In 20 years, we have…

Among other things, in these past 20 years…

… 23 people have worked for CNA. There are currently 10 of us and our passports come from 4 different countries.

… our offices have been at 8 different addresses. 4 in Sarajevo, 4 in Belgrade.

… we have organised 39 basic trainings, 6 trainings for trainers, 12 trainings for war veterans, 4 advanced trainings, 3 Mir-Paqe-Мир trainings, and countless longer and shorter trainings…

… through the workshops and trainings, together with at least 1000 other people, we have grown, supported each other, changed…

… together with a mixed group of veterans, we have visited 24 cities and over 100 sites to remember victims of war, lay wreaths and pay our respects… in one city, we were prevented from doing so.

… we have produced and screened 7 documentaries, organised 8 photography exhibitions, 14 public debates with war veterans…

… we have published 8 manuals, books and publications in B/C/S that were translated into Albanian, Macedonian, Hungarian, English, German and/or Russian. We have organised two “Biber” multilingual short story competitions about reconciliation and received a total of 700 stories

… we have visited and photographed over 85 monuments, former detention camps, memorial rooms, sites of memory and marked and unmarked sites of suffering in BiH… we have published photographs and information about these places and our view of how we remember the wars of the 1990s.

… at nenasilje.org – the latest version of our website – we have published 320 pages, 467 posts… and today, over a thousand people visit our site every day.

… we have shared our good and our difficult experiences through 19 annual reports, and we are working on our 20th.

… we have learnt from the experience of others in other parts of the world. In Germany, Austria, Palestine, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Venezuela…

… we have travelled at least 2 million kilometres in our cars, had two traffic accidents, two cars stolen, one we paid for, but never got back. Our first car was a Golf 2, Diesel. Navy blue. It arrived as a young teenager; when we sold it, it was still running, but long since grown up.

… we have slept in over 100 hotels, motels, lodgings in the region… but we prefer staying with friends and associates.

… the whole time, we are fighting and hoping our existence and work will become unneeded. We are not optimistic, but we will keep doing our best to “start the peace” in this region…

You may also like...