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Mon, 14 May


Bosniak Institute

A transgenerational perspective on conflict-related sexual violence: Facing the Past – Transforming the Future

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A transgenerational perspective on conflict-related sexual violence: Facing the Past – Transforming the Future

Time & Location

14 May 2018, 09:00 – 19:00

Bosniak Institute, Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 21, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

About The Event

9.00 - 9.30 am Welcome

Prof. Dr. Sabine Lee

University of Birmingham, UK

Amra Delic

University of Greifswald, Germany/ Bosnian Association “Forgotten Children of War”

9.30 – 11.30 am Panel I & II

Chair: Sabine Lee

Long-term consequences of conflict-related traumatic experiences and sexual

violence – a transgenerational perspective

Heide Glaesmer, University of Leipzig, Germany

Lesson learned from psychosocial approach in helping victims/survivors of gender-

based and conflict-related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Esmina Avdibegovic, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

11.30-12.00 am Coffee break

12.00 am - 1.00 pm

Healing of human rights violations needs memorisation and recognition of society &

politics - 25 years of experience of medica mondiale in conflict & post-war regions

Monika Hauser, medica mondiale, Germany

1 pm - 2 pm Lunchbreak

Afternoon session

2:00 pm -3.30 pm

Panel III

Chair: Sabina Alispahic, University of Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mother-child attachment representations in traumatized refugee mothers: Case

examples from the Netherlands

Kimberley Anderson, Psychotraumacentrum Zuid Nederland, Reinier van Arkel

Groep, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Issues of identity and belonging across the lifespan of children born of rape in Post-


Sophie Roupetz, University of Leipzig, Germany

Lived experiences of children born of recent war in Bosnia and Herzegovina – How

we can make it better in post-conflict settings?

Amra Delic, University of Greifswald, Germany; Bosnian Association “Forgotten

Children of War”

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Summary, discussion, future directions

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Coffee break

4.30 pm – 7.00 pm

Film screening and roundtable discussion

Grbavica - Esma’s Secret

The film is about the life of a single mother in contemporary Sarajevo in the aftermath of systematic rapes of women during the war in Bosnia. It shows, through the eyes of the main character Esma, her teenage daughter Sara, and others, how everyday life is still being shaped by the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. The film was an international co-production between companies from Bosnia, Austria, Croatia and Germany. It won the Golden Bear at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival and it was Bosnia & Herzegovina's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 79th Academy Awards.

Roundtable discussion with

Ajna Jusic and Alen Muhic

Representatives from the Bosnian Association “Forgotten Children of War”

Lejla Damon

Representative of War Child’s Youth Engagement Panel, UK

Sabina Basic

Monika Hauser

NGO medica mondiale, Germany

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Sabine Lee, University of Birmingham, UK

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