Sep 2022

UNIGEM Training on Unconscious Bias held in Mostar

TPO Foundation from Sarajevo in cooperation with the University of Mostar (Sveučilište u Mostaru - SUM) within the University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM) project, from 31st August till 2nd September 2022, held a training on unconscious bias at the Faculty of Law of the University of Mostar (SUM). During the three days of training, participants (university teaching and administrative staff from 19 partner institutions, had the opportunity to attend the lectures and to participate in practical exercises provided by professors Dr. Melissa Jones Briggs and Dr. Dan Milton Klein from Stanford University (USA). The University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM) stands for commitment of universities devoted to ensuring gender equality and a safe environment for teachers and students at universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, by introducing a gender perspective. The project is fully financed by the Government of the United Kingdom. The project partners are universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. fr

>> more

Avgust 2022

Terms of Reference (TOR) Job Opening: Coordinator of TPO Foundation

Work Position: a coordinator (s/he)
Starting Date: September 5th 2022
Duration: 12 months (extension of work engagement possible)
Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)


Kliknite ovdje da preuzmete dokument.

June 2022

UNIGEM EDUCATION FOR NON-TEACHING STAFF OF UNSA – Group VI
Gender mainstreaming at the University

In the course of May and June 2022, six educational workshops for non-teaching staff titled “Gender Mainstreaming Policies at the Organizational Units of the University of Sarajevo” were organised, as a part of the activities of the UNSA Gender Equality Council and the University Gender Resource Centre (UNIGeRC). These workshops were led by professors of the University of Sarajevo, members of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality. A total of 60 people from almost all UNSA organisational units received training. The 6th education was attended by representatives from the Music Academy, Institute for Research on Crimes against Humanity and International Law and Institute of History and Language Institute. This education was led by Prof. Dr. Ajla Demiragić (Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Sarajevo), member of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality.

>> more

June 2022

International Interdisciplinary Symposium, Sarajevo 24.08.2022

TPO Foundation established SAPERE B&H Programme in 2018, the first in Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop critical thinking, according to the P4C – Philosophy for Children method. The programme is primarily intended for teachers and students of primary and secondary schools in B&H. To contribute to positive changes in the B&H education system, TPO Foundation has established cooperation with SAPERE Institute in London and has started training 12 professors and teachers who are now certified to hold TOT (training of trainers).

>> more

!------ POCETAK --------->

June 2022

WITHIN THE UNIGEM PROJECT, TRAINING ON GENDER EQUALITY IN THE PRACTICE OF EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS HELD

Gender Equality in the Practice of Educational and Scientific Research Institutions was the title of the training held at the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade on Tuesday and Wednesday,7 and 8 June 2022, which was attended by representatives of partner institutions, participating in the UNIGEM project. Dr Luka Glušac, Assistant Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade, Dr Vladimir Mikić, Secretary General of the University of Belgrade, and Prof. Dr Zilka Spahić Šiljak, TPO Foundation Program Director from Sarajevo, greeted the guests.me in 2018, the first in Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop critical thinking, according to the P4C – Philosophy for Children method. The programme is primarily intended for teachers and students of primary and secondary schools in B&H. To contribute to positive changes in the B&H education system, TPO Foundation has established cooperation with SAPERE Institute in London and has started training 12 professors and teachers who are now certified to hold TOT (training of trainers).

>> more

!------ POCETAK --------->

June 2022

UNIGEM EDUCATION FOR NON-TEACHING STAFF OF UNSA – Group V
Gender mainstreaming at the University

As a part of the activities of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC), on Jun 13 education for non-teaching staff were organised. The fifth education was attended by representatives from the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Traffic and Communication. This education was led by Prof. Dr. Marija Lucic – Ćatić (Faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies UNSA) member of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality.

>> more

!------ POCETAK --------->

June 2022

UNIGEM EDUCATION FOR NON-TEACHING STAFF OF UNSA – Group IV
Gender mainstreaming at the University

On Friday, 3rd June 2022, Prof. Dr Alija Kožljak, the UNIGEM project coordinator for the International Burch University (IBU), was a guest on Radio Sarajevo and he spoke about the mentioned project, its goals, already achieved results and upcoming activities. UNIGEM is a project aimed at strengthening the capacity of state and private universities in BiH, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia to combat gender-based violence and sexual harassment. The project involves eighteen universities. They all signed the Memorandum of Cooperation and, in that way, confirmed their strategic commitment to ensuring gender equality and a safe environment for teachers and students by introducing a gender perspective.

>> more

!------ POCETAK --------->

June 2022

Interview: Prof. Dr Alija Kožljak, the UNIGEM project coordinator

On Friday, 3rd June 2022, Prof. Dr Alija Kožljak, the UNIGEM project coordinator for the International Burch University (IBU), was a guest on Radio Sarajevo and he spoke about the mentioned project, its goals, already achieved results and upcoming activities. UNIGEM is a project aimed at strengthening the capacity of state and private universities in BiH, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia to combat gender-based violence and sexual harassment. The project involves eighteen universities. They all signed the Memorandum of Cooperation and, in that way, confirmed their strategic commitment to ensuring gender equality and a safe environment for teachers and students by introducing a gender perspective.

>> more

June 2022

UNIGEM EDUCATION FOR NON-TEACHING STAFF OF UNSA – Groups I and II
Gender mainstreaming at the University

As a part of the activities of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC), on Jun 6th and 7th educations for non-teaching staff titled "Gender Mainstreaming Policies at the Organizational Units of the University of Sarajevo" were organised, during which the basics of the concept of gender-based violence and discrimination, and sexual harassment will be presented. These two educations were led by Prof. Dr Amila Ždralović, professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Sarajevo and Prof. Dr Valida Repovac Nikšić, professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo, both members of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality. In addition to providing information about what gender-based violence is, what are its forms, how to recognize it and how to proceed if any form of gender-based violence occurs, the aim of education is to present both documents and institutional mechanisms that faculties and the University can use to protect all their employees, as well as students, against different aspects of this type of violence.

>> more

<

June 2022

Gender equality in higher education of Sarajevo Canton

A legal framework is an important precondition for achieving gender equality in higher education. Therefore, a new law on higher education of Sarajevo Canton (Kanton Sarajevo / KS) plans to include a gender perspective. In line with this, on Monday, 30 May 2022, Prof. Dr Zilka Spahić Šiljak and Prof. Dr Jasna Kovačević, both UNIGeRC academic directors, visited the Minister Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Nikolić and Assistant Minister Azra Ivazović and presented proposals for integrating gender equality into this new law.

>> more

June 2022

Conference on Gender Equality held at the University of Banja Luka within the UNIGEM Project

The scientific conference titled Gender Equality at Universities: Theoretical Perspectives, Institutional Action and Social Engagement was held on 26 and 27 May 2022 at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Banja Luka. During this conference, which was also attended by the Vice Rector for Materials and Human Resources of the University of Banja Luka, Prof. Dr. Dalibor Kesić, participants presented scientific research, published papers, projects within the framework of the work of non-governmental organizations. In addition to promoting science in the community and cooperation between universities and civil society, the goal of the event was to educate academic, administrative staff and students. The conference was organized by the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Faculty of Philosophy, with the support of the Gender Equality Advisory Board of the University of Banja Luka. The co-organizer of the conference was the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational (TPO) Foundation from Sarajevo, within the project titled University and Gender Mainstreaming - UNIGEM.

>> more

June 2022

Education of non-teaching staff of the University of Sarajevo on gender mainstreaming policies begins

As a part of the activities of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC), on May 30th, educations for non-teaching staff titled “Gender Mainstreaming Policies at the Organizational Units of the University of Sarajevo” began, during which the basics of the concept of gender-based violence and discrimination, and sexual harassment will be presented. In addition to providing information about what gender-based violence is, what are its forms, how to recognize it and how to proceed if any form of gender-based violence occurs, the aim of education is to present both documents and institutional mechanisms that faculties and the University can use to protect all their employees, as well as students, against different aspects of this type of violence.

>> more

May 2022

Announcement – Education of non-teaching staff of the University of Sarajevo

As a part of the activities of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC), during May and Jun, educations for non-teaching staff titled “Gender Mainstreaming Policies at the Organizational Units of the University of Sarajevo” will be organised in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies “Prof. Dr Zdravko Grebo”.

>> more

May 2022

CULTURE OF MEMORY – PILAR PROGRAM

TPO Foundation PILAR (Program for Interdisciplinary Learning and Research) in May, 2022 gathered students from the University of Zenica in Srebrenica aiming at dealing with the past withing the mutual project Culture of Memory. Interdisciplinary classroom were run by professor Edisa Gazetić, psychiatrist Dr. Amra Delić and Dr. Melina Sadiković who discussed selective memory and politization of memory themes with students.

>> more

May 2022

Universities against Violence – through practice and feminist epistemology

‘Beyond Fear and Silence: Universities against Violence’, the international conference, was held on May 6 and 7 2022, at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo. During the two Conference days, over 70 Bosnian-Herzegovinian, regional and international scholars discussed gender-related issues in the field of higher education. In two days, and through 8 parallel panels, over 30 papers by authors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Austria and the United Kingdom were presented. The conference was opened by Prof. Dr Kirsten Campbell’s (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK) lecture on violence as a feminist problem and producing knowledge on sexual and gender-based violence. Language and gender were the subject of the first panel, moderated by Prof. Dr Ajla Demiragić.

>> more

May 2022

Agenda of The International Conference „Beyond Fear and Silence: Universities against Violence“

The International Conference „Beyond Fear and Silence: Universities against Violence“ will be held on May 6-7, 2022, at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo and will bring together Bosnian-Herzegovinian, regional and international scholars researching gender-related issues in the field of higher education. During the Conference, there will be special presentations by four professors from Austria, Croatia and the United Kingdom.

>> more

April 2022

International Conference „Beyond Fear and Silence: Universities against Violence“

The Rectorate, University of Sarajevo
6th and 7th May, 2022

May 2022

Inaugural openinig of the University Gender Resource Center  (UNIGeRC) in Sarajevo

On March 28.2022 University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC) is ceremoniously opened at the University of Sarajevo, Center for Interdisciplinary studies „Professor dr. Zdravko Grebo“ with key note speakers: University rector, professor Rifat Škrijelj, Human Rights Center director professor Nedžad Korajlić, TPO Foundation director professor Zilka Spahić Šiljak, Council for gender equality coordinator professor Jasna Kovačević and UNIGeRC coordinator Jasmina Čaušević.

>> more

March 2022

SAPERE BH: Second module of education of teaching staff from Sarajevo Canton

In the period from 22-23. March, 2022, the second module of education SAPERE BH (Philosophy for Children – P4C) was held for 29 primary school teachers in Sarajevo Canton. In the last four years, the TPO Foundation, in cooperation with the SAPERE Institute from Great Britain, has additionally trained the teaching staff of primary and secondary schools and universities for the application of critical thinking methods (P4C) in the teaching process.

>> more

March 2022

Gender mainstreaming in higher education

Gender mainstreaming is a process in which all university community stakeholders should participate, but to get prepared for it they need to learn for the experiences of others. In the period of March 14-17, 2022, the first training was organized for university coordinators, gender equality councils and other relevant members withing the University and gender mainstreaming (UNIGEM) project. The training was carried out by Daria Glavan Šćulac and Ana Tomaško Obradović from the Rector’s office at the University of Rijeka, Jasmina Husanović from the University of Tuzla, Jasmina Čaušević from the University Gender resource center (UNIGeRC), and Zilka Spahić Šiljak from TPO Foundation.

>> more

Mart 2022

Terms of Reference (TOR):Job Opening: Coordinator of the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC)

Work Position: a coordinator (s/he) of the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC) / full time
Starting Date: 1 April 2022
Duration: 12 months (extension of work engagement possible)
Place: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)


Click here to download.

March 2022

Promotion of the book “Violence against pregnant women in BH” by Zlatan Hrnčić was held

The promotion of the book “Violence against pregnant women in Bosnia and Herzegovina: family, health system and labor relations” by dr. sc. Zlatan Hrnčić was held at the Hotel Europe, Sarajevo, on March 9, 2022. The publisher of the book is the TPO Foundation, and its promotion was held as part of the project UNIversity and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM) which is financially supported by the British Embassy Sarajevo.

>> more

March 2022

March 8- (In)visible Women: BiH, Austria, Switzerland

Women are the majority but they are still invisible in politics, business, sport and art. On the occasion of the International Women's Day, on march 10. 2022. TPO Foundation organized a panel discussion: "(In)visible women" with three wonderful panelists: professor Jasmina Husanovic, Chantal Felder from Swiss Embassy in Sarajevo, Sabine Kernthaller from Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo. The Panel was moderated by professor Zilka Spahic Siljak.

>> more

February 2022

TOR (Terms of Reference) for External Evaluation

TPO Foundation (Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation) advocates for gender equality, dialogue and peace through partnership of civil society, academic institutions and government. It stands for freedom of consciousness and thought, regardless of identity or affiliation

Click here to download TOR

February 2022

Pilot project: “Fighting anti-Semitism, islamophobia and xenophobia in public education system”

Globalizing world brings global challenges and among them we find various forms of xenophobia that underpin animosities, fear and conflicts. Jewish cultural, educational and humanitarian society “La Benevolencija” and TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, with the support of Council of Europe, implemented the project “Fighting anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and xenophobia in public education system” in three high-school and two primary schools in the Old Town Sarajevo in the period from 01.11.2021. do 25.02.2022. Workshops were carried out by: professor Zilka Spahić Šiljak PhD, Dr. Muhamed Velagić, Dr. Eli Tauber,Vladimir Andrle and Igor Bencion Kožemjakin.

>> više

January 2022

UNIGEM: 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM – INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY

To mark the global 16 Days of Activism campaign, as part of the UNIGEM project, the Advisory Committee on Gender Issues of Burch International University organized several workshops for more than 150 students on gender-based violence, its individual and social effects, and opportunities to find support and resources. with the aim of suppressing it.

>> više

January 2022

UNIGEM: STUDENT ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MOSTAR

Within the project University and gender mainstreaming (UNIGEM), a group of students from the University of Mostar organized a series of activities and thus marked the global campaign “16 days of activism”.

>> više

January 2022

The Gender Action Plan for Gender Equality at the University of Sarajevo was adopted for the period of 2022-2023.

Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation within the project University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM), which was signed on October 6, 2021. between the University of Sarajevo and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation (TPO) at the 44th regular session of the Senate of the University of Sarajevo held on December 22, 2021. The Gender Action Plan (GAP) for the period 2022-2023, was adopted at the University of Sarajevo.

>> MORE

January 2022

A Gender Action Plan (GAP) was adopted at the University of East Sarajevo (UES)

Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation within the University and gender mainstreaming project (UNIGEM), which was signed on October 6, 2021. between the University of East Sarajevo and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation (TPO), the Senate of the University of East Sarajevo held a session on November 30, 2021. and adopted thereby a Gender Action Plan (GAP) at the University of East Sarajevo.

>> MORE

January 2022

A Gender Action Plan (GAP) was adopted at the University of Herzegovina

Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation within the University gender mainstreaming project (UNIGEM), which was signed on October 6, 2021. by the University of Herzegovina and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation (TPO) at the session of the Senate of the University of Herzegovina held on 22.12.2021. a Gender Action Plan (GAP) was adopted.

>> MORE

January 2022

Gender Action Plan (GAP) was adopted at the International University of Travnik (IUT)

Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation within the University and gender mainstreaming project (UNIGEM), which was signed on October 6, 2021. by the International University of Travnik in Travnik and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation (TPO), the Senate of the International University of Travnik, at a session held, on 30.11.2021. adopted the decision No. V01-01-07-01 / 21 which refers to a Gender Action Plan (GAP), at the International University of Travnik.

>> MORE

Januar 2022

A Gender Action Plan (GAP) was adopted at the „Džemal Bijedić“ University of Mostar (UNMO)

Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation within the project University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM), which was signed on October 6, 2021. between the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational Foundation (TPO) at the session of the Senate of the University "Džemal Bijedić" in Mostar held on 29.12.2021. a Gender Action Plan (GAP), for the Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar, was adopted.

>> MORE