Birth

A couple of weeks ago, my twelve-year-old son gave his first statement to the police as a witness. My wife, while driving to pick him up from school, dared to use a horn to warn the driver of the Vespa that he had blocked the intersection. That’s why he followed her to school, stooped next to her,[…]

Artik and Asti

„Девочка, танцуй, всё пройдёт так скоро“ – so many times was that song played in a single night that I already knew it by heart. By the way, the song in question is the ultimate dance hit by Artik and Asti – names that firmly held a serious position in the musical selection of every Ukrainian club[…]

It is time we capitalized on our dignity

In my view, the best definition of what has been happening to us in terms of the general situation in our society, particularly when it comes to the issue of violence against women, was provided by Adrijana Zaharijević who described 2021 in the following manner, “This entire year fits between the hashtags #nisisama and #nisamprijavila (Eng. #youarenotalone[…]

Finally, feeling at home

The other day my best friend and I were on the phone, trying to fit in all possible topics while her newborn baby slept. As usual, the conversation somehow slipped towards women’s issues. Really, when you think about it, it’s not at all unusual that we talk about this so much, when most of our experiences are[…]

Human rights in the year that ends and the unstoppable power of change sparked by brave women who spoke up

The state of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina is best manifested in the fact that Ivan Begić, a younger generation opposition politician in the Republika Srpska, decided to retire from political life after an intimate sexual video of him with a same-sex partner was posted and shared online. I do not know if Begić changed his[…]

Culture needs a home

There is hardly a single person from ex-Yugoslavia into whose life the notion of a cultural center has not been etched. To some, that notion bears romantic memories of their youth, the dances they went to and performances they saw there, the first encounters with musical instruments that would permanently mark their lives as well as the[…]

Contradictions of Rwanda

Bosnian actor Benjamin Bajramović participated in a project called Shared stories of Bosnia and herzegovina, Ruwanda and Germany which took place in Kigali, capital of Rwanda this September. Learn more about life in Rwanda, dealing with the past and his part in this project in his own video story.