In Bosnia and Herzegovina, women, especially in rural areas, have few employment opportunities. But with a few hours of training, a traditional skill can be transformed into a profession. Marion Pineau and Akvile Zakarauskaite report.
“I could never foresee something this horrible happening in Srebrenica. I was living peacefully alongside my neighbors until someone was granted the right to take everything from me.” - Zumra Sehomerović, Mothers of Srebrenica – By Chloé Gaillard and Marion Pineau.
On March 22nd 2015, the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) had the honor of meeting with Ms. Vibeke Lilloe, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Sarajevo. The ensuing discussion explored the Embassy’s efforts to support peace and reconciliation processes and strengthen civil society organizations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a specific focus on their work concerning women, victims of sexual violence and youth. Marion Pineau and Chloé Gaillard report.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, one in three LGBT people have been victims of violence or extreme discrimination, but only every seventh incident has been reported to the police. (Source: Pink Report – Annual Report on the State of the Human Rights of LGBT People in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, Sarajevo Open Center, March 5, 2015). If you …