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

29 May 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

24 May 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

22 May 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 six Western Balkan countries and Turkey

22 May 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 six Western Balkan countries 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 six Western Balkan countries 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

11 May 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

12 December 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

24 October 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

18 October 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

12 October 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

30 September 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

20 June 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

15 June 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

UN Women and EUFOR promote gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

09 March 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

International Women's Day in Europe and Central Asia

09 March 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

International Women's Day 2016

29 February 2016

Under the theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”, this year’s observance will reflect on how to build momentum around the new Sustainable Development Goals, and related gender equality commitments as part of UN Women’s Step It Up initiative. More

Regional gathering helps foster women’s solidarity in their push for peace in Europe and Central Asia

15 February 2016

UN Women convenes government representatives, civil society activists and international institutions in Istanbul to increase regional cooperation for women’s participation in peace and security, and to end gender discrimination More

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

25 November 2015

This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including in Europe and Central Asia. More

Balkan and Moldovan MPs study Swedish gender equality first hand

27 October 2015

UN Women brings Members of Parliament (MPs) from South-east Europe and Moldova to Sweden to learn first-hand about making gender equality central to government policies and budgets. More

EU's top soldier in Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the HeForShe campaign

19 October 2015

Fighting gender inequality on the ground: EUFOR Commander joins UN Women’s global solidarity movement and strongly supports steps to achieve gender equality. More

30 Member States in Europe and Central Asia commit to Gender Equality

27 September 2015

Albania: Prime Minister Edi Rama “The Government that I lead has placed gender equality at the centre of its agenda … I’ll outline very briefly three aspects of this challenge facing Albanian society by promising at the same time an effective engagement of all institutions responsible for the implementation. First: economic empowerment of women through increasing and improving access to credits, as well as promotion and expansion of employment programmes for women... More

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