Forced Migration Review on ‘Dayton +20: Bosnia and Herzegovina Twenty Years on from the Dayton Peace Agreement’
This month, the magazine Forced Migration Review (FMR), focuses on the consequences of 1992-95 conflict in the the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). In the magazine, on page 34, you will find the article: “If women are left out of peace talks,” written by Gorana Mlinarević, Nela Porobić Isaković from our initiative Women Organising for Change in Bosnia and Syria and Madeleine Rees, WILPF Secretary General.
Twenty years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the consequences of conflict – including the long-term effects of displacement – are still being felt in the Western Balkans. FMR 50 examines the case of people who were displaced from and within Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result of the 1992-95 war, and reflects on the lessons that may be drawn from the successes and failures of the Agreement. These lessons have resonance for current crises – such as in Syria or Ukraine – and merit attention.
FMR 50 includes 20 articles on ‘Dayton +20’, plus five ‘general’ articles on: safe shelters for survivors of SGBV, inconsistencies in asylum appeal adjudication in the UK, assisted voluntary return of young Afghans, refugees’ perspectives on successful resettlement in the US, and the fragmentation of the ‘protection landscape’.
Additionally it includes an article written by Gorana Mlinarević, Nela Porobić Isaković and Madeleine Rees entitled, ‘If women are left out of peace talks.’ In the article, they argue “The exclusion of women from the process of making peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina has diminished the prospects for sustainable peace. When will we learn that no peace can be sustainable and just without the active and meaningful participation of women?”
You can access the article directly here: http://www.fmreview.org/mlinarevic-isakovic-rees
The issue will be available in print in English, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic) and Arabic. These four editions plus Spanish and French editions will also be available online. FMR is free of charge in print and online. For print copies please email fmr (a) qeh.ox.ac.uk, specifiying how many copies you need, in which language/s, and providing a full postal address.
– See more at: www.fmreview.org/dayton20
About Forced Migration Review
Forced Migration Review (FMR) is the most widely read publication on forced migration – available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, and free of charge in print and online. It is published by the Refugee Studies Centre in the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Through FMR, authors from around the world analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; debate policies and programmes; share research findings; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action.