“Acts of Courage” to Commemorate the 23rd Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide
Acts of Courage" is Remembering Srebrenica's theme for 2018 Srebrenica Commemoration to highlight ordinary people who undertook extraordinary acts of courage during the Bosnian genocide....
Day of the Dead: Combining Tradition and Education to Promote Genocide Awareness
Across cultures, the act of commemorating loved ones takes on many forms, from personal rituals to elaborate ceremonies. As part of the Mexican tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), altars or shrines are adorned with flowers, candles,...
“Real Voice of Journalism” Part II
Over the last five months of this project’s implementation, PCRC has organized several preparatory and research activities. Our project team has crafted research methodology, developed correspondent questionnaires, and acquired the contacts...
Christmas in Mosul: Interfaith Peace in Practice
The first Christmas mass held in Mosul since coalition forces retook the city from ISIS in July took place amid tight security on December 24th, 2017, with the help of the city’s Muslim community. A powerful message of religious coexistence sent...
The Road to Nowhere: The Future of Myanmar’s Displaced Rohingya
Since August 2017, the Rohingya of Myanmar have faced unspeakable violence at the hands of the army. In the fourth and final installment of our four-part series about the state-sanctioned violence against the Rohingya, we explore the current state...
Aung San Suu Kyi: A Peace Icon’s Role in Ethnic Cleansing
Seemingly incorruptible in her principles, Suu Kyi promised to be a leader that could affect real change in Myanmar. However, in early August 2017 the Myanmar military began a “clearing operation” against the long-persecuted Rohingya population of...
Reflections on the 2017 Global South-South Development Expo
How can actors from the Global South support each other as they work positive change in their own countries? This was the central thematic question of UNOSSC’s recent “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social, and Environmental...
More Than Semantics: Defining the Violence Against the Rohingya
The violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya population during past weeks and months has been recorded and reported by numerous news outlets, international organizations, and human rights advocacy groups worldwide. Despite a general call to the end the...
PCRC Receives Austrian “Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award”
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs awarded PCRC the prestigious Intercultural Achievement Recognition Award (IAA) for our pan-ethnic online multimedia outlet, Balkan Diskurs. Ambassador Pammer presented the...
The Rohingya: The World’s Most Persecuted Minority
They are frequently referred to as 'the most persecuted minority in the world.' When trying to understand the Rohingya crisis, it is important to understand the historical and social underpinnings of the current violence; understanding the Rohingya...
Exploring a Young Peace: Reflections on Kosovo
PCRC's Fall 2017 intern group traveled to Kosovo with the hope of gaining a better understanding of the transitional justice processes in the region, and to see how they compare to the experience of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After their travels and...
Real Voice of Journalism
PCRC is proud to announce a start of a new research project titled ‘’Real Voice of Journalism.’’ The project aims to improve the overall position of journalists and media activists and prevent further derogation and violations in the area of freedom...
The Yazidi Genocide: An Introduction
In the first installment of our four-part series about ISIL's ongoing genocide against the Yazidi in Iraq, we outline the basics of the genesis of the genocide, key events, and the international...
Forgetting as False Forgiveness: Bosnia’s survivors of wartime sexual violence and the struggle for reparations
In an adaptation of her original piece of research, entitled "A Culture of Amnesia? Assessing the National and International Response to Mass Rape in Bosnia-Herzegovina," Olivia Martin explores the ongoing struggle of female survivors of wartime...
Marš Mira: Reflections from the 2017 Peace March to Srebrenica
Nearly 20 years after serving as part of SFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brandon Erdmann revisits this land of contrasts- of beauty and tragedy- on the 2017 Peace March from Tuzla to Srebrenica. In this piece for PCRC, he reflects on his experience...
Richard Mosse’s “The Enclave”: A Work in Still and Moving Images
By Struan Kennedy Irish documentary artist Richard Mosse unites technology with the conceptual through a simple but strong metaphorical link: making the invisible visible. The technology in question is 16mm infrared film, developed by the US...
31 May 1992 – Remembering Prijedor
On 31 May 1992, just 25 years ago today, Bosnian-Serb forces issued a decree that called for all non-Serbian civilians to mark their houses and arms with white cloth. The marking of all non-Serbians with a physical symbol of difference would later...
The GroundTruth Project
Date of implementation: 2014Photography by: Elizabeth D. Herman The GroundTruth Project is dedicated to training a new generation of international correspondents and adding increased knowledge and understanding on issues of social justice including...
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Welcome to the PCRC blog! As part of our commitment to implementing and supporting unconventional and innovative approaches to peacebuilding, we will be utilizing this space to highlight noteworthy developments relevant to our...