MCLL hosts survivor of the Bosnian genocide

MCLL presents Bakira Hasečić

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures presents Bakira Hasečić, a survivor of the Bosnian genocide survivor and president of the Association of Women Victims of War.

Two short documentary screenings — “Mission Rape: A Tool of War” and “One Woman Army” — will be followed by Q&A with Hasečić. This event will take place from 4-5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, in Room 103 of the Peters Business Building.

Originally from Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hasečić is a survivor of rape and the Bosnian genocide (1992-1995) survivor. Hasečić is one of the most prominent human rights activists in Bosnia, working with organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

As president of the Association of Women Victims of War (Udruzenje Žene-Žrtve Rata),Hasečić campaigns for the rights of women who were the victims of wartime rape. Her work has provided key testimony in rape and sexual abuse trials and has helped obtain justice, as well as financial and psychological aid for many of its thousand-plus members.

INFO: Dr. Amila Becirbegovic (abecirbegovic@mail.fresnostate.edu) or Lejla Trcic (ltricic@mail.fresnostate.edu).

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