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 great panel discussion organised by one of our board members at Muslim Students House in Birmingham on #BridgingTheDivide. One the speakers was Imam Mersad Krnjic from the Bosnian Cultural Centre. Thanks to organisers and attendees.
"Commemoration events are a vital duty, to never forget the evil we are all capable of. However, remembering is not enough. We need to watch out for unscrupulous leaders trying to stoke up our fears." @Mohammed_Amin with @mikeshaft @BBCRadioManc at 2:37:11 https://t.co/S2k6KiK2nG
On Saturday, thousands gathered in Kozarac for the funeral of 86 Bosnian Muslims killed by Serbs in one of the worst Bosnian War atrocities in Aug 92 where some 200 Bosnian Muslims & Croats from Prijedor were executed at the Korićani Cliffs on Mt. Vlašić.