Council has played an important role in the past decade
by passing successive resolutions that emphasize accountability for perpetrators and services for survivors.”
– United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
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TRIAL International is a non-governmental organization fighting impunity for international crimes and supporting victims in their quest for justice. TRIAL International takes an innovative approach to the law, paving the way to justice for survivors of unspeakable sufferings. The organization provides legal assistance, litigates cases, develops local capacity and pushes the human rights agenda forward.
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Family therapy sessions with refugee families; a qualitative study
Bjørn et al., 2013
Due to the armed conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s many families escaped to other countries. The main goal of this study was to explore in more detail the complexity of various family members experiences and perceptions from their life before the war, during the war and the escape, and during their new life in Sweden. There is insufficient knowledge of refugee families perceptions, experiences and needs, and especially of the complexity of family perspectives and family systems. This study focused on three families from Bosnia and Herzegovina who came to Sweden and were granted permanent residence permits. The families had at least one child between 5 and 12 years old.
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UN Voluntary Fund for Vicims of Torture, 2006
Rebuilding Lives focuses on five Fund-supported projects in Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Pakistan and Rwanda, representing the five regions of the world. The projects are described in brief articles supplemented by a series of photographs. These should allow readers to have a greater understanding of the experiences of torture victims and the rehabilitative services provided by the organizations.
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Early Psychosocial Interventions for War-Affected Populations
Kaz de Jong and Rolf Kleber
The decision to intervene in the early stage of an emergency is largely based on operational observations and compassion of field workers. The usefulness of intervening in early stages of a crisis has been documented in a number of settings.
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Building a Conceptual Framework for Psychosocial Intervention in Complex Emergencies
Alison B Strang & Alastair Ager, 2003
Reporting on the work of the Psychosocial Working Group. (A Joint Academic-Humanitarian Agency Initiative regarding response to the Psychosocial Needs of Refugees and War-affected Populations)
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Mental health care of psychotraumatized persons
Esmina Avdibegovic, Mevludin Hasanovic, Zihnet Selimbasic, Izet Pajevic & Osman Sinanovic, 2008
Describes the organizing of sychosocial help during and after the BH war, institutional treatment of psychotraumatized in the frame of mental health service reform program with an overview on the model of psychosocial support and psychiatry-psychological treatment of psychotraumatized persons of Tuzla Canton region.
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Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, established within or as extensions of existing health-care centres. One of the objectives of the CMHCs is to provide clinical services for persons with mental health problems, and psychosocial rehabilitation of war traumatized persons.