A Second Chance for Mostar?
Mostar is famous for its Old Bridge, but also, sadly, for ethnic divisions and a dysfunctional government that hasn’t held elections for 12 years. Now is the time for Mostar to stand up and show that something can be changed. With local elections scheduled for 20 December 2020, one of the 14 priorities for the …
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 …
Can Bugojno Overcome War-time Divisions?
In Bugojno, a town in central Bosnia, war-time divisions remain strong even twenty-five years after the war. Although it is not an administratively divided city, Bosniaks and Croats live almost completely separate lives. Schools are divided, but also catering facilities. Everyone knows exactly who can come in and who cannot. The only thing shared in …
District Team Moves Boundaries
It all started three years ago in Sarajevo, when a group of young activists got the opportunity to make a documentary. That’s when the name of the activist movement “District Team” was created. Although they are still an informal group, wanting to become a formal association, young activists from Brčko are finding opportunities. And their …
Why do Young People Decide to Leave Bosnia or to Stay and Build their Future Here?
The departure of young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in recent years is one of the most pressing topics, and though talked about often, no solutions are offered. When speaking about leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina, the focus should not only be on young people, but on all generations. The idea that the most educated …
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 …