On 8th December 2015 in Tuzla, Sarajevo, Bijeljina, Banja Luka, Modriča, Bihać, Bosansko Grahovo, Bratunac, Zenica, Mostar and Višegrad, starting at 12:00 hours, activists of twelve women’s NGOs reminded the public to various forms of suffering of women during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through street actions and other events.
Peace activists of women’s NGOs from above listed cities agreed to designate 8th December as Memorial Day of the suffering of women in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within global campaign ”16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence”.
Through Memorial Day of the suffering of women in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we want to contribute to dealing with the past and achieving gender justice. We want our society to remember how many women of Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered during the war from 1992 to 1995, and to what endeavors they were exposed in order for themselves and their families to survive. Reconciliation is a process that includes truth, justice and forgiveness, and equally concerns of all women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina.