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 […]
"But there have been many heart-warming stories of mutual existence or support even in those trying times. I once met a young man in #Sarajevo who owed his life to a former neighbour-turned-Serb militiaman" @murtaza_shibli reflecting on #ActsofCourage
RSVP here https://t.co/hX9cdWJalL for a special screening of the film The Fog of Srebrenica on July 20th at the Friends Meeting House, #Colchester. It is the story of survivors of the Srebrenica genocide; 8,372 Muslim Bosniaks were killed in one week.
"While so few of the perpetrators have ever faced punishment, rape is a life sentence for the victim". In a thought-provoking piece in @thefworduk, sexual violence awareness campaigner @LejlaDamon, reflects on rape as a weapon of war.
If you're based in or visiting #Rotherham tomorrow, why not visit the exhibition preview of 'Challenging Stereotypes'? It features up to 30 original artworks by 5 local 16-25 year olds, created as a part of our Youth Action Project group with @RMBCPress. Admission is free!
On #MandelaDay, we celebrate Nelson Mandela's extraordinary contribution to world history and human rights and in particular his involvement in establishing the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). #ICTY #Srebrenica #ActsofCourage