The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, is hosting a pop-up exhibition to underline the necessity of having the voices of children affected by war heard.
She will inaugurate it on Monday 20 June at 5pm with PACE President, Tiny Kox, in presence of President and Founder of the War Childhood Museum, Jasminko Halilović, and their Ukraine project manager, Svitlana Osipchuk.
LISTEN by the War Childhood Museum presents personal belongings and stories of children from Ukraine, but also Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo*, as well as experiences of child refugees from Afghanistan and Syria. “By recognizing the multilayered consequences of conflicts, we can better understand our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children”, says the Commissioner.
The pop-up exhibition LISTEN is presented during PACE summer session from 20 to 24 June 2022 in the lobby of the Hemicycle in the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg. It’s available in English and French.
The War Childhood Museum – the world’s only museum focused exclusively on childhoods affected by armed conflict – opened its doors in 2017 in Sarajevo. The WCM’s collection today features over 5,000 objects from 16 armed conflicts. With offices in Sarajevo, Kyiv, the Hague, and New York City, and activities centering on research, exhibition, and education implemented in other countries, the WCM is gradually becoming an international platform for all whose childhood has been affected by war. In 2018, the War Childhood Museum received The Council of Europe Museum Prize under the European Museum of the Year Scheme.