Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Hopelessness and Hopefulness of Women’s Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day, and it somehow makes me sad. When I reflect on the past week’s news – how over 150 women were raped in Banangiri in Eastern Congo just last month by armed gunman, http://www.worldpress.org/africa/1561.cfm how only 40 … Continue reading

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Women, Memory and Truth

For centuries, women have been a driving force for social justice and political change, but their stories have often gone undocumented and remain untold. In Women’s Hands aims to change this pattern and to put women’s stories and insights, both … Continue reading

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From Anger to Action: The Women of Srebrenica Organize

One persistent theory I have after meeting with several women and mother’s group of Srebrenica is this: anger can be a mobilizing force. I’ve always felt that people have to be pissed-off enough about something to rise up and act. … Continue reading

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From Human Being, to Missing Person, to a Number, to a Memory

There is smell I will never forget. It is that of the morgue holding hundreds of bags of decomposed body parts of persons missing after the fall of Srebrenica, lined up from floor to ceiling, wall to wall.  This is … Continue reading

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Srebrenica Mothers: Exist, Return, Resist

Hatidza Mehmedovic is angry, very angry — and rightly so. Our conversation today began with an outburst of accusations against the UN, local politicians, European diplomats, international negotiators, and the people of Bosnia themselves. Just three weeks ago, on the … Continue reading

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Travel Mates

How lucky am I to be traveling with three amazing women from Bosnia and Herzegovina during visits to womens associations in Srebrenica and Tuzla! You have already been introduced to Amra Celebic in my previous blog. We will be accompanied by Ivona … Continue reading

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