Mountains: Once a Place of Fear, Now a Beacon of Unity
Much of the fighting that took place during the Bosnian war of the 1990s occurred in the country’s mountains, hills, and countryside. Now, BiH is re-establishing itself as a hub for outdoor and adventure tourism.
We Didn’t Have Much, but We Were Surrounded by Good People
There are those who change the course of our lives forever. Those rare individuals who better your life, or even save it. Ordinary heroes. This is the story of a family of ordinary heroes who embraced my family and me in a time of need, and who love us for who we are despite the differences that may exist between us.
The Siege: Survival of a Besieged City
In the early ‘90s, no one believed that war would hit Sarajevo or that the Yugoslav National Army could turn into an enemy of the city’s people. For centuries, Sarajevo had been a multicultural city with its mosques, synagogues, and Catholic and Orthodox churches.
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.
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.
BalkanThemes Volume 1: Issue 1- Missing Persons
Around the globe, there are millions of reported cases of people who are missing or have disappeared. This first issue of BalkanThemes explores how governments and organizations are addressing this problem in the countries of the former Yugoslavia.