It is estimated that somewhere between 20-50,000 women were raped during the war in Bosnia. Women were imprisoned in gyms, hotels, abandoned houses, and concentration camps.
Nina Berman, an award-winning documentary photographer, travelled through Bosnia to document how rape was being used as a strategy for ethnic cleansing during the war.
Award-winning photojournalist, Ron Haviv, documented the Yugoslav Wars at length. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) used his work as evidence for prosecuting those accused of war crimes.
In July 1991, award-winning photographer Tom Stoddart travelled to Sarajevo to document the civil war that was engulfing Yugoslavia. The photographs he captured there were published across the world.
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, David Rohde, explains the Srebrenica genocide within the wider context of the Bosnian war.
On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.
Over the course of just three years, torn by civil conflict and war, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia disintegrated into five successor states: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later known as Serbia and Montenegro). Click on the interactive map to see how this unfolded.
At 4.15pm on 11th July 1995, General Mladić and the Serbian army entered Srebrenica to claim the town for Bosnian Serbs. Fifteen minutes later, with 5,000 refugees inside the enclave, Dutchbat troops claimed their base was full. As Mladić and his troops descended upon the town, 20,000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields […]
It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.
Ethnic cleansing was at the heart of the Bosnian war right from the earliest days.
It belies the imagination: the horror of a mother as she tries in vain to protect her daughters from the attack of brutal, vicious soldiers. Elmina Kulašić pays tribute to her mother, and all the mothers of Bosnia.
The world first learned of the concentration camps in Bosnia after British Journalist Ed Vulliamy broke the Omarska story. An emaciated Fikret Alić appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and suddenly, the realities of a hidden genocide became apparent.
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” could do for the Srebrenica massacre what “Schindler’s List” accomplished for the Holocaust.”
A feat in educating so many on the topic of Genocide Education. https://t.co/0qxjPbjygY
We’re expanding our Virtual Exhibition and are calling for submissions on the topics of war, genocide, refugee displacement, rebuilding lives, intergenerational trauma, memorialisation and anything else! Submit your work now or contact us for more information!
Wonderful opportunity to help deliver this year’s commemoration event @SrebrenicaUK https://t.co/lIGRTpYwGb
Today is the 28th anniversary of the Štrpci abduction, when Bosnian Serb paramilitaries and the Army of Republika Srpska soldiers abducted and killed 20 non-Serb passengers from a train going from Belgrade to Bar. The oldest victim was 59 and the youngest was 16.