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Multigenerational Legacies of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Genocide


Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 1:00-2:30PM EDT / 7:00-8:30PM CMT This International Center for the Study, Prevention and Treatment of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma webinar is held in observance of the 11 July 1995 genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Born between 1986 and 1998, participants will discuss childhood and inter/multigenerational legacies of the genocide in B&H from both the personal and the multidimensional, multiple professional perspectives.


Amina Duraković A Bosnik psychologist, researcher, and activist, Amina was born in 1995, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is a descendent of war survivors. Her research is focused on multigenerational trauma, collective identities, and memories. She is the author of dozens of popular and scientific articles in the field of social and clinical psychology. So far she coauthored two books. Amina is active on social media and in the non-governmental sector with the aim of improving and preserving psychological health.

Jasmin Jusufović Born in 1986 in the Bosnian town of Zvornik, Jasmin holds a master's degree in Islamic finances and is currently employed in the field of international finances. He is also a poet and a writer. His book, Crvena jakna s kapuljačom (Red jacket with hood), is about his childhood as a refugee and genocide survivor in Srebrenica, where his father and many other members of his family were killed. Translated into multiple languages, his poetry was performed in London and in Istanbul. Jasmin also uses his voice to fight genocide denial and help survivors in their quest for truth and justice.

Ajna Jusić President of 'The Forgotten Children of War' Association (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ajna is a young activist fighting for gender equality, against sexism and sexual violence both nationally and internationally. Her primary focus is on the legal and social recognition of children born out of the war which includes children born of rape, children born from forced marriage, peacekeepers’ babies, and children whose fathers served in humanitarian organizations during and after the war. Ajna is a member of ICMGLT’s Advisory Council.

Mirela Osmanović Having graduated from Law school at International University of Sarajevo, Mirela’s first work experience was at Srebrenica Memorial Center. Currently, she is working at International University of Sarajevo as Assistant to Student Affairs Office manager. Mirela was born and raised in Sarajevo but originated from Srebrenica. ‘Talking about genocide in Srebrenica and spreading the truth about what happened in B&H is not my job but my obligation and mission.’


Dr. Yael Danieli, Founder, and Executive Director, International Center for the Study, Prevention, and Treatment of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma; Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children. Past Leader/facilitator, “Democracy Cannot be Built with the Hands of Broken Souls” program in B&H.


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