Legal Recognition of Children Born of War: A Long-Awaited Step Forward


For a long time, BiH has been silent on the issues of children born of war and their mothers, survivors of wartime rape. Rape victims and their children typically cope alone, without additional support, with the devastating consequences of wartime rape, including psychological, physical, economic, and social problems. After years of neglect, the Brčko District of BiH made the first historic step of legally recognizing the existence of children born of war in July 2022, thanks to the advocacy efforts of TRIAL International and the Association “Forgotten Children of War”. This step was mostly symbolic because the children, aside from the status of civilian victims of war, have not been granted any special rights under the Law, such as priority in receiving education or scholarships. Read more here.
Source: EU Monitoring BiH


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