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.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 Federation BiH and Brčko District to eliminate discrimination of women miners from their labor laws GENDER-SENSITIVE LANGUAGE TO BE USED ON UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS FACING THE REALITY – POLITICAL PARTIES ARE MISOGYNISTIC! The Amendments on the Law on Council of Ministers of BiH have been adopted Press release: Gender Equality and 50% Gender Quota on hold! Street action EQUALITY NOW! was held Through Cooperation to Gender Equality in Canton Sarajevo 50% of women on electoral lists? Marking the 8th of March in the Parliament of the Federation of BiH Do not abolish existing Gender Quota in the Electoral Law, increase it to 50% NGOs are demanding the Institution of the Ombudsman investigates the systematic violations of the Law on Combating Domestic Violence in the Federation of BiH