Ines TanovicMilitant | Bosnia and Herzegovina Speaker
Born in Mostar, Bosnia, as the child of a mixed marriage – her dad is Bosnian, her mother Croatian – Ines grew up in a country ravaged by war. When she was just 9 years-old, she was hit by a shell. It took two years before she could walk again and her body is still held together by metal, a constant reminder of a childhood scarred by con ict. Nowadays she lives in Sarajevo, where she plays an active role in the civil society, promoting the reconstruction of her country. She was a key organiser of the “plenums”, a series of citizen gatherings held in the spring of 2014. In 2015, together with a group of citizens, she launched the ‘I Am The Museum’ initiative that saw the reopening of the National Museum. She often travels to Greece, and helps migrants in their journeys along the so-called ‘Balkan route’.