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 […]
“There’s something weird about Bosnia: why doesn’t it matter to a public figure’s life that they endorsed or denied the slaughter?...I wonder whether these people, like Handke, consider their searing impact on survivors and bereaved”
Thank you @edvulliamy
Hatidža’s husband and sons were murdered alongside more than 8,000 men and boys at the genocidal massacre in Srebrenica. In 2002, Hatidža founded the Mothers of Srebrenica to ensure their killers were brought to justice.
Listening to Baroness @arminkahelic on @BBCRadio4’s #DesertIslandDiscs talk about her past in #BiH, her work on #SocialJustice & #PSVI, & her journey to the House of Lords since she arrived in the UK in Oct 1992 as a refugee escaping conflict in #Bosnia. https://t.co/j5pKZMxIx3
Having personally witnessed atrocities of the Bosnian war incl #Srebrenica #genocide in 1995 fresh out of seeing #Rwanda in 1994 and going on to witness the #Darfur genocide in 2003 I feel that the perverse decision of the #Nobel Peace Committee condones Evil & must be resisted https://t.co/OuTdKQVDgc