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Never again about us without us

Never again about us without us

In the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the exhibition “Breaking Free: Children born of war”, exhibition about the children born as a result of the war, was opened. This is the first exhibition organized by the “Forgotten Children of War” association, which aims to show the various barriers that stigma and discrimination have placed on the life-time of women survivors of rape and children born as a result of this disruptive act. Also, the exhibition shows the struggle, strength, perseverance and above all humanity in the struggle of these categories.

It is estimated that during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 30,000 and 50,000 women, girls and men were raped. Although there is no accurate data, it is estimated that approximately 4000 children in Bosnia and Herzegovina are born because of the rape. Although estimates are concerned, it is believed that the number of children is much higher because some children are immediately admitted to adoption, and there is no official record of this.

In addition to the exhibition, a round table was held during which everyone present had a chance to talk to children born of war. 

Although children born because of the war are completely invisible in the B&H law, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as stated on the round table, is far ahead of other countries when it comes to these issues. One of the most deserving of this is President of the Association Ajna Jusic, who has clearly stated, “Never again about us without us!”

The “Breaking Free: Children born for war” exhibition in the B&H History Museum will be open until Sunday, April 14th.

The video story about the exhibition and activities of the association “Forgotten Children of War” is brought by Azem Kurtić.

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Sorry, you are over qualified.

A large number of young people in Northern Macedonia are faced with insufficient employment, according to the latest research on “Financial Think”. Young people who work less than 35 hours per week are often considered to be employed and are often overqualified for their job, with unreliable labor contracts and lower wages. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

56% of young Kosovars use the Internet

An increasing number of young people in Kosovo learn programming and are educated within IT, while digital schools are more and more common in the country. The percentage of young people using the Internet is higher than it is in some of EU countries. However, the gap between young people in the EU and in Kosovo is in the way, as well as the purpose of using the Internet. More in the story of our Vjosa Čerkina.

How do you like it here? And be honest!

I’ve lived in Sarajevo for about six months now. I like it here, it’s familiar and comfortable. When I mention I’m from Ljubljana, people like to tell me just how much they like my city. I understand the language, and I am not worried about what people think when I speak my own.

Montenegrin students resist

The group of students of the University of Montenegro, dissatisfied with the position of their colleagues, and the situation in education and society, created the Student Initiative with the desire to contribute to the better future. For several Saturday they protests near the rectorate, after which they join the civic protests 97,000 every time with a different performance.

Craft instead of Faculty

At a time when a graduate degree is expected, there are very few young people who decide to study crafts. However, this was not the case with our interlocutors who are proud of what they do. One of them left the music academy to cook, while thhe other has never even wanted to study because of his desire to continue family business. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.

Violence has no gender

In Kotor we talked a lot about violence and reacting to the same, but unfortunately, because of the time limit of the show we were not able to include many statements. That is why we bring you unpublished parts through the Perspektiva.plus platform.

Never again about us without us

Never again about us without us

In the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the exhibition “Breaking Free: Children born of war”, exhibition about the children born as a result of the war, was opened. This is the first exhibition organized by the “Forgotten Children of War” association, which aims to show the various barriers that stigma and discrimination have placed on the life-time of women survivors of rape and children born as a result of this disruptive act. Also, the exhibition shows the struggle, strength, perseverance and above all humanity in the struggle of these categories.

It is estimated that during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 30,000 and 50,000 women, girls and men were raped. Although there is no accurate data, it is estimated that approximately 4000 children in Bosnia and Herzegovina are born because of the rape. Although estimates are concerned, it is believed that the number of children is much higher because some children are immediately admitted to adoption, and there is no official record of this.

In addition to the exhibition, a round table was held during which everyone present had a chance to talk to children born of war. 

Although children born because of the war are completely invisible in the B&H law, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as stated on the round table, is far ahead of other countries when it comes to these issues. One of the most deserving of this is President of the Association Ajna Jusic, who has clearly stated, “Never again about us without us!”

The “Breaking Free: Children born for war” exhibition in the B&H History Museum will be open until Sunday, April 14th.

The video story about the exhibition and activities of the association “Forgotten Children of War” is brought by Azem Kurtić.

Be a Balkan Booster!

Be a Balkan Booster!

Are you eager to find out who are the people who live in your neighboring countries and what are their stories? Do they have the same problems as you do? Are you interested in the environment? If all the answers are „Yes“, and you also like shooting videos with your phone camera and love social media, than you are in the right place!

People lack empathy

People lack empathy

If we witness the violence, the responsibility of every citizen is to react and report the same. This also applies to the laws in each of the countries of the region. However, only the existence of a law is not enough to honor it. We talked about (lack of) reaction to violence with the youth in Kotor, and on our portal we publish parts of the story that have not entered the final shows due to time constraints.

The strength and importance of local movement

The strength and importance of local movement

Serbia has been protesting “1 out of 5 million” for several months as a reaction to the current social and political situation in the country. After major protests in Belgrade, protests were organized in other, smaller and larger, Serbian towns organized by smaller local groups of citizens. Local movements are the subject of our Aleksandar Klaric talking with Nikola Milovic, founder of the “Opportunity” group from Šapca. More in the video.

EYOF 2019: Step from a dream to reality

EYOF 2019: Step from a dream to reality

The closing ceremony of the biggest sport event in B&H, after Olympics Games in 1984, was held last Friday in East Sarajevo. Young PR team made of contestants from six countries of Western Balkan was formed as a special project within EYOF. They had a task to explore Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, their past and present, but also to build better future together.

“In youth eyes” was the name of the project implemented by EYOF, RYCO and “Munja”, financed by Embassy of France in B&H. Final product of their work in Sarajevo that shows how they saw Sarajevo, can be seen in the video.

Source: RYCOWB

EYOF unites youth from the region

EYOF unites youth from the region

As part of the EYOF, a special project was organized aiming to present this event through the eyes of young people. 14 young people from six Western Balkan countries gathered a young PR team with a mission to discover the city, track games and connect with each other. The project is a joint activity of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office in the Western Balkans (RYCO), “MUNJA” Incubator of Social Innovations from Sarajevo and the French Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Are You Ready to See EYOF Through Youth Eyes?

Are You Ready to See EYOF Through Youth Eyes?

SARAJEVO – The European Youth Olympic Festival started in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday. As the official partner of EYOF volunteers’, YOUNG PR Team from Western Balkans gathered and is currently in Sarajevo as volunteers of EYOF 2019.

A tradition that is, luckily, fading away

A tradition that is, luckily, fading away

Early marriages are a big problem in minority groups. In a place Dubrava in Kosovo, until 2014. 88 early marriages have been formed. From 2014. until now, that number has decreased to 34. It is still the number we can not neglect. More about this topic you can learn in a story by our Vjosa Cerkini.

Youth of Kosovo: the bridge that connects young Serbs and Albanians

Youth of Kosovo: the bridge that connects young Serbs and Albanians

Kosovska Mitrovica once had a reputation of a mining town, while today it is considered to be a symbol of divided citys. Our Vjosa Çerkini brings a story about young people who dare to cross the “Ibar Bridge”, and in addition, they jointly build new bridges between young Serbs and Albanians.

Kosovo is not an industry of Fake News

Kosovo is not an industry of Fake News

Fake news is a term that marked the year 2016. Consequences of fake news are often incomprehensible in full.
The methods of fighting fake news are diverse, and some of them involve checking sources of information, informing from a variety of sources or tracking specialized media dealing exclusively with the dissemination of false news. Fake news were of interest to our correspondent in Kosovo, Vjosa Cerkini, who brings a story about this phenomenon in Kosovo.

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Revision of textbooks in North Macedonia

he adaptation of the contents of the textbooks was one of the topics covered by the Prespa agreement between Northern Macedonia and Greece, so teams from two countries were formed in order to analyze history and geography textbooks. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

Sorry, you are over qualified.

A large number of young people in Northern Macedonia are faced with insufficient employment, according to the latest research on “Financial Think”. Young people who work less than 35 hours per week are often considered to be employed and are often overqualified for their job, with unreliable labor contracts and lower wages. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

56% of young Kosovars use the Internet

An increasing number of young people in Kosovo learn programming and are educated within IT, while digital schools are more and more common in the country. The percentage of young people using the Internet is higher than it is in some of EU countries. However, the gap between young people in the EU and in Kosovo is in the way, as well as the purpose of using the Internet. More in the story of our Vjosa Čerkina.

How do you like it here? And be honest!

I’ve lived in Sarajevo for about six months now. I like it here, it’s familiar and comfortable. When I mention I’m from Ljubljana, people like to tell me just how much they like my city. I understand the language, and I am not worried about what people think when I speak my own.

Montenegrin students resist

The group of students of the University of Montenegro, dissatisfied with the position of their colleagues, and the situation in education and society, created the Student Initiative with the desire to contribute to the better future. For several Saturday they protests near the rectorate, after which they join the civic protests 97,000 every time with a different performance.

Craft instead of Faculty

At a time when a graduate degree is expected, there are very few young people who decide to study crafts. However, this was not the case with our interlocutors who are proud of what they do. One of them left the music academy to cook, while thhe other has never even wanted to study because of his desire to continue family business. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.

Be a Balkan Booster!

Are you eager to find out who are the people who live in your neighboring countries and what are their stories? Do they have the same problems as you do? Are you interested in the environment? If all the answers are „Yes“, and you also like shooting videos with your phone camera and love social media, than you are in the right place!

People lack empathy

If we witness the violence, the responsibility of every citizen is to react and report the same. This also applies to the laws in each of the countries of the region. However, only the existence of a law is not enough to honor it. We talked about (lack of) reaction to violence with the youth in Kotor, and on our portal we publish parts of the story that have not entered the final shows due to time constraints.

The strength and importance of local movement

Serbia has been protesting “1 out of 5 million” for several months as a reaction to the current social and political situation in the country. After major protests in Belgrade, protests were organized in other, smaller and larger, Serbian towns organized by smaller local groups of citizens. Local movements are the subject of our Aleksandar Klaric talking with Nikola Milovic, founder of the “Opportunity” group from Šapca. More in the video.

EYOF 2019: Step from a dream to reality

The closing ceremony of the biggest sport event in B&H, after Olympics Games in 1984, was held last Friday in East Sarajevo. Young PR team made of contestants from six countries of Western Balkan was formed as a special project within EYOF. They had a task to explore Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, their past and present, but also to build better future together.

“In youth eyes” was the name of the project implemented by EYOF, RYCO and “Munja”, financed by Embassy of France in B&H. Final product of their work in Sarajevo that shows how they saw Sarajevo, can be seen in the video.

Source: RYCOWB

EYOF unites youth from the region

As part of the EYOF, a special project was organized aiming to present this event through the eyes of young people. 14 young people from six Western Balkan countries gathered a young PR team with a mission to discover the city, track games and connect with each other. The project is a joint activity of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office in the Western Balkans (RYCO), “MUNJA” Incubator of Social Innovations from Sarajevo and the French Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Are You Ready to See EYOF Through Youth Eyes?

SARAJEVO – The European Youth Olympic Festival started in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday. As the official partner of EYOF volunteers’, YOUNG PR Team from Western Balkans gathered and is currently in Sarajevo as volunteers of EYOF 2019.

A tradition that is, luckily, fading away

Early marriages are a big problem in minority groups. In a place Dubrava in Kosovo, until 2014. 88 early marriages have been formed. From 2014. until now, that number has decreased to 34. It is still the number we can not neglect. More about this topic you can learn in a story by our Vjosa Cerkini.

Youth of Kosovo: the bridge that connects young Serbs and Albanians

Kosovska Mitrovica once had a reputation of a mining town, while today it is considered to be a symbol of divided citys. Our Vjosa Çerkini brings a story about young people who dare to cross the “Ibar Bridge”, and in addition, they jointly build new bridges between young Serbs and Albanians.

Kosovo is not an industry of Fake News

Fake news is a term that marked the year 2016. Consequences of fake news are often incomprehensible in full.
The methods of fighting fake news are diverse, and some of them involve checking sources of information, informing from a variety of sources or tracking specialized media dealing exclusively with the dissemination of false news. Fake news were of interest to our correspondent in Kosovo, Vjosa Cerkini, who brings a story about this phenomenon in Kosovo.

“World forums are one of the indicators of how far we are alienated from each other.”

World Youth Forum is a free platform that brings together young people from all over the world, decision makers and various influential officials. This forum gives young people the opportunity to network both with top policy makers and with other young people who are determined to create changes in the world we live in.
This year, the forum was held from November 3rd to 6th in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region who continued their education abroad. Our interlocutors recognized the importance of a forum like this, and outlined why similar platforms would be useful in the Balkans.

See the whole story in the video.

To be free = to be true to yourself

Zoran and Filip from Novi Sad told us about their coming out experience and situations they are facing because they are members of LGBT population.

SHL EVENT 2018 – How to make your community better?

Trebinje was a host for “Let’s create together” event at end of the June. It gathered over 100 young people from B&H with one aim: to connect and empower youth as initiators of change in their local communities. Young people, activists from SchülerHelfenLeben foundation were participating in this event. They exchanged experiences and practices of youth engagement; they elected the best project that was supported by SHL and new SHL activism ambassador; and they participated in big volunteer action that resulted with two big murals in Trebinje as a gift to the young people there. Participant intended to give answers, from their examples, on: How to make your community better?

Youth from Serbia, Croatia and B&H: Facing the past for better future!

In the beginning of June 50 young people from Serbia, Croatia and B&H came to Srebrenica. They were gathered for regional peace event “To common European future” with participants from Sombor, Vukovar, Gornji Vakuf/Uskoplje, Tuzla, Kladanj, Sekovici, Bratunac and Srebrenica.
They visited Memorial Center in Potocari dedicated to Bosniac genocide victims, as well as the Memorial Room dedicated to Serb victims in Srebrenica. The youth talked about importance of facing the past as foundation for better and peaceful future.

People of Sarajevo to refugees: “Welcome!”

Photographers, musicians and citizen of Sarajevo sent a welcoming message to refugees who are currently staying at Bosnia and Herzegovina, or are just passing through. The multimedia art program was set up in History Museum with shows called “People of Sarajevo” and “The Balkan Route”, and afterwards two concerts for support were held by Dubioza kolektiv and Helem nejse bands.

PUSH BREAK: How to get to youth’s success in B&H?

Youth journalistic association in B&H is implementing a project called “Push break” for a year now. It was envisioned like “live talk show”. At the same time it is a platform for critical thinking and opinion exchange in public discourse. Last question was: How does road to success looks like for young people in B&H?

Justice for David, Dzenan and all of our children

On May 15th Sarajevo was a sight for demonstrations caused by tragic deaths of two young man, Dzenan Memic from Sarajevo and David Dragicevic from Banja Luka. David Dragicevic went missing during the night of 17th to 18th March this year and search for him begin. It lasted until May 24th when they found his body in Crkvenica river in Banja Luka. Dzenan has suffered fatal wounds on February 8th 2016 year and he died 7 days later in hospital. Even though official police reports state that these are accidents, these young man’s fathers are claiming that they have evidence that their children were murdered.

Moving wheelchair with blink of an eye

Dalibor Djumic is a young innovator from Bihac. He developed a system that allows moving a wheelchair by just blinking. In this way he wants to help people with disabilities. He is a breakedancer, plays guitar and, in his words, he wants to spread love. “Some people get up in the morning, sees rain outside and thinks ‘how boring is this rain’. What’s the problem, why is rain the problem? It falls down, waters the plants and in three days, when sun comes up, those plants will blossom. Then, when we go out it will all be so beautiful, we’ll see flowers and be happy. We complain every day about something and don’t allow ourselves to be happy. In the end a person can only be happy if he allows himself to be.” And with this words Dalibor finishes his story.

Inksane

“Fear is preventing people from making a success in their lives, that’s it and nothing more. It makes you doubt yourself and so on. You shouldn’t be afraid, specially in this country where you don’t have anything to lose. What’s to be afraid of, you don’t have a job, no dear friends…what Have you got? What do you have to lose? Nothing. You’re free, just go. Just don’t be afraid and that’s it.” – this is how Mirza Pozega starts his story, one of the founders of Tattoo & Piercing studio “Mustre i Sare”. They’ve opened their doors to young, unknown artists by creating and opening space for exhibitions, gathering and strengthening alternative art scene. Their’s is story about passion, love and solidarity. They did it and they want to help others.

A town without bakery, butchery, news stand…

“When we talk about Srebrenica, you have to come here, stay for a week and see what is really like to live in Srebrenica. Lately, last news stand was closed and when you consider that we don’t have a bakery, butchery, but we have more betting shops then basic necessities; it’s kind of demeaning”, these are words from Marko Stankovic, young web designer i musician from Srebrenica. After finishing his education, Marko went back to his hometown where he is trying to make his future and perspective.

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