Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
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.
Katie Parker reflects on the effect going to Bosnia has had on her life and what she and our other champions have achieved in Manchester. I attended my first delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, as alumni of the Manchester Uprising Programme. I had never visited Bosnia before and I knew very little about the […]
The Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Doha this week. Founded in 1923, it is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Bosnia, and remarkably managed to perform more than 100 concerts during the siege, despite heavy shelling & sniper attacks https://t.co/IETGAUiO1a.
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. For younger children, Tusk Tusk is a first lesson in tolerance and understanding. A fantastic picture book.
Every day this week, we will be suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia-related to read over the Christmas period. Next is Bosnia: A Short History - a brilliant work of history which set the terrible war in the Balkans in its full historical and political context
'The world will judge their claim of no genocide with evidence. A thief never admits he is a thief, but justice can be delivered through evidence'. Chair of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights hits back at claims by Aung San Suu Kyi https://t.co/AVU6agztn8.
In the lead up to the holidays, we are suggesting books for people looking for something Bosnia related to read over the Christmas period. A moving depiction of life and death during the siege of Sarajevo.