Why do Young People Decide to Leave Bosnia or to Stay and Build their Future Here?

The departure of young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in recent years is one of the most pressing topics, and though talked about often, no solutions are offered. When speaking about leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina, the focus should not only be on young people, but on all generations. The idea that the most educated …

How to Fight for Women’s Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Subjugation, inequality, revolution, and protests have marked and continue to mark the world history of activism. For thousands of years, people have fought against oppression and subjugation – whether by force or peace. And women have always been part of that fight. Despite the fact that women in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were given the …

The ”Nafaka” of the Sarajevo Haggadah

For more than a hundred years of turbulent history, Sarajevo and its inhabitants have kept the Sarajevo Haggadah, a written collection of Jewish regulations and traditions, from wars, arson, and theft. Its home is the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which the Haggadah has had to leave several times in order to be preserved. …

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Big-hearted People in the “Good Will” Restaurant
Poverty knows no borders. People with a big heart in the restaurant “Dobre Volje” (“Good Will”) in Travnik preserve the dignity of those who struggle and for whom just one meal means a lot. In 2019, the humanitarian organization Pomozi.ba opened a restaurant in that city, the first of its kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina. …
#TogetherWeRemember: A 24-Hour Virtual Global Commemoration
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” – Elie Wiesel On April 30th, 2020, the Post Conflict Research Center (PCRC) and the Srebrenica Memorial Center partnered with the Together We Remember coalition to participate in a 24-Hour Virtual Global Vigil to commemorate victims of genocides and mass atrocities. For the event, several …
Tuzla Volunteers are the Only Hope for Migrants
“I approach each and every man as a human being. At no point do I care if he is from Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria. I see a human being in need in front of me, and I act in accordance to that. This is how it all starts actually,” says Senad Pirić as he begins his …
Sarajevo Monuments and A Culture of Remembrance
Monuments, due to their strong symbolic meaning, give clear messages of what, whom and which promoted values should be remembered. A culture of remembrance – that is, the relationship between a society and its past – is an essential part of every society, and historically, no society has ever ignored it. One way to remember …
Tolerance as the Key to Survival
Unity in diversity and mutual tolerance have always been present as a modus vivendi in Bosnian society, even during desperate times. The story of two religious leaders in Tuzla testifies to this, as they found a solution to a common issue, despite their differences. They had the same issue which was bigger than the differences …
Goran Bubalo – A Hero Of Peace
A good, so very good, humble, dedicated and tireless peace activist is no longer with us. “What happens when a peace activist dies? Whether a little bit of peace goes with them, or whether people take responsibility for that bit as well – that is up to us,” wrote Amra Pandžo, director of Little Steps …