Dissemination Conference and film screening to be held at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva on Wednesday 23 November!!

The event is to mark the end of a two year RRPP  project  Engendering forced migration, socio-political transition and mental health in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. We will also be screening a film based on the research in Bosnia and sharing findings from a follow up project on current displacement in the Balkans corridor. 


Warm welcome!


Foundation for Women's Empowerment BiH and Centre for Social Policy Research, Middlesex University




Engendering Forced Migration in the Western Balkans - then and now


Wednesday 23 November 2016

10.00 - 17.00


Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge 

                                                             Room Henri Dunant                                   

Av. de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland


How do the experiences of war and forced migration affect the mental health and well-being of the displaced? Drawing upon the findings of a two year project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation on the experiences of displaced women in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo, this conference assesses their eventual integration.  It concludes by asking how past experiences of displacement inform contemporary efforts aimed at protecting Syrian and other refugees in the Western Balkans corridor today. 




Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford

Professor Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University

Professor Brad Blitz, Middlesex University

Dr. Selma Porobić, Foundation for Women’s Empowerment, Bosnia

Film Premiere - ‘Transforming War Shattered Lives’ with Daniel Hitchens Samson, Director followed by Q & A.



This specially commissioned film includes first-hand and heart-felt accounts from Bosnian women who were forced to flee their homes but are now rebuilding their lives after 20 years of displacement.  It shows how some have found a way to move beyond the trauma of war to transform their lives, offering positive insights for the future of today’s displaced.



Contact - Selma Porobić (Project Coordinator) +387 62272427 and Brad Blitz (Project Mentor) +44 7754881260




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