7. rujan, 2018

Media Campaign for General Election 2018 in B&H “We Present Candidates – You Choose!”

 Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina make up more than half of the population – and how many are in government?  

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 Media Campaign for General Election 2018 in B&H “We Present Candidates – You Choose!”

The Agency for Gender Equality of the B&H Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees supported by the Council of Europe intends to change previous  practice of the pre-election  process  and to to provide an opportunity to a women candidates to get more media coverage to increase representation of women in legislative bodies and governments  as well as to all levels  of government reached the envisaged quota of the B&H Election Law from the mandatory 40%

Equality between men and women is guaranteed by the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, laws require gender equality at all levels, but in practice this is not the case.

The current state of participation of women at all levels of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina is still less than 20%.

So far, it has been a practice that in the pre-election process women candidates get less media space, resulting in under-representation in legislative bodies and governments at all levels of government.

Financially supported by the Council of Europe untitled