GYC Village

blog posts from GYC's participants, alumni, & staff

The Art of Reconciliation

By Yumna Mohamed (South Africa) It’s been a long, convoluted road that led me to who I am now; a former journalist trying to make it as a stand-up comedian. … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Countdown to Justice

By Pinar Cil Reflections on the role of the ICTY, now nearing the end of its mandate “The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Country Still At War

By Ammar Zeljković My parents never told me about the war, but still I knew that it had happened. The people with whom I grew up, their parents talked about … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can one compare Bosnia and Lebanon?

By Emily Walter ‘One morning we were drinking coffee and eating baklava with our neighbours. That same afternoon we were fleeing our homes, frantically gathering any valuable possessions and running … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarajevo: A Paradox Embodied

By Pembroke King While in Sarajevo, I was speaking with a fellow GYC delegate about the analogy of a city to a human body. Metropolitan areas are often seen as … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

In separateness, a quiet anger grows

By Yumna Mohamed I come from an angry country. Like many of my fellow South Africans, this anger surprised me when it started to surface in the past five years … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

GYC’s Impact in Bosnia-Herzegovina?

Interview with Rasim Ibrahimagić of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH   How has the cooperation with GYC contributed to Youth Initiative for Human Rights mission?   When it … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do you want to stay or to survive?

By Aurelie Servalie (GYC Bosnia Delegate from France, July 2014) After 5 hours journey, we finally arrived in Srebrenica. Miki took us to the heart of the city, upright near … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

And they should get more!

By Maja Pecanac (GYC Rwanda and NYC Alumna from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Program Assistant July 2014 in Bosnia) When I was writing the political update for the GYC Bosnia Report from July … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment


By Sierra Kraft (GYC Bosnia Delegate from NYC, July 2014) As we walked the 30 minutes under a hot sun to the Reflection-Sejkovaca Identification Center in Sanski Most, I was trying … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflecting on Srebrenica

By Aviva Silburt  The air was cool on that somber afternoon, and I felt a tense energy in the crowd around me as we waited for the men to carry … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Memorable Moments (Bosnia July 2014)

UN in Sarajevo By Cameron Macaskill Our last week in Sarajevo could not possibly have started out on a more energetic note that our morning meeting on July 14th with … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Wind of Spirituality

By Aurelie Servalie (GYC Bosnia Delegate from France, July 2014) Being a Muslim Bosniak is considered as an ethnic identity here in Bosnia, but it can also refer to the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

An American in Sanski Most

By Melanie Dominski I first came to Bosnia in the summer of 2010 as a delegate with Global Youth Connect. I was in the middle of completing a two-year Master’s … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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