EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN TO MONITOR GOVERNMENT COMMITMENTS IN GENDER EQUALITY
The aim of the project is to create a regional partnership of civil society organizations that will contribute to the implementation of gender equality laws, policies and action plans in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
“We’re quiet when others are discriminated against – and when we’re discriminated against,
we wonder how others stay silent.”
The project will include training sessions aimed at empowering young women to monitor government policies in the field of gender equality, which consists of four workshops.
The age of the workshop participants is from 18 to 35 years. Young activists are welcome, but also young people who are interested in becoming activists. An important point is the participation of male members, who are interested in supporting their colleagues in exposing discriminatory practices in the mentioned countries.
The project will include training aimed at empowering young women to monitor government policies in the field of gender equality, which consists of four workshops:
ART WORKSHOP (DOCUMENTATION) – April 9, 10 and 11, 2012
GENDER TRAINING – April 27 and 28, 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING – May 9 and 10
VOICE OF CITIZENS AND CIVIL ACTION (CVA TRAINING) – beginning of August 2012.
The film “OsnaŽena” , created from the project “Empowering young women to monitor government policies in the field of gender equality,” talks about an individual and collective activist “journey,” articulating demands for equality between women and men, and to break the silence that surrounds gender-based violence.
Film director Elmedin Bišić graduated from the Broadcast College in Brussels. He has won several first-prizes, and the film “Shadow”, for which he wrote the screenplay, won two first-places in Italy and China. So far, he has made a dozen short feature films, some of which have been screened at international festivals, including in Belgium, Italy, China, Switzerland, Pakistan, Finland, etc.
EXHIBITION “Woman’s Mirror – Reflections of Her Reality”
Organized by the informal group Friends and Comrades; the exhibition presents the works of young authors who participated in art and photography workshops, where they dealt with topics and issues of gender. After workshops and discussions on topics such as gender-based violence, human trafficking, portrayal of women in the media, online security, young women, high school and college students, they exchanged their experiences and knowledge which they later transferred to photographs.