Women's power in the strongholds of the Patriarchate


Conservative values and patriarchal structures are increasingly gaining importance as right-wing populism grows stronger. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report, we will need another 200 years before we achieve equality between men and women worldwide.

By Laura Meier

We shall be justice!

"We shall be justice!" said Charlotte Bunch, at the opening of the Women’s Court in Sarajevo which represents an alternative model of transitional justice which introduces a gender perspective into existing mechanisms of attainment of justice, this time based on feminist foundations.

By Paula Petričević

Coming out! – LGBT awareness-raising campaigns in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The EU-funded project “Coming out! Advocating promotion and protection of LGBT rights” was launched in 2013 by the regional office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Sarajevo Open Center and the CURE Foundation. The cooperators intent to raise awareness of LGBT issues and to combat homophobia. Lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) are among the groups which are particularly subjected to discrimination in Bosnia-Herzegovina and virtually invisible in society.

By Caroline Ausserer