Monday, October 22, 2007

Bosfam's Srebrenica Memorial Quilt

Last year, I profiled Bosfam, a Tuzla based NGO. The majority of Bosfam's clients are female survivors from Srebrenica, and Bosfam offers them an opportunity to meet, share their stories, all while knitting beautiful handicrafts and selling their crafts to earn money to support themselves and their families.

Recently, Bosfam had embarked on a new project, The Srebrenica Memorial Quilt.
According to Bosfam's website, "The quilt currently comprises 20 panels, each commemorating
a victim of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Families who lost
relatives are being invited to commission new panels. As new
panels are added to the quilt, the quilt will grow in size,
keep the memory of the massacre alive and used to make the
case for more material and emotional support for Srebrenica
survivors."


To view a map of the quilt, as well as profiles of the weavers: click here.

If you are interested in commissioning a panel, please click here.

6 comments:

Daniel said...

Trully wonderful project!

Balkan Ghost said...

Great to check in with my friend Shaina. I enjoy your recent writings. Keep the energy and enthusiasm to let the English-speaking world know about these things!

Marina said...

Shaina,
My name is Marina from the Advocacy Project. We would like to thank you for your efforts to bring attention to our Memorial Quilt activities and inform you that phase two of the project is to being soon with an exhibition in Boston. We'll be putting out a Press Release soon.
Thanks again for this post!

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