Jan 2022

WORKSHOP ON GAP IMPLEMENTATION AT THE UNIVERSITY DŽEMAL BIJEDIĆ IN MOSTAR (UNMO)

After the adoption of the Gender Action Plan at the University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar in 2021, a series of activities promoting gender equality in the academic community were implemented. Regular monitoring and evaluation of the activities so far is inevitable In order to asure continued quality of work. Thus, at the University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar, on January 30, 2023, a workshop was held with the Advisory Board for Gender Equality led by Prof. Rebecca Kotlo.

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Jan 2022

WORKSHOP ON GAP IMPLEMENTATION AT UNIVERSITY OF MOSTAR

University of Mostar (SUM) is one of the partner universities within the UNIGEM project. In 2021, SUM adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and undertook a task to achieve several goals. On January 30, 2023, a workshop was held with members of the Advisory Committee for Gender Equality. At the head of the meeting was prof. Davorka Topić Stipić. The workshop was led by the academic directors of the University Gender Resource Center of the University of Sarajevo (UNIGeRC), prof. Zilka Spahić Šiljak and prof. Jasna Kovačević. One of the goals of GAP was to incorporate the gender equality syllabus into the curriculum. These five syllabuses were incorporated into the elective university course called “Gender Equality” which is available for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Jan 2022

UNIGEM RESEARCH PROMOTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DONJA GORICA

The book “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence” was promoted at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG) (Montenegro) and its promoters were Prof. Dr Nela Milošević, Dr Milica Kovač Orlandić, Dr Ivan Jovetić and Dr Nikoleta Đukanović. Professors Dr Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Dr Jasna Kovačević and Dr Jasmina Husanović were the book editors. The book was published in four languages (Bosnian, Montenegrin, Croatian and Serbian), and the promotion at the UDG was the 17th promotion in total at the partner institution that participates in the UNIGEM project.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM Research Promoted at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb

On Tuesday, 20 December 2022, the promotion of the book “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence” was held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb. The promoters were M.Sc. Lana Bobić, Prof. Dr Dario Čepo and Prof. Dr Branka Galić, and the moderator was Prof. Dr Snježana Vasiljević.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Young people as initiators of change at the University of Tuzla workshops

As part of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in partnership with 19 universities from BiH and the region, two more enlightening and inspiring workshops were held in the organization of the Council for Gender Equality of the University of Tuzla. The first was held on 12/12/2022. under the title “Be everything you want to be: through interests and abilities to gender equality”, and another, “Because I’m a woman? Exactly because I’m a woman!”, was held on 20/12/2022.

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Dec 2022

Workshop on GAP implementation at the University of Bihać

The University of Bihać implements its Gender Action Plan (GAP) through a series of activities that are already recognized in the wider community. A workshop with members of the Advisory Board chaired by Jasmina Bešlagić, Ph.D. was held on December 19, 2022, in order to discuss monitoring and systematic ways of monitoring all activities.

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Dec 2022

Workshop on the implementation of GAP at the University of East Sarajevo (UES)

The monitoring of GAP implementation at the University of East Sarajevo (UES) showed the importance of the involvement of all services and bodies of the University. On Friday, December 16, 2022, a workshop was held with the Advisory Committee for Gender Equality led by the chairperson Sandra Ivanović, Ph.D. Although a number of teachers are sensitized and dedicated to updating curricula and change, there are still resistances and misunderstandings. The key resistances are socio-cultural and unwillingness to approach the application of GAP more seriously. Autonomy and freedom at the University are important and teachers must not get the impression that someone is forcing them to take additional education.

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Dec 2022

Workshop on the implementation of GAP at the University of Tuzla (UNTZ)

As important as it is to establish mechanisms and implement activities to combat gender-based violence, it is also important to monitor and evaluate achievements and obstacles in order to improve policies, approaches, and actions. At the University of Tuzla on December 15, 2022, a workshop was held with the Advisory Committee for Gender Equality led by the chairperson Ph.D. Jasmina Husanović.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at the University of Tuzla (UNTZ)

Trust in institutions and the courage to face stereotypes and gender-based violence together were the key messages of Ph.D. Dženeta Omerdić, Ph.D. Anisa Avdagić and Ph.D. Damir Arsenijević at the promotion of the book “The Challenges of Mainstreaming Gender Equality in University Communities: Fighting Gender-Based violence”, at the University of Tuzla on December 15, 2022. The book was edited by Ph.D. Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Ph.D. Jasna Kovačević and Ph.D. Jasmina Husanović, and was created on the basis of the first regional research on gender-based violence in academic communities, conducted within the UNIGEM project. The promotion was organized by the UNTZ Council for Gender Equality and the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, which implements the UNIGEM project in partnership with 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia with the support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: workshop, debate, and quiz at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb (PFZG)

On the occasion of the “16 Days of Activism for gender equality” campaign, the University of Zagreb is organizing an online workshop, student debate, and pub quiz at the Faculty of Law (PFZG) with the aim of preventing and fighting gender-based violence. The events are organized as part of the UNIGEM project, in cooperation with the TPO Foundation, which implements the project in partnership with 19 universities from BiH and the region (Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia) with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at the University of Banja Luka

At the University of Banja Luka (UNBL) on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the promotion of the publication “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence”, edited by Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Jasna Kovačević, and Jasmina Husanović, was held. The publication brings the results of a regional survey, the first one in the field of gender equality at universities, which included partner institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia of the “University and Gender Mainstreaming – UNIGEM” project, which is carried out by the TPO Foundation and is supported by the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

Round Table: Women, Men, and Patriarchy – Faculty of Political Sciences UNSA, UNIGEM project 2022

On the occasion of the campaign “16 Days of Activism for gender equality” as a part of the UNIGEM project, on December 1st 2022 in the reading room of The Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) a roundtable table on “Women, men and patriarchy” was held. A theoretical overview of the topic, with the perspective of their own experiences, was given by the participants of the round table: Ph.D. Asim Mujkić, Ph.D. Belma Buljubašić, assistant professor Ph.D. Hazim Begagić and Assoc. Ph.D. Medina Mujić and the round table was moderated by Ph.D. Valida Repovac Nikšić.

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Dec 2022

Workshop on GAP implementation at the University of Banja Luka

Great progress has been made in establishing mechanisms for gender equality and adopting the GAP, but now the priority is to carry out regular monitoring in order to see the progress of implementation, as well as key obstacles. At the University of Banja Luka on the 14th of December 2022 a workshop was held with the Advisory Board for Gender Equality led by Professor Ivana Zečević.

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Dec 2022

What is gender for us: Sketches from the family of life – UNIGEM project -Sead Hrustanović-2022

Comedian Sead Hrustanović in the video “Sketches from the family of life” presents: What is gender for us? Mother has spoken! Can she pay for the coffee too? What’s for lunch? Situations that will become familiar to us and in which we have all found ourselves, Sead brings and presents in a unique way, which will interest and encourage you to further think about gender equality.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: the International University of Travnik in Travnik (IUT) in the fight against gender-based violence

The marking of the campaign “16 days of activism for gender equality” at the International University of Travnik (IUT) included several activities – book promotion, educational workshops, and similar, with the aim of showing responsibility towards the problems caused by gender-based violence, and the need to ensure respect for human rights. The activities were organized as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in cooperation with 19 regional institutional partners, including IUT, with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government, and with the aim of introducing gender perspectives and policies into the regional academic community.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Foundation „Izvor nade“ realized the student project “Don’t look away vol. 2”

The foundation „Izvor nade“ implemented activities on the occasion of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign as part of the student project “Don’t look away vol. 2”, which aimed to highlight the problem of gender-based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s society and call for information and work on solving this ubiquitous problem. The activities were carried out as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo is implementing in cooperation with 19 universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia, with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Project “Islamic and Christian theological discourses on recognition and prevention of violence against women” realised

On the occasion of the campaign „16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality“, which lasted from 25.11. until 10.12. this year, students of Interreligious Studies and Peacebuilding conducted a student project on the topic “Islamic and Christian theological discourses on the recognition and prevention of violence against women”. The activities were carried out as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo implements in cooperation with 19 universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia, with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Over 80 events were held at 19 universities in BiH and the region organized by the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo as part of the UNIGEM project

Under the motto “Look, Speak out Against the Violence” as part of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign, the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo organized over 80 events in partnership with 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia within the UNIGEM project. The project “Introducing a gender perspective to universities / University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM)” aims to build an ethos of gender equality in higher education through policy development and sensitization of the teaching staff and student population regarding the topics of gender-based violence and sexual harassment, and financially it is supported by the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Activities at the University of Donja Gorica (UDG)

The University of Donja Gorica (UDG), an institutional partner of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo is implementing with 18 other institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia with the support of the United Kingdom Government with the aim of equipping higher education and establishing mechanisms for gender equality at faculties, organized a series of activities as part of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Campaign marked at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST)

In support of the global campaign “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in cooperation with 19 universities from BiH and the region, the University of Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST) organized a movement about all relevant issues concerning gender equality throughout the Campus, which brought together professors, students, and activists, with the aim of calling for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls in all its forms and diversity. The campaign also included pointing out the importance of implementing gender-conscious policies at the University by promoting the Action Plan for Gender Equality as the first step in changing the system.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: A Panel discussion “The importance of education for human rights and connection with practice” was held on the occasion of the end of the Campaign

On the occasion of the end of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality 2022” campaign which is held in the period from November 25th to December 10th, the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo on Friday, October 9th 2022, organized a panel discussion on the topic of the importance of education for human rights and connection with practice, in the premises of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies “Prof. Dr. Zdravko Grebo” of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA). The participants of the panel were the students of the European Regional Master’s Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Europe of the UNSA, Delila Islamović and Slobodan Golubović, and the panel discussion was moderated by the project coordinator of the TPO Foundation, Ivana Kulić.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Workshops, discussions, lectures, and promotions at the University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar (UNMO)

As part of the campaign “16 days of activism for gender equality” at the University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar (UNMO), various activities were held with the aim of raising the level of awareness about the problems of gender-based violence and discrimination. The activities were organized and implemented as part of the project “Introduction of gender-aware policies in higher education/University and gender mainstreaming (UNIGEM)” which the TPO Foundation implements in partnership with 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia, with the aim of ensuring integrity and quality in higher education.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at the University of Herzegovina (SVEHER)

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Herzegovina on December 10, 2022, the first regional and multidisciplinary research on gender-based violence in academic communities was promoted. The research was carried out as part of the UNIGEM project and presented in the scientific publication “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: against gender-based violence” edited by professor Zilka Spahić Šiljak Ph.D., professor Jasna Kovačević Ph.D., and professor Jasmina Husanović Ph.D. The research was conducted at all partner institutions of the project that the TPO Foundation is implementing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro, with the aim of building an ethos of gender equality in higher education.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: the central event of the Campaign and a round table at the University of Bihać (UNBI)

Center for Gender Equality of the University of Bihać at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bihać on December 9, 2022, organized the central event of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project and the round table on the topic of violence against women. Students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bihać took part in the event, who, under the mentorship of the coordinator of the Center for Gender Equality UNBI professor Jasmina Bešlagić Ph.D. sc. held an appropriate presentation and moderated the round table.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Activities of the University of Herzegovina (SVEHER)

Breaking the silence about gender-based violence by informing the academic community and the public in general about the alarming situation, and raising awareness about the extent of the problem are the guiding principles of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign conducted at the University of Herzegovina (SVEHER) as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in partnership with 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 Days of Activism: Series of forums and lectures on gender equality at the University of Zenica (UNZE)

The “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign is marked by the University of Zenica (UNZE) with a series of panels on women in contemporary B&H artistic practices. A lecture was also held on the importance of gender equality, psychological consequences of gender inequality and forms of gender-based violence. The activities were carried out as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in cooperation with 19 universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia, with the financial support of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: A panel discussion “Let’s talk about gender-sensitive language” was held at the University of Banja Luka (UNIBL)

As part of the “16 days of activism for gender equality” campaign, a panel discussion “Let’s talk about gender-sensitive language” was held on December 6, 2022 at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Banja Luka (UNIBL). The panel discussion was organized by the Advisory Board for Gender Equality UNIBL, within the UNIGEM project funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, and conducted by the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo in partnership with 19 universities in BiH and the region (Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia), among which UNIBL.

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Dec 2022

16 day of activism: marking the Campaign at the University of Sarajevo (UNSA)

University of Sarajevo (UNSA) in the period from November 25, until December 10, 2022 marks the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project. Organized by the TPO Foundation and the Council for Gender Equality of the UNSA, numerous workshops and lectures, an exhibition, a round table, and book promotion were held, dedicated to the culture of gender equality and active engagement in the fight against violence. Male and female students were given the opportunity to further educate themselves and actively participate in all activities, as well as create their own accompanying campaigns.

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Dec 2022

Unigem Research Promoted at the University of Belgrade

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the University of Belgrade (UNBG) hosted the promotion of the book “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence”, edited by Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Jasna Kovačević and Jasmina Husanović. The book presents the results of a regional research, the first in the field of gender equality at universities, which included partner institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia. The research is part of the “University and Gender Mainstreaming – UNIGEM” project, implemented by the TPO Foundation and supported by the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Dec 2022

Invitation to the panel discussion “The importance of education for human rights and connection with practice” on the occasion of the end of the “16 days of activism for gender equality 2022” campaign.

On the occasion of the end of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality 2022” campaign, which is held in the period from November 25th to December 10th, the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo organizes a panel discussion on the topic of the importance of education for human rights and connection with practice, in the premises of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies “Prof. Dr. Zdravko Grebo” (Zmaja od Bosne 8, Sarajevo). The panel discussion will be held on Friday 09.12.2022. starting at 14:00.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at the University “Džemal Bijedić” in Mostar (UNMO)

In the full hall of the Teaching Faculty of the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar on December 7, 2022, the first regional research on gender-based violence in academic communities, presented in the book "Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence" was promoted which was edited by prof. Ph.D. Zilka Spahić Šiljak, prof. Ph.D. Jasna Kovačević and Prof. Ph.D. Jasmina Husanović. The promotion was attended by representatives of the academic community, as well as numerous male and female students who showed great interest in the topics of gender equality.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at the University of East Sarajevo (UES)

At the Faculty of Law of the University of East Sarajevo on November 24, 2022. the promotion of the publication "Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community: Against gender-based violence" was held. The book was created as a result of multidisciplinary research carried out as part of the UNIGEM project, in which 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Croatia participate, including UES, and which is carried out by the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Visits of students of the Faculty of Law to other members of the University of Bihać and secondary schools in the area of Bihać

As part of the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign, on December 5 and 6, 2022, students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bihać (UNBI) visited the Faculty of Pedagogy and the Islamic Pedagogical Faculty of UNBI, as well as the Medical School of Bihać, PI Mixed Electrical and Woodworking High School, and Richmond Park International Primary School and College. The goal of the visit was an education about the importance of the problem of gender-based violence and gender inequality, as well as finding potential solutions for their prevention and the establishment of gender equality. The educational visits were organized by the UNBI Center for Gender Equality, as part of the UNIGEM regional project, in cooperation with the TPO Foundation, which implements the project in partnership with 19 universities from BiH and the region, including the University of Bihać, with the support of the United Kingdom Government. More than 100 students and teachers participated in the exchange.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: The UNSA Faculty of Philosophy organized an exhibition of student works and an accompanying workshop against gender-based violence

On December 1st, 2022, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo organized an exhibition of student works as part of the “16 days of activism for gender equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project with the aim of encouraging the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls and raising public awareness of the need for active engagement in that fight. The exhibition will be displayed in the hall of the Faculty until the end of the Campaign, until December 10th, 2022, when the International Human Rights Day is celebrated. An accompanying workshop was also organized, a conversation with students who participated in the realization of the exhibition.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: marking the campaign at the University of Rijeka (UNIRI)

In parallel with the global campaign “16 days of activism against gender-based violence”, as part of the UNIGEM (University and Gender Mainstreaming) project implemented by the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, activities were held at the University of Rijeka which, in cooperation with teaching and professional staff and both male and female students marked the International Day against Violence Against Women and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Variety of activities at the University of East Sarajevo (UES)

The University of East Sarajevo held three lectures and three workshops at the Faculty of Philosophy dedicated to marking the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, in addition to this partner institution, is implementing together with 18 other universities in BiH and the region with the financial support of the United Kingdom Government, under the motto “Look, speak out against the violence”. The campaign, in the period from November 25th to December 10th, 2022, in addition to the general goal of raising public awareness of the need for active engagement in the fight against violence, emphasizes the importance of public discourse on the presence of gender-based violence in the academic community.

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Dec 2022

UNIGEM research promoted at SSST Sarajevo

Sarajevo School of Science and Technology held on 05.12.2022. the promotion of the book “Challenges of integrating gender equality in the university community”, edited by prof. Ph.D. Zilka Spahić Šiljak, prof. Ph.D. Jasna Kovačević and Prof. Ph.D. Jasmina Husanović. The book is the result of extensive research conducted as part of the UNIGEM (University and Gender Mainstreaming) project, which the TPO Foundation is conducting in partnership with 19 universities in BiH and the region, and was published with the support of the United Kingdom Government, which also finances the UNIGEM project.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Interesting and educational events at the University of Tuzla (UNTZ)

As part of the “16 days of activism for gender equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project at the University of Tuzla (UNTZ), the promotion of the book by Ph.D. Zlatan Hrnčić entitled “Violence against pregnant women in Bosnia and Herzegovina” and the same-titled workshop was held, as well as the workshop of the famous BiH journalist Nikola Vučić on the understanding of masculinity and gender responsibility. On Friday, December 2, the UNTZ Council for Gender Equality, the Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Centre for Culture Tuzla, and the TPO Foundation organized the opening of the exhibition “Without Yourself – Everyday Drama in the Speech of Bosnian Women”. Until December 10, at the same time as the end of the Campaign, UNTZ will organize a range of other activities dedicated to the fight against violence.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: Activities of the University of Novi Sad (UNS)

The University of Novi Sad (UNS) celebrates the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project in the period from 25.11. until 10.12.2022, and thus joins the global campaign that is celebrated in over 180 countries. Through interesting and educational events – workshops, panels, lectures, and promotions, UNS will contribute to raising the level of public awareness on the need for active engagement in the fight against gender-based violence.

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Dec 2022

16 days of activism: UNIBL debate club Alkibijad marked the Campaign

In the period from November 29 to 30, 2022, the “Alkibijad” debate club, in cooperation with the University of Banja Luka (UNIBL) and the TPO Foundation, marked the “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements regionally in partnership with 19 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia with the support of the United Kingdom Government. The slogan of the Campaign for 2022 is “Look, speak out against the violence”.

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