Velma Šarić


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Velma Šarić born Vlasenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia April 8, 1979. Bosnian peacebuilder. Founding President, Post-Conflict Research Center, Sarajevo; founding editor, Balkan Diskurs, 2014.


At the start of the genocide in Bosnia in 1992, I was 12 years old. I spent the next 3 years under siege and constant shelling until the end of the war in 1995. The experience of the war and its aftermath affected me so deeply that I decided to make it my mission to help my country recover from the legacies of war in any way that I could.” (Gareth Davies interview, May 27, 2015; photo Wikipedia)