Supporting Witnesses: First Step Towards Ending Impunity
“The truth is that victims want to talk about it. They are desperate to get it off of their chests. But there are only a few that are willing to listen to the voices of the victims”  — Presentation of the International PSVI Protocol in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Post-Conflict Research Center International organizations have time …
Dealing with the Legacy of Wartime Sexual Violence in BiH
Highlighting the experience of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.
The State Of Roma Human Rights In The Balkans
The Harriman Institute at Columbia University and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at CUNY joined forces to celebrate International Roma Day on the 8th of April by holding a conference on the state of Roma human rights in Europe and the Balkans. Several leading experts and activists came together to review the current state of Roma …
Building Homes, Building Livelihoods, and Building Peace
The journey to reconstruct one’s life after war is long and fraught with danger. Current approaches by the global humanitarian system, including peacebuilding processes and local and national laws often make it an impossible journey. Conflict creates homelessness. Homelessness is one of the most immediate and wide-reaching impacts of warfare. According to the Internal Displacement …
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. …
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 …