managed by G. Mueller (Communication)
The German Women's Organisation SEKA Hamburg e.V. supports and mainly funds the women's peace project SEKA in East Bosnia.
SEKA is a Center for therapy, education and recreation. After 10 years of work on the Adriatic Island of Brač the project moved to the town of Gorazde in Bosnia and Herzegowina in September 2007.
Even 16 years after the end of war through the Dayton-agreement the population in Bosnia and Herzegowina still suffer from the psychological and social consequences of war.
The population of the town of Gorazde is severely war traumatized - people suffered from almost four years lasting siege, shelling, and hunger.
Since September 2007 project SEKA offers (trauma)therapeutic and psycho-educative help for women and children in individual and group work.
Every summer the project organizes therapeutic recreation at the seaside for traumatized women and children.
For professional psycho-social helpers from the whole region SEKA organizes trainings and supervision to support them in their work with traumatised people.
SEKA furthers the mutual contact and communication between members of the different "entities" (population groups) and helps through various activities to develop a "culture of dialogue" between Bosniacs, Serbs and Croats.
In group work with children and youngsters focussed on specific topics SEKA offers them a safe space, where they can share and overcome painful experiences, regain confidence in themselves and towards others, find solutions for actual problems and develop new perspectives of life.
Besides the activities for women and children SEKA organizes - together with organizations of war veterans - psychological and psychosocial support for war traumatized veterans in Gorazde.
More information about project SEKA and SEKA Hamburg e.V. you find at www.seka-hh.de
Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde,
mit Ihrer Hilfe koennten wir weitere Bedarfe fuer die therapeutische Arbeit mit Frauen und Kindern erfuellen. Dafuer danken wir Ihnene allen von Herzen! Wir werden die Mittel, wie beschrieben fuer die therapeutische Gruppen- und Einzelarbeit mit traumatisierten Frauen und die Gruppenarbeit mit Kindern verwenden.