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Call for Proposals: CEDAW and Istanbul Convention monitoring and legal policy review (Only for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs)/ women's CSO networks and platforms, organizations representing minority women, women with disability and/or other disadvantaged groups of women to submit proposals to collect data on gender stereotypes and public perceptions of gender roles and attitudes towards violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on areas such as monitoring of and reporting on the implementation of international instruments (CEDAW, Istanbul Convention), improvement of the legislative and policy environment in line with international standards and advocacy towards revision of laws and policies for protection of survivors, with a focus on women belonging to marginalized groups. More

Call for Proposals: Baseline and end-line study on attitudes and perceptions (Only for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and women's CSO networks and platforms to submit proposals to collect data on gender stereotypes and public perceptions of gender roles and attitudes towards violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds". The Programme aims at ending gender based discrimination and violence against women, with a particular focus on the most disadvantaged groups of women, in the Western Balkans and Turkey. More

Call for Proposals: Access to quality services (Only for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs)/ women's CSO networks and platforms, organizations representing minority women, women with disability and/or other disadvantaged groups of women to submit proposals to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on areas such as availability and quality of service provision for women and girls subject to violence against women, with a focus on women belonging to marginalized groups, under the Programme "Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds". More

Call for Proposals: Innovative Prevention Initiatives (Only for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs)/ women's CSO networks and platforms, organizations representing minority women, women with disability and/or other disadvantaged groups of women to submit proposals to contribute to ending violence against women focusing on areas such as promotion of favorable social norms fostering gender equality, prevention of gender based violence and discrimination and innovative approaches to challenging gender stereotypes, with a focus on women belonging to marginalized groups, under the Programme "Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds". More

From Where I Stand: “Nature has healed me”

Monday, August 7, 2017

Adila Suljević, 52, is a farmer and the director of NGO “Suze” in Brčko. Her NGO provides a support network for women survivors of wartime sexual violence and offers them a chance to talk freely about their trauma. Adila expanded her agricultural business after receiving trainings from UN Women and UNDP as part of the joint programme 'Seeking Care, Support and Justice for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina,' financed by the Governments of United Kingdom, Canada and UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. More

Press Release: UN Women and the European Union launch a new initiative to focus on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, July 10, 2017

UN Women and the EU will aim to reform policies in line with international standards, transfrom dicriminatory social norms and empower women and girls subjected to violence. More

Press Release: European Union and UN Women launch new initiative to focus on ending violence against women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, May 29, 2017

European Union and UN Women organized a high-level workshop on 29 May to launch the country-level component of the regional programme, "Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds.” More

Call for Proposals: Assessment of Advocacy Initiatives and Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women’s studies and research centres promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to conduct an Assessment of Advocacy and Social Norms Change Initiatives as well as Tools for Changing Gender Discriminatory Social Norms and Attitudes to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending Discrimination and Violence against Women: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” funded by European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations

Monday, May 22, 2017

UN Women invites women civil society organizations (CSOs) and networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to support the establishment and strengthening of regional platforms of civil society organizations to advocate for the development and implementation of laws and policies in line with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention, under the Programme ¨Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing norms, changing minds¨ funded by European Union. More

Call for Proposals: Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in Western Balkans and Turkey

Monday, May 22, 2017

UN Women, T invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women’s rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme “Ending violence against women and girls: UN Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, invites women civil society organizations (CSOs), women CSOs networks and platforms promoting women's rights and gender equality to submit proposals to hold a Regional Forum for the Promotion and Monitoring Progress of the Implementation of Istanbul Convention in the Western Balkans and Turkey - to contribute to the implementation of the Programme 'Ending violence against women and girls: Implementing Norms, Changing Minds'funded by the European Union. More

Bosnian media should stop exploiting violence against women, report urges

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Calling for more responsible reporting, UN Women-supported report urges media in Bosnia and Herzegovina to urgently change focus on sensational coverage of gender-based and domestic violence. More

“Turn off violence against women” campaign has national impact

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina ran a “turn off” violence against women campaign as part of its 16 Days of Activism. Through a symbolic “turn off” button, the campaign reached high schools, sports clubs and even bars across the country. More

Coverage: UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and UN Women Programme Division Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, October 24, 2016

UN Women Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey Ingibjorg Gisladottir and UN Women Programme Division Director Maria Noel Vaeza visited Bosnia and Herzegovina from 11-13 October to join a UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women Knowledge Exchange event in Sarajevo They met with representatives from the BiH government, civil society organizations and partners to discuss issues such as aligning BiH’s gender agenda with the Sustainable Development Goals, and visited and received feedback from UN Women beneficiaries. More

From where I stand: Nada Marković

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nada Marković is a human rights activist from Bosnia and Herzegovina and works with with the organization “Maja Kravica“ that seeks to empower women from rural communities. More

Sarajevo conference examines the role of men and boys in ending violence against women

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Changing destructive ideals of masculinity and getting men and boys to hold their peers accountable said to be key to ending gender-based violence. More

Bosnian conflict-related sexual violence survivors learn business skills

Friday, September 30, 2016

A UN Women initiative provides survivors with psycho-social support and helps them develop the tools and skills necessary to secure their financial stability – and reintegrate into their communities. More

Civil society calls for wartime sexual violence survivors' participation in reparations and justice

Monday, June 20, 2016

South East European launch of Secretary General's Guidance Note on reparations for conflict-related sexual violence in Sarajevo sees Balkan women’s groups echo calls for comprehensive reparations programmes. More

Bosnian girls hone IT skills at web coding camp

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, young women learn how to code and programme their way to future careers in IT and science, thanks to IT Girls, a UN Women-supported joint UN initiative. More

International Women's Day in Europe and Central Asia

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On and around 8 March 2016, countries across the Europe and Central Asia region will join the global call for a Planet 50-50 by 2030. In honour of International Women’s Day, UN Women is organizing a series of diverse, high-profile events in the region, where ordinary citizens, government officials, activists, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.” More

UN Women and EUFOR promote gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, UN Women and the EUFOR Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina released two videos to promote gender equality in the armed forces and in the society at large. More

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