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 …
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 …
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 …
Protective Masks for Everyone
There are not a lot of us in Srebrenica and we need to stick together through communion and mutual care. A group of powerful women from Srebrenica have sought to respond to the corona-virus pandemic by hand-making protective face masks for those in their communities. Valentina Gagić-Lazić, one of the founders of the association uniting …
Sofija Todorović: Srebrenica changed my life forever
In an interview with Balkan Diskurs, Sofija Todorović, a young activist from Belgrade, says: “The biggest problems of young people in Serbia, and the whole region, are ignorance and fear.” Sofija defended Mon Gjuraj, the owner of the “Roma” bakery in Borča, when a protest was organized against him near Belgrade. The protest started because …
The Goodness Within Us
Sister Blanka and Mualima Šejla traveled on quite different paths through life, but those two paths left them with the same desires and motivations. Sister Blanka’s journey began in flat Slavonian County. Mualima Šejla, along with her mother and two sisters were forced out of Bratunac, a town in eastern Bosnia near Srebrenica, during the …