DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

20 November, 2009


PHOTO: Traumatized woman, Bosnian Muslim rape victim. Photo taken by Anthony LLoyd, noted war correspondent and former British Army officer. Image used for Fair Use Only and in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 for research and educational purposes.

The NGO "Woman - Victim of War" (Žena - Žrtva Rata) has documented more than 25,000 rapes of women in Bosnia-Herzegovina, many of them in the region of eastern Bosnia where Srebrenica is located. Overwhelming majority of victims, or 99%, were Bosnian Muslim women. There are also 52 documented rapes of men. The president of the NGO, Bakira Hasecic, said that one raped woman from Brcko had witnessed more than 40 Bosniak girls aged from 13 to 18 being repeatedly raped by Serbian soldiers in that town. Hasecic called on all women and men who had been raped or sexually molested during the Bosnian war to contact the “Woman – Victim of War” association, adding that confidentiality is always fully guaranteed. If you were raped, it's not your fault - there is nothing to be ashamed of. Do not feel guilty. Come forward and tell us your story.

Children of Rape Victims
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The NGO "Woman - Victim of War" estimates that approximately 1,000 children were born to women who had been sexually abused during the war. Some adopted children were on the verge of suicide after their biological mothers denied any contact with them. One raped woman who kept her child, suffered a nervous breakdown and killed the baby after a few months.

Raped women are invisible victims of the Bosnian war and they are not counted in the statistics of the indirect war victims. These statistics are compiled and published by the Research and Documentation Center [RDC] in Sarajevo. To drop them an E-mail and ask "Why" click here.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Children of Rape by visiting this link:

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+ Breaking the wall of silence: mass rapes in Bosnia [read...]
+ Serbs raped Bosniak women during Srebrenica genocide [read...]
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+ Rapes of women during Srebrenica massacres [
+ Srebrenica child raped, hung [
+ Can genocide be committed by forcibly expelling women & children? [
+ Bosnian genocide rape victims suffer in silence [
+ Effects and Aftermath of Rape @ Wikipedia