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February 2016

''WOMEN FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN LOCAL
COMMUNITY: UNSCR 1325'' WORKSHOP

TPO Foundation, within the project ''Economical Stability of Women as Contribution to Peacebuilding within Community'', held a two-day training for women from three Northern B&H municipalities: Orašje, Domaljevac Šamac and Donji Žabari on February 05-06, 2016. Majority of the attendees are participants of the programme for economical empowerment of women who have started their own small business or expanded thier existing ones and along with that, tey are going to contribute to peacebuilding in their communities. Two-day training entitled: ''Women for Peace and Stability in Local Communities:UNSCR 1325'' was aimed to encourage women through peace initiatives and referring to UN Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, speak about important issues of their communities and that through common efforts and exchange find the models of advocacy and changes they want to realize. The training was led by Zilka Spahić Šiljak from TPO Foundation and Radmila Žigić from Lara Bijeljina. >> MORE

December 2015

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AT SCHOOLS AND FACULTIES

TPO Foundation marked this year's international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender based Violence under the motto ''What Are You Waiting For?'' in cooperation with schools, Faculties of Philosophy and Faculty of Political Sciences from three cantons (Sarajevo, Tuzla and Zenica – Doboj). Gender stereotypes, high level of gender based violence and violence in general and how to resist this social trend were some of the discussed themes. During sixteen days numerous open classrooms were organised where promotions of the publication ''Gender Stereotypes: Sounds Familiar?'' were held as well as Live Values activities implying workshops ''What Are You Waiting For?'' for students of seven partner primary and secondary schools. Students had an opportunity to learn more about what hides behind violence, how to have zero tolerance to it and they could feel everything that victim of violence undergoes through the elements of psycho drama and see what the victims of violence are faced with (shame, complete absence of understanding, rejection by society, fear, insufficient support etc.). The campaign was crowned with the commemoration of International Human Rights Day, i.e. exhibition of the best comics from the competition ''Comic Up the Violence'' and promotion of the second edition of ''Nira'' comic book and collection of stories ''Nira's Challenges''. On that occasion more than a hundred present students together with their teachers sent the message to the public: ''Let us end this silence and report violence because it matters!'' >> MORE

December 2015

PAINTING OF THE T-SHIRTS WITH THE MESSAGES OF ZERO TOLERANCE TOWARDS VIOLENCE IN THE FIRST BOSNIAK HIGH SCHOOL IN SARAJEVO

On December 15 and 17, 2015 a workshop of painting shirts with messages of zero tolerance towards violence was held in the First Bosniak High School. The workshop was a result of the international campaign ''16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence'' and TPO Foundation had a serie of activities traditionally and implemented it in cooperation with its partners. The efforts of the First Bosniak Gymnasium students as well as their creative achievements can be seen on the following photographs. >> MORE

December 2015

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ATTIRE OF THE T-SHIRTS WITH THE MESSAGES OF ZERO TOLERANCE TOWARDS VIOLENCE IN ŽIVINICE AND SARAJEVO

On the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights (December 10, 2015) workshops of t-shirts painting with messages containing zero tolerance for violence was held in Živinice Gymnasium and International School Sarajevo supported by TPO Foundation Sarajevo. The presentation on history and birth of the International Day of Human Rights was held as well in Živinice Gymnasium and special leaflets were made with the information about the International Day of Human Rights. How it looked like on the workshops and their colourfulness in the battle against violence, you can see in the continuation. >> MORE

December 2015

PROMOTION OF THE COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES ''NIRA'S CHALLENGES'' AND SECOND EDITION OF THE COMIC BOOK ''NIRA'' AND THE EXPOSITION OF THE COMICS FROM THE COMPETITION ''COMIC UP THE VIOLENCE!''

On December 10, 2015 TPO Foundation Sarajevo organized the promotion of the collection of short stories ''Nira's Challenges'' and the second edition of the comic book ''Nira'' in cooperation with Jewish Community Sarajevo on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights. The exposition of the comics from the competition ''Comic Up the Violence!'' and announcement of winners was also a part of this ceremony. The promoters were the authors of these very publications, Pavle Kaunitz and Elma Softić-Kaunitz, Ferida Duraković, one of the reviewers and Neven Misaljević, one of the drawning authors. >> VIDEO
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December 2015

workshop of painting shirts in
the International High school Sarajevo

A workshop of painting shirts with anti-violence messages was held in the International High school Sarajevo, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence" and the workshop "What Are You Waiting For" organized by the TPO Foundation Sarajevo within the same campaign. The goal of this very campaign was awareness rising on gender based violence and violence in general. How the preparation and making of the shirts with anti – violence messages looked like and its results can be seen in continuation. >> MORE

December 2015

workshop of painting shirts in Srebrenik

A workshop of painting shirts with anti-violence messages was held in Srebrenik within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence" and the workshop "What Are You Waiting For" organized by the TPO Foundation Sarajevo witihin the same campaign. The goal of this very campaign was awareness raising on gender based violence and violence in general. How the preparation and making of the shirts with anti – violence messages looked like and its results can be seen in continuation. >> MORE

December 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN the First Bosniak Gymnasium, Sarajevo

On the 8th December 2015 in the First Bosniak Gymnasium, Sarajevo, the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project coordinator and project assistant, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Jasmina Šarenkapa. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

December 2015

WORKSHOP ''WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?'' IN SECONDARY MEDICAL SCHOOL ''JEZERO'' IN SARAJEVO

On December 9, 2015 in the PI Secondary Medical School Jezero, Sarajevo, the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project coordinator and project assistant, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Elvira Baručija. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

December 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN the International High School, Sarajevo

On the 7th December 2015 in the International High School, Sarajevo, the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project coordinator and project assistant, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Jasmina Šarenkapa. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

December 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN PODLUGOVI

On December 1st 2015 in the Elementary School "Podlugovi" in Podlugovi, the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project assistants Elvira Baručija and Jasmina Šarenkapa. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

December 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN NOVI ŠEHER

On December 3rd 2015 in the Elementary School "Novi Šeher" in Novi Šeher, the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project assistants Elvira Baručija and Jasmina Šarenkapa. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

December 2015

PROMOTION OF THE PUBLICATION "Gender Stereotypes:Sounds Familiar?" IN ZENICA

On December 01, 2015 the promotion of the publication "Gender Stereotypes:Sounds Familiar?'', exposition of the comics from ''Bogey FemiTeaching'' edition and performance ''Cut'' were organized at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zenica within the international campaign ''16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence''. The promoters were the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Damir Kukić, PhD, who was also one of the reviewers, assistant professor Edisa Gazetić, Lamija Begagić, one of the co-authors of this publication. >> MORE

December 2015

PROMOTION OF THE PUBLICATION "Gender Stereotypes:Sounds Familiar?" IN TUZLA

On December 02, 2015 the promotion of the publication ''Gender Stereotypes:Sounds Familiar?'', exposition of the comics from ''Bogey FemiTeaching'' edition and performance ''Cut'' were organized at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Tuzla within the international campaign ''16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence''. The promoters were Professor Jasmina Husanović from the Faculty of Philosophy and Monja Šuta-Hibert, the editor of this publication. >> MORE

November 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN Živinice

On November 30, 2015 in Živinice Gymnasium the "What Are You Waiting For?" workshop was held, within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by the project coordinator and project assistant, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Jasmina Šarenkapa. The students of the above mentioned school attended the workshop and they had an opportunity to learn what violence implied, how to have zero tolerance for it and they got an insight into the links for further exploration and education. >> MORE

November 2015

WORKSHOP "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?" IN SREBRENIK

On November 27th, a workshop "What Are You Waiting For?" was held in Srebrenik within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". The workshop was led by Monja Šuta-Hibert, project coordinator and Elvira Baručija, project assistant. The young people had an opportunity to find out what violence implied and how to have zero tolerance for it. Through the segments of psycho-drama they could feel the emotional state of a victim and everything a victim was forced with (shame, stigma, non - understanding of the surroundings, not enough support, fear, etc). >> MORE

November 2015

Promotion of the publication: "Gender Stereotypes: Sounds Familiar?" Sarajevo

TPO Foundation, Sarajevo organized the promotion of the publication "Gender Stereotypes: Sounds Familiar?" The promotion was organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo. The promotion was held at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo on 26.11.2015 at 12 pm within the international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence". >> MORE

November 2015

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

November 2015

SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 - DEMYTHOLOGISING NATIONS AND IDENTITIES: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA'S MEDIEVAL PAST IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

TPO Foundation together with the Faculty of Philosophy at Zenica University and University of Regensburg are organising a Summer School (July 15-19, 2016) which will be hosted by the University of Zenica, Bosnia- Herzegovina. The programme seeks to foster an understanding of how medieval myths of identity and belonging influence discourses of contemporary nation-building and national identity. Through presenting fresh archival material it seeks to demythologise aspects of Bosnia-Herzegovina historiography that present a problem for peacebuilding and for establishing a more inclusive educational system. >> PDF

November 2015

A TWO-DAY TRAINING "PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT" HELD IN TUZLA

A two-day training "Personal and Professional Development" within the project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue and Education" (ICDE) implemented by TPO Foundation Sarajevo was held in Tuzla on November, 7-8, 2015 and it was organized by the Union of Students at the University of Tuzla and TPO Foundation, Sarajevo. >> MORE

November 2015

THIRD TRAINING MY BUSINESS IDEA, MY CHANCE

TPO Foundation organized the third training within the project "The Economic Stability of Women as a Contribution to Peace Building in the Community", which is financially supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training was organized on November 6 and 7, 2015. in Orašje, with the help of coordinators from Orašje, Mandica Živković and Eldina Hećimović-Kukljević. The main lecturer, the founder of Faveda Company and the president of Association of Female Entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aida Zubčević, spoke about starting a business, writing a business plan, the importance of networking among women and essential guidelines that were important to know when building a sustainable business. >> MORE