The Bektić Sisters: Horses Teach Us Nobility, Tenderness and Responsibility
Photography: Ahmedin Đozić Sisters Ćamka, Kadira, Fatima and Đeneta Bektić from the village of Jasenova became famous because of a photo of them galloping on horses through the snow-covered forests of Srebrenica. They say that they do not remember whether they first learned to walk or to ride. Their parents returned to Srebrenica in 1999 …
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 …
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 …
#ŽENEBIH and the Ordinary Heroines of Bosnia and Herzegovina
People will question your idea, but the most important thing is that you believe in it all the way, even if you fail multiple times throughout your journey.  Everybody has heard of the concept of the “glass ceiling”, the barrier that stifles the dreams and aspirations of women, young and old. When we think about …
Ena Dujmović and Plusminus Fashion: Fusing Modern Art with Graphic Design
Work hard, believe in yourself, and don’t blame anyone else if you don’t succeed. Bosnian native Ena Dujmović is pioneering the fusion of modern art and graphic design as a method to create the fashions that make up her brand Plusminus. Dujmović views her brand as an opportunity to innovate: “the inspiration came from the …
Miss Besieged Sarajevo: Fashion and Beauty as Symbols of Resistance
This image of Meliha Varešanović, captured by British photographer Tom Stoddart, went all around the world. It has become iconic – a classic of reportage. Yet back in 1994, while people overseas were opening their morning newspapers and talking about the beautiful women in the picture, Meliha was just thinking about how to survive another …