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Kosovo-born, London-based artist Alketa Xhafa-Mripa talks about war-time sexual violence in Kosovo at the European Parliament

With the request of the Embassy of Kosovo in Brussels, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on Development of the European Parliament, have invited the Kosovo-born, London-based artist Alketa Xhafa Mripa to exchange views together with Members of the European Parliament on her work related to war-time sexual violence.

A bold messenger for activist art, Alketa is a passionate advocate of the truth, and human rights. Empowering women living in oppressive societies, she shares with the world a deep emotional response to the reality in which she exists. Alketa is the author of the awareness campaign called ‘Thinking of You’, where she used a Kosovan football stadium as her canvas, which she painted with thousands of donated dresses in a powerful tribute to survivors of sexual violence, aiming to pierce the silence surrounding wartime rape.