The Association Bosnian Family (BOSFAM) is a non-governmental organization based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovia, founded in 1994 during the war of the former Yugoslavia. BOSFAM's work is guided by the principles of humaneness, impartiality, independence and voluntarism. Our goal is to help war-affected women cope with their trauma through pyscho-social, community, and economic means of support.

The name Bosnian Family was formed when the families of Bosnian women were torn. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, family means a place of belonging, safety, loyalty, trust, and pride within the unique and colorful culture.

After years of war, displacement, and genocide, many women lost their families and face a monumental task in rebuilding.

At BOSFAM, women have the chance to regain family. They socialize and work together no matter their age, religion, nationality, education, and refugee status. They are simply the women of Bosnia, brought together by their strength and compassion. Read more
Social Support
In its Centre, Bosfam provides place for association, information sharing and education of women, and its Centre is a place where women are always welcome.
Economic Support
The Handicraft Project was initiated as a war-time project of occupational therapy. It has grown into a project of economic support for women who want to earn their daily bread through production of beautiful hand-made items.
Tradition Against Oblivion
Hard-working women of BOSFAM wanted to do something to preserve the memory of their loved ones who were the victims of bestialities of the war, and specifically the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. And again - with the help of tradition and handicraft...