Coal Mining in BiH: Putting Pressure on the Authorities to Power the Fading Light at the End of the Tunnel

Last year’s protests in front of the Government of the Federation indicate the government’s laissez-faire attitude towards miners who put their blood, sweat, and tears into putting bread on the table, sometimes with fatal results.

Are Višegrad Returnees Becoming a Statistical Anomaly?

In Višegrad, which was subjected to one of the most ruthless ethnic cleansing campaigns during the war, Bosniak returnees we visited claim that interethnic relations are currently friendly, but that if there was no tourism around the famous Mehmed Pasha Sokolović Bridge and the Višegrad hydroelectric power plant “the city would be dead.“ 

Untold Stories: Youth Working at the Srebrenica Memorial Center

The Memorial Center in Srebrenica strives to preserve the memory of genocide and combat its denial. A young volunteer from Visoko, Amina Žiga, has been part of the team for a year, even though she is not from Srebrenica.

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Balkan Diskurs staff is composed of both local and international members who possess experience and expertise in a wide range of disciplines, ranging from journalism and human rights to peacebuilding and transitional justice. As a team, we are dedicated to supporting young talent, challenging stereotypes and providing viewpoints on society, culture, and politics that cannot be found in other media.
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Nisam Tražila: Four Girls Who Fought Against Gender-Based Violence
The “Nisam tražila” initiative ([‘I didn’t ask for it’]) began with four art students’ reactions to rape cases in Serbia: Mateja Mavrak, Asja Krsmanović, Ana Tikvić, and Nadina Mičić.
How the Pandemic Led to an Increase in Gender-Based Violence
During the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions such as quarantine, curfew, and other forms of movement restriction are considered one of the necessary health measures that can save millions of lives. For women and girls, however, they can increase the risk of violence or even death.
Educators During the War: A Struggle They Lead with Pencils and Words
The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) know well that war is the worst circumstance that can befall a nation. The people of BiH could not avoid the unfortunate events from 1992 to 1995.
Sarajevo Canton: Gender-based Violence Remains Stigmatized
Domestic violence and violence against women are global problems and violations of basic human rights. Women around the world are exposed to various forms of violence that are often prevalent in the family. This problem is pronounced in our country, despite measures adopted to prevent it. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is committed to respecting international …
Achieving Inclusion in BiH and Serbia: Employing People with Disabilities
People with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, facing discrimination and stigmatization daily.
Young Innovators Promote Digitization in Bosnia and Herzegovina
There are numerous positive and practical examples of youth action taken to improve the society in which we live and advocate for change.