Bosnia and Herzegovina

In her small shop in the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center, 65-year-old Fazila sells flowers to mourners and visitors who come to honor and remember the 8,000 men and boys who were massacred there in July 1995.

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Longtime WfWI supporter Lauri Pastrone and her 15-year-old daughter Giovanna participated in the 3-day, 75-miles Bosnia Peace March this past July to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

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Inspired to make a difference, longtime WfWI supporter Tracy Craighead joined the Bosnia Peace March last month to support women survivors of war and honor those killed in the Srebrenica genocide 20 years ago.

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Sabina had completed elementary school and two years of high school when war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was never able to return and finish her education. “I was always ashamed because of this,” she says.

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Board member and programme committee chair Tony Gambino served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International from April – November 2014.

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Last week I participated in the March of Peace 2014, a 120km trek through Bosnia to Srebrenica, to commemorate victims of the genocide.

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How can we end a conflict in progress?

Is it possible to stop sexual and gender-based violence?

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Board member and program committee chair Tony Gambino served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International from April - November 2014. He has many years of experience working across the developing world, including serving as USAID Mission Director to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and brought first-hand knowledge overseeing development programs in conflict-affected regions to this role.

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