Tag: women’s rights

8th of March for the repeaters and for those who congradulate

Instead of empty greeting and unnecessary praising of the qualities possessed by more than 50% of society, mark the 8th of March by proposing laws, policies, acts and mechanisms to achieve real equality and respect for women’s human rights. If you do not know how to do so, contact the nearest civil society organizations.

Overview of the rights of mothers in BiH: What are the differences between the cantons?

A recent debate in the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the amendment to the Federation budget according to which the funds for salary increase of 4.5% in the public administration would be redirected to the cantons for co-financing fees for maternity and pregnant women, has actualized the never-resolved issue of maternity rights in BiH

Program of Sarajevo Open Centre for the 8 March 2018 – International Women’s Day

Sarajevo Open Centre, as a feminist organisation that advocates full respect of human rights and social inclusion of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex) persons and women, organises a series of activities that will mark this significant day and that will draw attention of the public to the burning issues that regard gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Book promotion for ”Women Leaders Close-Up”

In the Music Pavilion of Staklenac in Banja Luka on December 1st, Sarajevo Open Centre organized the promotion of  book  “Women leaders close-up” written by  Jelena Milinović. The promotion was moderated by journalist and literary critic Djordje Krajisnik, and the excerpts from the review of the book ”Women leaders close-up” were read by an actress … Continued

Gender quotas in Europe – usage and effect of gender quotas in European countries

“The full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields.”

What the United Nations concluded in the preamble of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in 1979 provides a basis for advocating gender equality, especially in terms of education, economic and political empowerment. Unfortunately, women still face a number of obstacles in dominantly male societies in Europe and around the whole world. So, how to eliminate structural discrimination and open doors for women to work outside of their perceived expectations?

Call for participation at the Equality Academy in 2017.

Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Sarajevo Open Centre Public call For application to the Equality Academy 2017 Deadline for application is 31st March  2017. After successful realization of the Equality Academy in 2015. and 2016., Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Sarajevo Open Centre are proud to announce a public call for participation on the third generation of … Continued

Program of Sarajevo Open Centre for the 8 March 2017 – International Women’s Day

Sarajevo Open Centre, as a feminist organisation that advocates full respect of human rights and social inclusion of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex) persons and women, organises a series of activities that will mark this significant day and that will draw attention of the public to the burning issues that regard gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Orange Report 2016: HUMAN TRAFFICKING

BiH is a country of origin, destination and transit for women, children and men who are victims of human trafficking. The poor socio-economic situation helps proliferation of trafficking-related crimes, but the Report on Human Trafficking in 2015 by the US also cites corruption within police structures as a contributing factor.[1] When we speak of norms, … Continued

The Orange Report 2016: CONFLICT RELATED SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Changes to the Criminal Law BiH In May 2015 the Parliamentary Assembly BiH adopted the Changes and Amendments to the Criminal law of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[i] which finally harmonized the definition of rape and other forms of sexual violence committed as war crimes against the civilian population or crimes against humanity, with international standards and … Continued