Soldiers in Kosovo remember women victims of violence

(To Greater Defense)

In recent days, at Camp Villaggio Italia, the men and women of the western regional command of KFOR, led by the 11th Bersaglieri Regiment, celebrated the international day for the elimination of violence against women.

For the occasion, a red bench with amphibians on it was inaugurated, as a symbol of the domestic violence that many women still suffer today.

The event was chaired by the RC-W commander, Colonel Gabriele Vacca and numerous guests, including the famous Kosovar mountaineer Mrica Nikçi, the youngest woman in the world to have climbed the seven highest peaks of seven continents together with his father, before he turned 18.

Her presence is significant, as she survived an attack suffered in 2022 on the streets of her hometown.

Today's initiative, a simple but meaningful gesture in memory of the victims of violence, testifies to the constant commitment that the multinational KFOR contingent leads against all gender violence.

The numerous activities conducted by the cell move in this direction civil and military cooperation (CIMIC) in favor of the police stations of western Kosovo, with the aim of making the premises intended to house men, women and children victims of domestic violence more welcoming.

The Italian contingent of the Kosovo Force (KFOR), in line with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999, contributes to maintaining a safe and secure environment, as well as freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo.