Our active story and works

Informal women's lobby groups were created within the project "Equipment of peace building at the local level" supported by the Swedish foundation Kvinna till Kvinna.

In cooperation with the associations "Forum žena Bratunac" and "HO Horizonti" Tuzla, based on the need to encourage women to be more active and participate in social and political life, they were founded

informal Women's Lobby group of women in the region of Birač (Bratunac, Srebrenica, Milići and Vlasenica) and Tuzla Canton (Tuzla, Živinice, Gračanica, Srebrenik).

Thanks to the dedicated and active work of partner organizations, a network was created in the mentioned areas and coordination was established between formal and informal women's associations and activists who are active members of the Women's Lobby Groups today.

After four years of active cooperation, informal Women's Lobby Groups have become an indispensable factor in the decision-making system at the local level, and a large number of active women from rural areas have formalized their activities, and today they are active associations of women/citizens in their communities.

The importance of self-organization of the women's lobby group

Thanks to the cooperation in the field with women's associations, women politicians, workers, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs and others, we concluded that the concrete action of women through the system is extremely weak, and the results of a small number of women in the legislative and executive power are very bad.

By analyzing the state of small local levels, and in cooperation with our friends, we came to the common conclusion that the informal integration and strengthening of the capacities of women and female assets at the local level is a need that we must work on.

POOR PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN DECISION-MAKING PLACES IS A CONSEQUENCE OF OUR PASSIVITY AND INCOMPATITION!

NEEDED for every local community.

Through the publication of this brochure, we want to share the experiences of women's activism at the local level, and to awaken women's awareness of their own importance and opportunities to influence the current situation.

→ WOMEN'S SELF-ORGANIZATION FORMALLY OR INFORMALLY IN EACH LOCAL COMMUNITY, MUNICIPALITY AND CITY, AND THEIR CONNECTION IN AN INFORMAL WOMEN'S LOBBY GROUP AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

The system in which we live and work is built by us, and in building it, every individual is important, and the quality of the system is a direct indicator of our commitment.