Second Student Conference in Mostar (2012)
The Second Student Conference “Women and Youth Empowerment in Bosnian and Herzegovinian Society”, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina was held 6-7 December, 2012.
The topics included the following: the position of women and youth in today’s BiH society; their engagement in all fields of life; leadership development through education about rights of young people; participation in women’s networks and NGOs in BiH; discrimination of women and young people; prejudices against women in all segments of life; women as victims of sex trade and street economy, violence, mobbing etc.; volunteering projects of young women and men in their educational institutions and their communities; women in literature: female writers and female characters; gender discourse in everyday life.
The audience was comprised of students and faculty from both universities in Mostar (Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar and University of Mostar). Additionally, there were guest students from the University of Tuzla, who also took part in the conference. This was second student conference organized by Alumni members from Mostar: Marijana Sivric, Selma Raljevic, and Marko Bevanda, in cooperation with the US Embassy Sarajevo, and the American Corner in Mostar.
The conference featured a keynote address by Ms. Mirjana Penava of the NGO “Forma F” in Mostar, which was focused on the activities of several NGOs in Mostar and BiH in the post-war period and today. The students got valuable information on the activities of NGOs in Mostar and the region but also an important insight into the position of women and young people in the community where they live, study or work in.
Considering the fact that participants were from both Universities of Mostar and University of Tuzla as well, the program contributed immensely to promoting tolerance and diversity between different nations living in BiH.
After the jump you can see the photos from this event.