Women and Peace-Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zilka Spahic Siljak, deputy director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the University of Sarajevo and Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islamic Studies at HDS, presented the talk "Women and Peace-Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina," as part of the 2012-13 Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) lecture series. The lecture title is also the title of her project while at the WSRP during the 2012-13 academic year. Drawing upon life story interviews with women peacemakers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, this project explores the sociopolitical and cultural challenges they faced, as well as the successes they achieved, while re-rebuilding peaceful relations in a postwar, ethnically divided society.