Confession: The Look of Contempt
“His gaze was full of contempt, but his words tried to convince me that he could not live without me. He insisted it was the only way."
Victims of War are Becoming Invisible in Times of Peace
“I didn’t feel any support or empathy or hear someone say, ‘I’m sorry’. No! I heard many people say, ‘She got what she asked for.’ That hurts.”
Knitting a Better Future
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, women, especially in rural areas, have few employment opportunities. But with a few hours of training, a traditional skill can be transformed into a profession. Marion Pineau and Akvile Zakarauskaite report.
My Body, a War Zone: Breaking the Silence Surrounding Sexual Violence in Conflict
A new photographic exhibition in Sarajevo documents the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. It aims to help survivors transform from victims to participants in the struggle for justice.
Norwegian Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Vibeke Lilloe
On March 22nd 2015, the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) had the honor of meeting with Ms. Vibeke Lilloe, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Sarajevo. The ensuing discussion explored the Embassy’s efforts to support peace and reconciliation processes and strengthen civil society organizations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a specific focus on their work concerning women, victims of sexual violence and youth. Marion Pineau and Chloé Gaillard report.
Interrupted Youth and Shattered Hope in Vlasenica
The next collective funeral in Vlasenica will be held on 18 April this year for five murdered civilians. The youngest identified victim is Edis Hajdarević, who was seven at the time of his murder. Vlasenica is a small town located in Eastern Bosnia. According to the 1991 census, 55% of the population was Muslim and …