“There are no women in the working groups for constitutional reform”

The Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” conveys an interview with activist of CURE Foundation, Jadranka Miličević, who speaks about exclusion of women from the constitutional and peace processes, and inadequate representation of women in political life, as well as the motives for launching the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”. “Women in politics are…

Valery Perry: The best way to improve the position and rights of women would be by having a more effective, responsive and functional constitution

Valery Perry has worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the late 1990s, conducting research and working for organizations including the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR), the European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) and several NGOs. She worked at the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo from 2004 – 2011, as Deputy Director of the…

“We should rely more on citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina”

Association FORMA F is a local organization that supports BiH woman in (re) integrating into family life and the community in order to successfully and equally participate in economic, public and political life of their local community.  We talked to Milenka Sinanović, a member of Forma F and one of members of Initiative Women citizens…

“High politics run by men”

Women’s Association “Duvanjke” is a non-governmental, non-partisan, multi-national organization that has been active for 15 years in the field of women’s rights and economic empowerment of women in the area of ​​Tomislavgrad. They have joined the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” because the operating principles of the Initiative coincide with their mission of improving…

Required gender equality in the Constitution of BiH

Foundation “United Women” Banja Luka is one of the initiators of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform”. Through joint actions and campaigns with other women’s organizations, they concluded that the Constitution except national origin and orientation does not recognize women as equal citizens of society. They pointed out that the Constitution does not contain…

Gender principles to be installed in the constitution

Armina Begić finished elementary and high school in Bihać. She has BA and MA in Criminology at the Faculty of Criminology and Security Studies, University of Sarajevo. She won the silver badge of University of Sarajevo. Armina joined the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Reform” because she wanted to participate, contribute and support all the…

The women at the bottom on candidates’ lists

Association of Roma Women (ARW) “Better Future” from Tuzla is the first Roma women’s organization on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, existing from 2001. Through various advocacy, socio-economic and human rights programs it contributes to improving the living conditions of Roma in the whole BiH. They have joined the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional…

Unacceptable absence of gender equality

Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to empower the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people and women by strengthening community and building movement. SOC also publicly promotes the human rights of LGBT people and women and advocates the improvement of legislation and better policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina…

Zana Alpeza: The constitutional issue is important to all Bh. Women!

One member of the Initiative “Women Citizens for Constitutional Changes” is a newly formed association “Right Way” active in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Association operates on the principles of freedom, access, voluntary, multi-ethnicity in the field of human rights and freedoms, with a particular focus on gender equality, empowerment of women and persons with disabilities,…