War on the Balkans

The continuity of the denial of the genocide in Srebrenica

On March the 30th, 2010. the Parliament of Serbia adopted the Declaration on condemning the crime in Srebrenica.

After a long debate in the Parliament, when we could hear fascist statements from the members of Radical party, Democratic party of Serbia and Serbian Progressive party, the members of the Parliament adopted the Declaration on condemning the crimes in Srebrenica.

Crime connot be forgotten

The perpetrators must be punished!

Women in Black, Belgrade
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Women to Women, Sarajevo

The tenth anniversary of the beginning of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6th April 2002

Public announcement on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the beginning of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ten years after - Public Announcement

On the occasion of 6th April, tenth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina

It's ten years since the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina began and escalated into one of the most infamous episodes in the entire history of the Balkans, into blood bath, waged by armed military formations and paramilitary cliques against the civilian population and marked by genocide, mass rapes and other forms of violations of basic human rights, starting from the right to live and further down the list.

War Resisters' International: Balkans resource page

Rebuilding Kosov@ and the FRY: resource pages

Annotated contact and resource list

This list includes contact details and short descriptions of the work being done in the region by some groups with which WRI has regular and ongoing contacts.

  • The Balkan Peace Team, co-founded by WRI to facilitate long-term peacebuilding work in the countries of former-Yugoslavia, has a new coordination address at:

International Network of Women Solidarity against War - International Network of Women in Black

Statement
Women Solidarity against War

Unfortunately, war tension in the Balkans have not become a part of the past, yet.

The peace agreement in Macedonia is still very fragile. Each side should put more efforts as to stop the violence. The international community is obliged to stop the renewal of violence and to disarm all sides, that do not behave in accordance with the signed peace agreement.

The civilians are, as in all previous wars, the most tragic victims of armed conflicts. The number of displaced persons has already gone beyond 115 000.

Six years after Krajina exodus

Public statement

These days, it will be six years since another tragedy and another organized crime against civil population happened.

Six years since the Srebrenica Massacre

Wednesday, July 11, 2001 marks the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the biggest massacre in Europe following World War II. On that day, units of the Republika Srpska Army began a liquidation of several thousand Bosnian men and boys from the safe haven of Srebrenica. An exact number of those executed will probably never be known, however, it has been proven that in Potocari, more than 3000 residents of Srebrenica lost their lives; the total number of victims is likely three times that figure.

Woman in Black public statement on Milosevic's extradition and the war in Macedonia

It is with the utmost pleasure that we acknowledge the news that the man who brought us so much evil is finally in the Hague. The fact that Slobodan Milosevic will have to answer for wars which he started and lead, and for ethnic cleansing which he ordered, will not be much consolation to the victims of his crime and madness. But for those who have survived we are awarded a certain satisfaction and all that remains is for us to congratulate the governement of the Republic of Serbia for its responsible and courageous move in extraditing Milosevic to the Hague.

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