Civil Society Organization

Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Thematic Area
Families / The Search Process
Enforced Disappearance / Family Needs / Human Rights / Protecting/Restoring Family Links
City of operation
Country of operation
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region of operation
Europe and Central Asia
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Association "Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves" (The Association, from this point on), established in 1996 with an office in Sarajevo and a center in Srebrenica, is a non-governmental and non-profit organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The mission of the Association is to gather survivors and family members of the victims who have disappeared or been killed in Srebrenica and Žepa during the fall of the UN "Safe haven" in 1995. The Association works with members in most of the cantons in the Federation of BiH (Sarajevo, Zenica-Doboj, Tuzla), in the smaller BiH entity, Republika Srpska, as well as the Diaspora.

The main reason for the establishment of the Association was due to the desire and needs of the mothers to directly participate in finding out about the fate of those that have disappeared in July of 1995; as well as those that have disappeared in the period between 1992 and 1995 in the regions of Srebrenica, Žepa, Han Pijesak, Rogatica,Vlasenica, Bratunac, Zvornik, Sokolac, Višegrad and Foča. Over the time, the Association’s mission has evolved to include a number of other activities, ranging from their participation in the process of postmortem exhumation, the identification process and burial of victims; to dealing with economic, social, and health issues, as well as education of children of its members.

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