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 […]
A girl in Srebrenica who was wearing a headscarf was harassed by school children who told her to take it off. The fact that young individuals possess such prejudice is a cause for concern & underlines the scale of the challenge that exists https://t.co/OA3YLyYY4i.
One week to go until the @SrebrenicaUK North West Awards Dinner on Thursday 27th February to recognise the outstanding work of community champions in the region. Tickets are available here: https://t.co/04NOTHFIYI & you can vote for a nominee by clicking: https://t.co/zQpEUA6rux
Our thoughts are with the victim of the horrific attack at Regents Park Mosque. The fact this happened in a place of worship that the Muslim community see as their sanctuary is truly devastating & shows why we must work hard to counter the hateful narrative that prevails.
There was a time when I dreamt of them—my father, my family, my friends. I would wake up in tears, but also with the warm sensation that I had just seen them, that we had spoken. Now, I never dream of them. Instead I dream only of monsters. https://t.co/Ssx3s6fi08
Attended @bhuknetwork reception honoring the work of @SrebrenicaUK. Huge thanks to volunteers & supporters working hard preserving the memory & fighting hatred & divisiveness. Honored to have met #Brum Lord Mayor, @kelly_housby, @RichardBurden27 & many others. #EveryActionMatters