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Support for implementation of the Gender Equality Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The ultimate goal of this project is to protect and promote gender equality, toward the realization of human rights-based development process in the country. 

BiH Minister for Human Rights and Refugees, Mirsad Kebo and Moises Venancio, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. signed September 4, 2003 the Project for UNDP’s support to Implementation of Gender Equality Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina - “Development of Capacity and Partnership between Governments and Civil Society for Gender Equality".

Project activities include, among other things, support to establishment of the State-level Gender Agency within the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees (MHRR), which will closely collaborate with the two Entity-level Gender Centers and the development of partnership between BiH Governments and Civil Society Organizations. Awareness building campaigns and training of trainers (judges, teachers, NGO officials, etc) are also envisaged. Capacity development activities to promote gender equality in public participation, education, health, the media, economic opportunities and labor practice as well as gender-based violence elimination are also the main highlights of the Project. 

The duration of the Project is two years, with the financial inputs of US$ 400.000. 

The Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the groundbreaking Gender Equality Law in March this year. The Law was seen as the first-ever comprehensive and instrumental Gender-Law adopted in this Region.

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“Give pleasure to your boss!!!”
These days, a new commercial about a new coffee brand appeared on TV. I presume you’ve already seen it. A secretary slips when bringing coffee to her boss, slides down his desk on her stomach to stop in front of him with the coffee in her hand? I am not sure how you react to it, but after I had seen it for the first time I was left with my mouth open. It was a mixed feeling of bewilderment, sickness, disbelief…how could somebody think of something like that? How could nobody react to this commercial?
“Mesecina” and “Arka” work on registering adults
People are born for the second time after obtaining personal documents
Bari, Alisa, Dzejlan and a list of other names are just some of the examples for successful work of the Roma information centers of the humanitarian organization Mesecina from Gostivar. Despite being adults, they have recently been given their first birth certificate and have practically been born for the second time.
Civic resistance for the restarting of the melting plant in Veles
The Green Coalition insists on dislocating the polluter
It was so alive on 16 February in Veles! The event “Veleska pastrmajlija” was taking place at the pizza-bar “Snoopy”. The event has a special purpose – collecting money for the Children Ward at the Town Hospital. The action was organized by the “Focus” Foundation, in cooperation with the municipality of Veles.
Expeditio, Kotor, Montenegro
Our vision is a quality space for better life
We decided to make an unusual interview with three people, as they themselves are unusual, as well as the association they are members of. Aleksandra Kapetanovic, Biljana Gligorovic and Tatjana Rajic are three young architects, who dedicate their creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm to cultural heritage, architecture, spatial planning and the civic sector in Montenegro, particularly focused on Boka Kotorska and its surroundings.
Violeta Tanceva – Zlateva
My attitude towards the language
“People who are of the same origin and who speak the same words and who live and make friends of each other, who have the same customs and songs and entertainment are what we call a nation, and the place where that people lives is called the people's country. Thus the Macedonians also are a nation and the place which is theirs is called Macedonia.”
Armenian community in the Republic of Macedonia
About 110 families cherish both the Armenian and the Macedonian culture
The genesis of the Armenian communities on the territory of today’s Macedonia goes back to the medieval times as can be proved by the numerous papers, traveling notes by foreign travelers who stayed or passed through the towns where among other nations, lived the Armenians.

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