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…

Presentation of the Initiative in Bosanska Krupa

Yesterday, on March 27, 2017, members of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”, and the organization Voice of Women from Bihać held street action in the municipality of Bosanska Krupa at 10 am where they presented the Initiative and the Platform of Women of Priorities for constitutional reform with the amendments to the BH…

Promotion of the Initiative in Teslić

Yesterday, on March 27, 2017, the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” met the citizens of Teslić with the work and priorities for which it stands for. In conversation, we pointed out that the current BH Constitution does not entitle citizens to give their proposals and solutions for upgrading Constitution which would make it democratic…

WOMEN IN BIH ARE NOT ADEQUATELY REPRESENTED

Jadranka Miličević, co-founder and director of CURE Foundation from Sarajevo: “We were not allowed to participate in the peace processes, we are not in the accession negotiations, we are not in working groups for constitutional changes (so we launched the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”). Bosnia and Herzegovina is a very traditional country, with…

Sovereignty – people – government: Who holds the power?

Without a corresponding legislation of gender equality the usage of gender sensitive language in the constitution cannot be much more than a signal or a political appeal. Still, I admit that a small signal like this can be valuable. Interview: Prof. Dr. iur. Thomas Simon Prof.Dr.iur. Thomas Simon is Chair of Institute for European Law…

Middle name of women in labor is discrimination!

All for one! The same for all! Symbolically, on the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017 the Initiative #Gradjankezaustavnepromjene, Association Women to Women held a debate on maternity benefits in the Federation of BiH. The purpose of parliamentary debate was to present the current solutions in the federal regulations for women in labor and argue…

Gender-sensitive language compulsory in Parliament of Federation of BiH

At the 19th regular session of the HRP of FBiH held on March 14, 2017 with 70 votes FOR was adopted the initiative for use of gender-sensitive language in the Parliament of Federation of BiH, which suggested Jasna Duraković Hadžiomerović on behalf of the Commission for Gender Equality of HRPFBiH! The initiative, among other things,…

Women’s Day marches in Sarajevo and Banja Luka

”I have my attitude”, “State and God far from ovary of mine”, “No woman invisible”, “We are not born only to give birth”, “The future is feminine”, “Public space to citizens and women citizens”, “I do not want flowers, I want a job“… are just some of the slogans from this year Women’s Day marches…