Art and Activism: Speaking Out on Sexual Violence during the War in Kosovo
H.E. Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo

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Washington, DC—On March 23, 2016, the WFPG co-hosted a documentary screening and discussion of The Making of #Mendojpërty/#Thinkingofyou with The Embassy of Kosovo to the United States and NYU Washington, DC. The documentary showed the making of the art installation Thinking of You that displayed five thousands of dresses in a soccer stadium to honor the survivors of sexual violence during the 1998-99 war, break the silence, and shed light on these brutal crimes. Ambassador Vlora Çitaku of Kosovo to the US introduced President Atifete Jahjaga of Kosovo, who gave remarks on her sponsorship of the art installation. Following the screening, WFPG President Patricia Ellis interviewed President Jahjaga and the documentary's producer Anna Di Lellio.

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Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) presents
President Jahjaga with an American flag

President Atifete Jahjaga of the Republic of Kosovo


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Producer Anna Di Lellio discusses the documentary

President Jahjaga and WFPG President Patricia Ellis


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Members and guests listen to the program

Patricia Ellis and President Jahjaga
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Ambassador Vlora Çitaku of Kosovo, Patricia Ellis, & Ambassador Thelma Phillip-Browne of Saint Kitts and Nevis

WFPG Member Marina McCarthy and President Jahjaga
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Kim Kahnhauser, Patricia Ellis, & President Jahjaga with Former US Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Jacobson

  President Jahjaga speaks with a NYU student
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President Jahjaga poses with NYU students

   President Jahjaga with guests