Music, Art, Theater and Culture: Rising Above Nationalism in Mostar
As long as they continue to work together to create music, works of art and culture, and theatrical performances, they will bring back the real “Mostar identity” – an identity that belongs to everyone.
The Right to Choose: Embracing Differences in an Increasingly Intolerant Society
By setting double standards and speaking about quasi-democracy and human rights while rejecting everything that is different, Bosnian society is becoming increasingly intolerant.
Lessons of the Balkan Refugee Crisis
Insight on Conflict’s local correspondent Mirjana Kosic assesses the impact of refugee flows across the fragile Balkans.
BalkanThemes Volume 1: Issue 4 – Human Trafficking
The fourth issue of BalkanThemes focuses on the challenges organizations and individuals face in dealing with human trafficking cases in the former Yugoslavia and beyond.
Human Trafficking in the Balkans
Human trafficking is endemic in the Balkans. The region offers ideal conditions: political instability; social and economic malaise; a prevalence of organized criminal networks; and a culture of corruption. In addition, most countries in the region have inadequate systems in place to monitor and document cases, leading to ineffective counter measures that are further undermined …
BalkanThemes Volume 1: Issue 3 – LGBT Rights
The third issue of BalkanThemes explores the work of organizations promoting LGBT-friendly dialogue in the Balkans, the struggle of three LGBT individuals in a conservative society and the state of LGBT rights across the region of the former Yugoslavia.