It is only too clear why women Bosnian in origin have hang-ups when it comes to dating or becoming involved with a man on any level. The utter horror and violence women were forced to deal with is scar that will not heal anytime soon. The reports of rape camps are such a cruel and grotesque notion that most of us, in the free countries that is, cannot fathom the effects something like this sick method of controlling and degrading women has on women Bosnian in origin.
Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be part of the Bosnian singles crowd and especially with men of Bosnian descent as although they may understand the effects on women Bosnian better than an outsider, they are also a reminder of the terror to the women. Looking into the face of and considering dating someone who witnessed such an ugly piece of your countries history may not be the most enjoyable choice for Bosnian singles when it comes to finding a mate.
How women Bosnian in origin can ever forget the complete horror of being trapped at the epicenter of ethnic rivalries and hatred is unthinkable. The deep seeded hate manifested itself and was primarily played out on the bodies of Bosnian women. Ethnic cleansing was the aim of these hate groups; Yugoslavia fighting with Bosnians, Bosnian Muslins, Serbs and Croats all fought each other while trying to figure out whose identity was tied to the dissolving Yugoslavia and whose was going to be empowered once the fighting was over.
The methods of war effecting women Bosnian in origin more than any others included, campaigns of rape with the purpose of impregnating the women with the seed of the enemy. Sexual torture, enslavement, murder and genocide were all part of the ethnic cleansing efforts during the 1990s. Do not underestimate the effects of war on Bosnian men as tens of thousands of them were killed while their mothers, sisters and daughters were being raped, tortured and held captive for years on end.
The International Committee of the Red Cross collected testimonials by women on the impact the war had on lives of women Bosnian in origin to share the horror of the sexual violence suffered for years by these women. The impact of these atrocities were so great that international attention was drawn to the situation and it was determined that men committing crimes of sexual violence during times of war should be tried and held accountable, we needed to do more as a world to protect women during times of war. Fortunately, that is one good outcome of the situation, there are not many others.
This is why it is important to understand the significant impact the awful situation had on Bosnian women and how it effects dating in general for Bosnian singles. Most Bosnian singles have suffered so much hardship and pain that it cannot be forgotten. The choice then becomes one of whether they want to share their lives and experiences with someone who understands it or would they rather be with someone who cannot possibly share the utter terror with them so that they do not have to relive it all of the time. It is also a reality that many Bosnians face their enemies now that the war is over, if they remain in the country.