Amnesty International Magazine | Creating Hope: Bosnia Ten Years Later

Two summers ago, irma Vatric, a young Muslim survivor of the Bosnian conflicy, learned that her participation in a youth program would involve working alongside Serb teens to organize a field trip for orphans. She agreed to go but said she would not speak to the youth team leaders from "the other side."

"She ended up in a conversation with a Serb girl who had spend many years during the war in a basement, just as she had," said Kate Chumley, Bosnia Projects Co-Director for the Children's Movement for Creative Education (CMCE), based in New York City. "It was an emotional moment, and both felt like [reconciliation] is possible."

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