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 […]
"In an age of fake news and alternative facts, history is up for grabs. Convince people to question Auschwitz and what else can’t you challenge?" Important article on the dangers of Holocaust denial and why we must all fight against this
"Free speech is a fundamental part of our society but comments used to attack vulnerable women must never become acceptable." Important article from a former chief superintendent on how the language of politicians could lead to violent crime https://t.co/u6YUy85a6d
“In the end, it is a battle for normality that Srebrenica is fighting for.”
A fantastic article looking at the town of Srebrenica today as it struggles to reconcile the past with the present via @cafebabel_ENG https://t.co/dHP21UbOUF
Deeply moving testimony from @safet_v about how he came to live in the UK after escaping ethnic cleansing and conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Fantastic interview for @northernvisions with @OsborneTweets @RemSrebNI https://t.co/NYvPcwZxC9