Tag: bosnia

Peace Outside – War Inside

Bosnia (BD) – Trauma is not restricted to or suffered by only the generation which experienced the war first-hand. Rather, when not treated appropriately, trauma is often transferred within families from one generation to the next. More than 20 years after…

Student protest blocks ethnic segregation plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Students in central Bosnia and Herzegovina return to school this week, but not with the usual nerves that accompany back-to-school season. This year, high school students in the small, medieval city of Jajce are returning with a newfound sense of purpose and empowerment.

Over the summer months, the students organized protests that successfully pressured the local assembly in the Central Bosnia Canton to postpone its plans for a new segregated high school teaching only Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) students. This proposed measure would extend a policy of ethnic segregation, already implemented in Jajce’s elementary schools, to the high school level.

20 years after Srebrenica

Srebrenica, Bosnia (NI) – This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, when, over the course of 6 days, 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were systematically slaughtered in Europe’s worst atrocity since the Holocaust. Before the war, Srebrenica…