Balkan.Perspectives #22

Still Invisible and Unheard! Gender Perspectives in Cultures of Remembrance

Already seven years have passed since my colleague, and then Editor-in-Chief, Maike Dafeld, wrote in her editorial of the Balkan.Perspectives edition 09/2016: “When it comes to dealing with the past in the Western Balkans, respecting gender usually means discussing only and exclusively about sexual violence against women during war times. As a consequence, women are not seen as agents of change; and they are also not included when trying to overcome the violent past and rebuilding a peaceful society.“

There have been some changes and developments in these past seven years. However, we still face challenges when we discuss women’s voices and their roles in dealing with the region’s violent past.

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Balkan.Perspectives Podcast

The Balkan Perspectives podcast is forumZFD’s audio format on Dealing with the Past and Peace Education in the Western Balkans. The podcast is produced in four languages (Albanian, BHCS, Macedonian and English) by the forumZFD offices in Bosnia and Hercegovina, […]

Secondary Archive

Conversation between the Secondary Archive Kosovo curators Erëmirë Krasniqi and Renea Begolli Erëmirë: You are an artist yourself Renea. How much did you know about women artists of different generations in Kosovo prior to the curation of the Secondary Archive […]


Memories lie, women don’t. it is not true that only winners write history. History is written by men in power. During a war, women become second-class citizens and their role is split between somber duties in preserving daily life and […]

фото: Симона Младеновска

The Perspective in The Past

If you live in the Balkans, on a few occasions if you are lucky, and on many, if you are not that much, you become aware that in this part of the world, people have very peculiar views on the […]

Will nothing be named after them?

Remembering the Role of Women During the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina If relied exclusively on the programs and messages of commemorations, street names, names of institutions, and what has been written on memorial plaques and monuments in post-war Bosnia […]

This is unbearable!

On 17 February 2023, as Kosovo celebrated its 15th anniversary of independence, a journalist asked people on the street who they thought the central figure of Kosovo was. They all mentioned men, whose names we had all heard before. Nobody […]

Impressum 22 – 03/2023

Editor in Chief: Alexander Vojvoda

Editorial Team: Sunita Dautbegović-Bošnjaković, Martin Filipovski, Ana Pejović

Authors: Maja Atanasova, Renea Begolli, Jasmina Čaušević, Aulonë Kadriu, Edo Kanlić, Erëmirë Krasniqi, Simona Mladenovska, Maša Samardžija, Jasmina Tešanović,

Podcasts: Bosnia and Hercegovina: Đorđe Krajišnik, Vanja Šunjić and Maida Zagorac Kosovo: TILLT Radio, Serbeze Haxhiaj, Aulonë Kadriu and Lura Limani North Macedonia: Radio MOF and Simona Mladenovska Serbia:

Design (Cover page): Envinion

Translation: LBG Communications (Albanian), Luna Đorđević (BHCS), Martina Kimovska (Macedonian)

Proofreading: LBG Communications (Albanian/English), Zinaida Lakić (BHCS), Zanet Ristoska (Macedonian)