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.
It's great to have Marsaili Fraser, former head of the EU Special Representative's political office in Bosnia and political advisor to Paddy Ashdown when he was High Representative in Sarajevo speak @harrisacdundee at the @RemSrebScot conference.
Why remember a conflict that happened 25 years ago?
- it's important in & of itself.
- it's not the first genocide & won't be the last.
- we need to discuss the consequences when we intervene in an other countries affairs.
- it promotes thinking to understand prejudice & hate.