Orange Report 6: Report on the State of Human Rights of Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020

Since the last report that covered the three-year period from 2016 to 2019, the changes that have taken place have not significantly affected the improvement of the quality of life of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the fields and areas covered within this report. Quite the opposite happened: at the end of 2019, the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected all aspects of human life, first of all health, and the economy, education, and politics. In this sort of situation, women bore a specific burden. Areas in which the majority of the workforce is made up of women have been directly affected by the crisis, women who are victims of domestic violence fell under the additional control of the perpetrators, access to certain medical and health services was further aggravated, and working mothers have, among other things, had to deal with the challenges of transitioning to online schooling, trying not to neglect their own business along the way.

The structure of the 2020 Report follows the continuity of past reporting and monitoring against the changes that have taken place. However, given the fact that 2020 was marked by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Orange Report is primarily thematically oriented to its effects in the four areas: socio-economic rights, sexual and reproductive health, political life and decision-making, and gender-based violence against women and domestic violence.

Authors: Delila Hasanbegović, Amina Dizdar

Publication in English language: Orange Report 2020

Publication in BCS language: Narandžasti izvještaj za 2020. godinu