Even though women represent more than the half of BiH population, women rights are still threaten as a minority group issue. Women are facing discrimination and violence in their family surrounding; they are exposed to discriminatory treatments in labour relations and have only limited access to political life and decision-making processes. Intersectional discrimination is a visible problem.

Sarajevo Open Centre will focus on the following measures in order to improve the position of women in BiH society:

– we will organize and support political empowerment and political education activities, with the aim to increase the participation of women in BiH political system;

– we will contribute to the international advocacy (EU Progress Report, CEDAW Committee, UN Universal Periodic Review) processes;

– we will initiate common actions and contribute to existing one, that aim to advocate for women rights and to raise public awareness;

– we will educate on the importance of gender equality and protection of women’s rights.

Activities of Sarajevo Open Centre’s Women’s Rights Program in 2018: We demand minimum 40% of women in Governments Sarajevo Open Centre demands minimum 40% of women ministers in the Canton Sarajevo Government Media about General Election 2018 A step towards real gender equality in Sarajevo Canton European Commission Report: BiH is stagnating in the area of women’s rights and LGBTI rights The Draft Law on Infertility Treatment with Bio-Medically Assisted Fertilization in the Federation BiH established: improvements needed BiH, a year and a half after adopting the Law on Sports, still has not formed the Sports Council Amendments to the BiH institutions’ Labor Law submitted CAMPAIGN: Recognize Sexual Harassment! Gender Sensitive Language in the Parliament of the Federation of BiH On the occasion of 8 of March, in the Parliament of Federation of BiH on Better Protection of Motherhood, Fatherhood and Parenthood in the Context of the FBiH Labour Law and EU Integration If we continue at this pace and intensity, by 2060 we could have a minimum of 40% of women in local authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina