At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
Una Srabović-Ryan is a British Bosnian whose biological father was killed in the Srebrenica genocide. She was adopted at 6 months and moved with her adoptive family at the age of 5 to the UK. In 2016 she went to Australia to meet her biological mother. It was during her time there that she learnt of her father’s name and saw his picture for the first time.
Breaking the Silence: Bosnia and Beyond brought together a panel of experts on violence against women to consider how we can learn from our collective dark past. This talk was recorded to be shown at the event in Gloucester in July 2016. All the names in the talk have been changed.
Bosnian culture and coffee are closely linked. Sitting down and taking time to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends is “ćejf”. For many in Bosnia, they no longer have their loved ones to share coffee with. We are all very lucky to be able to share it together today.
Arrived safely in Sarajevo! The mountains surrounding the city are always an ever-present reminder that the siege of Sarajevo was the longest in history - spanning 1425 days! This is longer than the siege of Leningrad!
#OnThisDay in 1995, ICTY Judge Fouad Riad confirmed the indictment of Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić for genocide committed against Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995, and signed their arrest warrants.