Višnja Marilović

Višnja Marilović was born in 1970 in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She is a single mother with two children. She worked for many years in the business offices of the Skenderija Center and is now head of the Bosnian Whistleblowers' Association.

The Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award is being given to Višnja Marilović of Sarajevo, because, fully cognizant of the risk she was undertaking, she demonstrated civil courage by the following:

  • She reported a series of irregularities in the business practices of the Skenderija Center where she worked, including corruption in the highest positions of the company.
  • She was fired because of this and was faced with a series of unpleasant situations including death threats for her and her children.
  • For a time she had police protection because of the threats.
  • She has remained true to her cause. After she was fired from her job, she took up the fight for legal protection of people such as herself as head of the Bosnian Whistleblowers' Association.

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