Women must stand in solidarity with each other and speak out about the injustice they see around them, the head of the Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves, Munira Subasic, said at the “Srebrenica Heroines” conference.
The conference, as well as the art installation ‘Mother’s Scarf’ was organised by Subasic’s association in partnership with the Center for Post-Conflict Research (PCRC) and the Srebrenica Memorial Center.
Subasic emphasized the important role female survivors of the genocide in Srebrenica have in the fight for truth and justice.
The ‘Mother's Scarf’ art installation consists of numerous scarves and shawls from mothers, sisters, wives, and women in Srebrenica, throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, the region and the world. Subasic explained that the scarves were tied in a way to symbolically send a message that women must support each other.
She stressed that “the mothers from Srebrenica will never be silenced”.
“We cannot remain silent, we cannot stand aside, we must raise our voices wherever injustice is happening to women, to children and to our men,” said Subasic.