Focus on gender series - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Focus on Gender Bosnia and Herzegovina is a series of publications addressing specific areas of work on gender equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is designed to give more insights on specific gender equality issues and proposed actions to policy makers, experts, governmental institutions, civil society organizations and representatives of international community.

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  • Issue 01: Protection from domestic violence and violence against women and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (English, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) – August 2020

The first issue was prepared as a reflection on the available response mechanisms to domestic violence and violence against women with a special focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The second issue, prepared on the occasion of International Day of Rural Women, concentrates on the gender aspects in agriculture and rural development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with an additional perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third issue concentrates on the gender aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on how women’s and men’s lives have been impacted and changed in the face of COVID-19, through showcasing results of the Rapid Gender Assessment of COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The fourth issue focuses on women’s political participation and leadership in Bosnia and Herzegovina and provides a brief overview of the relevance of women’s political participation and situational analysis in terms of the legal and policy framework, electoral system, and barriers to political participation of women.

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Order from: Masha Durkalić, Communication Associate, UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmaja od Bosne bb, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Subject area(s): Anti-violence interventions; Access to justice and legal protection; Laws, legislation; Shelters; Health care services; COVID-19; Women’s rights

Resource type: Briefs; Policy papers

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)