Advocacy

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.

The decision of the HJPC discriminates women and is not in line with the Constitution of BiH Steps towards equal political participation of women and men Conclusions from the working meeting of the Women Parliamentarians FBiH and the representatives of the Civil Society Organizations INTRODUCE A 50% GENDER QUOTA FOR THE ELECTIONS 40% of Women in the Council of Ministers of BiH MUNICIPALITY CENTRE WILL DEVELOP A LOCAL GENDER ACTION PLAN KLIX.ba – Devastating statistics about women’s participation in BIH authorities Bosnia Daily: Dalila Mirović: Women’s Representation in the Government Is Insufficient Gender equality and political participation: The genuine reform process has begun SOC.ba interview: Dalila Mirović: Women’s representation in the executive and legislative bodies in BiH can not be considered satisfactory Initiative for the harmonization of the Law on Local Self-Government of Bosnian-Podrinje Canton with Gender Equality Law BiH Bosnia Daily: Gender Equality Legislation and Institutional Mechanisms Alone Are Not Enough