Glasgow Srebrenica Commemoration Breaks the Silence on Sexual Violence
Scotland’s National Srebrenica Commemoration was held at St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art and featured a survivor of sexual violence from Bosnia testifying about her experiences and. Kezia Dugdale MSP, the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, who spoke about the lessons to be learned from Srebrenica.
Last week marked the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in which thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica were separated to be murdered on account of their Islamic faith while women were tortured and raped. Bakira Hasečić was subjected to sexual violence along with her daughter during the brutal campaign of ‘ethnic cleansing’ starting in 1992 and founded the Women Victims of War Association to seek justice for all those subjected to such crimes. She will talk about women’s experiences and how the rapes in Bosnia were orchestrated as part of the genocide.
The commemoration was presided over by The Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood OBE, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.
Interview with Bakira Hasečić