Together in the Race for Peace in Mostar’s Rujište

Under the symbolic name “Trčim za mir” [I run for peace], a trail race will be held on October 1st in Mostar on three tracks, five, ten and 21 kilometers long.  Its aim is to contribute to peace, spreading the message that it is possible to build peace with everyone in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Women in the politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Story in which David’s Sling Broke

The legislation governing the electoral process in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) includes an article regulating gender representation on candidate lists. In reality however, these measures are not followed, as shown by the statistics of the 2018 general elections, when only 16 percent of women were candidates.

Judicial Legacies: The Siege of Sarajevo and Crimes Committed in Serb-Controlled Municipalities

The Sarajevo Canton Memorial Fund and the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) recently released a scientific report entitled “The Siege of Sarajevo from 1992 to 1995,” based upon the relevant court judgements. It documents the sniping and shelling of the city as well as the war crimes committed in eight municipalities, with the aim of promoting greater acceptance of judicially established facts and countering the denial of the crimes carried out against Sarajevo civilians.

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Winner of the Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
“Kapija ‘95” – The Truth and the Imperatives of Prosecution and Honoring Victims
The documentary film “Kapija ‘95” premiered in Tuzla, where on the evening of May 25th, 1995, the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) fired a grenade into the center of the city, killing 71 young people and wounding 150 more.
Addictions and Means of Prevention in the 21st Century
People in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today turn to addictions for many reasons, including the pandemic, poverty, social difficulties, limited perspective, post-war life, boredom, and apathy. Additions likewise take many forms, such as gambling, nicotine, drugs, alcohol, and increasingly, the Internet. 
Selfless Kind-Hearted People
The educational cultural center IHTUS has been providing educational and social opportunities for children for 14 years, in the form of workshops, camps, and sporting events. They also offer assistanceto 130 vulnerable families from the Banja Luka and Prijedor area through the Godfather Project which assigns patrons to children in need.
Siege of Sarajevo through the lens of Paul Lowe: Permanent Exhibition at the Sarajevo City Hall
British photographer Paul Lowe’s black and white photo exhibition, “Opsada/Siege” depicts daily life, culture, survival, death, and childhood in besieged Sarajevo, and will be displayed annually starting on April 5th in the Sarajevo City Hall. The exhibition will serve to commemorate the beginning of the longest siege of a capital city in modern history. 
Platform for the Advancement of Children’s Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Children’s rights are human rights that are not prioritized in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of young people and children from all over the country has become actively involved in solving issues related to children’s rights in BiH. The Platform for the Advancement of Children’s Rights is very helpful, as it makes information in this field available. Through the Platform, they can talk to their peers and government representatives and advocate for solutions to various problems.
Love that Unites and Calms the Soul
Although they come from different cities, four young writers share a great love for the written word. By their example, they show that literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not dying out.