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).

15 December, 2012


Claire Noone, the Advocacy
Project, Washington, D.C.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Claire Noone, the Advocacy Project's Fellow working with the non-governmental organization BOSFAM (Bosnian Family).

Times are hard in Bosnia, and times are hard at BOSFAM. After operating on borrowed time and money, we have been forced to close the doors of the Srebrenica Center. As of September 1st, 2012 the BOSFAM Center in Srebrenica will remain closed until enough funding comes in to reopen it. BOSFAM’s operations will continue in Tuzla. A number of unfulfilled agreements and empty promises have lead BOSFAM into dark and cold waters. After a bureaucratic hide and seek we have come to the end of personally subsidized operations of BOSFAM. Unable to pay salaries, buy supplies, or pay for utilities any, longer the Srebrenica Center will be closed....

The women of BOSFAM make beautiful one-of-a-kind works that people in Bosnia simply do not have enough expendable income to afford. Instead of asking for donations, we are asking for people to explore the many products made by the women of BOSFAM. We have just launched a new WEBSHOP where beautiful handmade traditional handicraft is available for purchase. With income from sales BOSFAM can reopen the doors of the Srebrenica Center and reach out a helping hand to the women of Bosnia. Continue reading Claire's message>>>