When even the language is ruled by men

In Banja Luka, and in the RS in general, you will not officially meet a woman that is a doctor, engineer, journalist, and especially professor or a director because, here, even the language is ruled by men. Gender equality exam. It seems that Banja Luka fell on the first entrance exam on gender equality, namely…

Health care in BiH

For the past two decades, consciously or unconsciously, we are surrounded by various health care related issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina: starting from the problem of the administrative nature regarding the right to health care, insufficient information of citizens in the sphere of that same rights to treatment and healing, to the inability to have…

The Initiative presented its work to Equal Opportunities Committee of NARS

At the invitation of the president of the Equal Opportunities Committee of the National Assembly of Republic of Srpska, members of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” attended the XVIII Regular Meeting of this Committee on April 24, 2017. The session was attended by the Ombudsman Jasminka Džumhur, Ljubinko Mitrović, Human Rights Ombudsman of…

Meeting of the Initiative with Jasna Duraković-Hadžiomerović

At a meeting held today, April 24, 2017 with Jasna Duraković-Hadžiomerović, President of the Gender Equality Commission of the HRP FBiH, representatives of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” presented the Initiative, Platform and priorities. Having in mind our interviewee’s extraordinary efforts to improve the women’s rights, the experiences in areas where the Initiative…

How effective are gender quotas in European countries?

“We are convinced that 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 has been concluded by the United Nations in the preamble to the Convention on the Elimination of All…

Women again excluded from the constitutional negotiations!

The Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” considers extremely important to recognize the importance of constitutional reform which is gradually recognized by cantonal levels of the government, but expresses its concern regarding invisibility of women in these processes. In particular, we express our concern that reform is focused on jurisdiction between the municipalities, Canton and…

Is gender equality ignored when nominating for certain functions?

That the current Constitution of BiH is the brake for advancement of women in political life when it comes to positions where “the greatest” political decision are made, also have been noticed by women representatives of political parties who initiated amendments to the Constitution at the cantonal level. The Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”…

The Initiative presented in Bosanski Petrovac

Member of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”, and Organization “Voice of Woman” from Bihać held today, April 7, 2017 at 10 am, street action in the municipality of Bosanski Petrovac. The aim for conducting the street action was to meet citizens with the activities of the Initiative as well as to point to…

Activist Snežana Zorić: Women in Politics

How women supposed to participate equally in the process of constitutional reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina when the political decision-makers are mostly men!? Policy-makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina are mostly men. Quotas introduced in 1997 obliged political parties to put at least 30% of women on electoral list but it is only a small step.…

Held meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Initiative

The first meeting of the new session of the Coordination Committee of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” was held yesterday, March 30, 2017 at Balkan Lake in Mrkonjić Grad. Members of the Coordination Committee have analyzed previous activities and fulfilled strategic goals envisaged by the Strategic Plan for 2015-2017 year, and suggested activities…