On October 30, 2019, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations marked the tenth anniversary of the mandate and adoption of UNSCR 1888 “Protection of Women and Girls from Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict”, which raised the issue sexual violence in conflicts.
The establishment of this mandate is dedicated to prevention and dealing with sexual violence in conflicts, which is recognized as a threat to the sustainability of peace in the world. The field of action of this mandate includes issues of collective awareness and encouraging the international community in terms of solving the issue of rape in war zones, but also solving the problem of social stigmatization faced by survivors.
The Forgotten Children of War Association received an invitation to participate in order to raise the issue of children who were born as a result of war at this great event. On that occasion, Association members Alen Muhić and Nadia Delić Klevstad gave a speech.
Currently, this Association is the only Association in the world that deals with the social and legal visibility of children born of war, and with its actions, it raised this issue at the international level, which has written the first pages of history. With its movement, the Forgotten Children of War Association made Bosnia and Herzegovina the first country in the world to take systematic and social steps in the social and legal acceptance of this category.