Deconstructing prejudice & narratives about ‘enemy’ groups, incl narratives rooted in the collective identity, must be at the core of all peacebuilding efforts, writes Nenad Vukosavljević (CNA).
We asked a few of our associates to join World “Mandela 100” Day marked on the day of his birth, 18 July.
As the victor, a member of the majority, a victim of the previous system – he chose the most difficult path of reconciliation – by rejecting revenge. He became a symbol of the persistent struggle for freedom, a struggle he refused to ever give up, because freedom was paramount.
Reflections about Conference organised by the Centre for Nonviolent Action (CNA), Sarajevo 15.-17.5.2018.
The announcement that as of this school year, the history of the 1992-1995 war would be studied in more detail in primary and secondary schools is perhaps the most significant change in the history curriculum since the fall of communism
What was valuable to me? To spend at least some time with these people, descended from Kljajićevo, the Danube Swabians and their families. To step into their shoes for a moment. To be there, for them, and not as a ‘representative’ of someone from here.
Tamara Zrnović is a new member of the CNA team in the Sarajevo office
Ljudevit Kolar Kole, our associate from Novi Sad, on the importance of joint visits by war veterans to sites of suffering.
Has all of this happened already? (about Kosovo)
A Treacherous Clique – Press Release by the War Veterans Organisation (OVL) of the Kosovo Liberation Army (UÇK) – Who’s to blame? (about Kosovo)
A Rubicon with hundreds of tributaries (about Bosnia and Herzegovina)
The stormy years are not over (we haven’t seen anything yet) (about Croatia)
To Have Your Cake and Eat It Too (about Serbia)
Çka tash? / What now? (about Macedonia)
…A preponderance of history per square meter in other countries makes it a haven for tourists, but here it is only a guarantee of the presence of death, or at least it has been up till now.
Round Table of the Centre for Nonviolent Action, Sarajevo, October 2017