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 […]
Attended my first North East Srebrenica Board meeting this evening. Got to hear all about local plans as part of #srebrenicamemorialday2019 from the fantastic Chair @_lucyadams2 and very much looking forward to being a part of it @SmajoBeso @SrebrenicaUK
Thanks to @BishGloucester for a fabulous meeting following up from her delegation recently. So excited to be able to work together on issues of community, unity, tolerance and hope... And to talk about mutual friends @srebrenicahasan @NedzadAvdic @SrebrenicaUK
Grateful to @Go_CheshireWest who passed a motion to support our work of raising awareness & learning the lessons from Srebrenica to tackle hatred & intolerance in our communities: https://t.co/8DjRZEd0s5. Thank you @nicolemeardon @ClrAndrewDawson @simonjveardley @AdamLangan4
#OnThisDay in 1992, Serb forces attacked the town of Kozarac. Over 1,000 people were killed, and those who survived were incarcerated in concentration camps. Most houses still standing after the attack were set on fire & razed to the ground to prevent the possibility of return.
'We simply can't live without each other. The bridge is a symbol, and we want to send a message of love across Bosnia'. Two communities from Bosnia who have worked together for more than 20 years have reconstructed a bridge that will better connect them. https://t.co/2a00clwu2u