8. svibanj, 2018

20.04.2018g. u prostorijama Opština Pale, održana prva sesija na temu ; PREPOZNAVANJE POTENCIJALA ZA USPJEŠAN I ZDRAV ŽIVOT

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18. travanj, 2018

The sixth working meeting: Platform for deinstitutionalization of persons with intellectual and mental disabilities

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Sixth working meeting of the Deinstitutionalization Platform

The aim of the Platform is the cooperation of representatives of governmental institutions, civil society and non-governmental organizations for supporting the deinstitutionalisation process in BiH, identifying good practices and drafting common solutions.


30. ožujak, 2018

Association BONAVENTURA and the Association ALEA in a friendly working visit to the SUMERO Alliance

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We are proud to present the appearance of our cooperation which will, we are confident; produce excellent results

The Association BONAVENTURA and the Association  ALEA have been in a friendly-working visit to the SUMERO Alliance today. The TEGO Concept was also presented as a demonstration of occupational therapy that will eventually become a self-sustainable economic option.

We presented to our friends the TEGO Concept that has aroused interest. Our friends from the SUMERO  have been interested in the process of manual recycling and making the TEGO Concept product; POSTCARD BAG. Interest is equally demonstrated by boys and girls, which is also one of the goals of the TEGO Concept, contained in the very name Tourism Ecology Gender O. The first phase of the TEGO Concept design process has been successfully completed; POSTCARD BAG.


18. ožujak, 2018

15 and 16 March 2018 – Regional Conference “Implementation of the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe – Challenges and Next Steps”

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The Agency for Gender Equality of BiH, the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, under the project “Strengthening the Capacity of Institutions for Addressing Gender-Based Violence in BiH” organized a conference “Implementing the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe in BiH – Challenges and Further Steps”. The two-day conference, held on March 15 and 16, presented an analysis – mapping of the existing situation and analysis of established standards and practices within BiH for the protection and prevention of gender-based violence in BiH in relation to the obligations established by the ratified Istanbul Convention. The results of the research were presented by Dr. Džamna Vranić, Jasmina Mujezinović, Dr. Medina Mujić, Dr. Aida Pilav and Dr. Marina Hughson.


On behalf of  the Bonaventure association, one of the focus groups was actively involved by our expert associate; dipl.iur.Aida Vrućak, who is also the author of this text.

After presenting the results of the research, the participants were divided into five focus groups, each of which had the task of defining the problems in meeting the obligations and standards in accordance with the Istanbul Convention and defining the priority objectives and measures for the implementation of this Convention. The first focus group was to harmonize the BiH legal framework with the Istanbul convection. The other group discussed standards of support and assistance to victims of gender-based and domestic violence. The third group analyzed the legal and institutional organization of the social protection sector, and the fourth group in the health sector. Finally, the fifth group had the task of analyzing how a data collection and analysis system could be established.

On the second day of the conference participants were addressed by the head of the UN Women office in BiH, Deputy Head of the Office of the Council of Europe for BiH, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to BiH and Head of Mission USAID in BiH. They emphasized the importance of the implementation of the Istanbul Convention and only the development of awareness of gender-based violence as a social rather than a private issue within the family, and stressed the need for cooperation between the civil sector and the state institutions. After that, representatives of Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro met with participants on the way, the challenges and the problems in implementing the Istanbul Convention confronting those states. Representative from the Pécs Secretariat for Health AP Vojvodina presented a very important project called Stop-Care-Cure, which is being implemented in Vojvodina since 2016 and is scheduled to last until 2019. The project implies the opening of crisis centers for victims of rape and sexual violence. There are 7 such Centers in Vojvodina. It is particularly important to educate health workers about how they should act in case victims seek medical assistance. Two guidelines were issued, ie the protocol on the treatment of health workers in rape cases. About 1000 health workers have gone through education, and the planned number is 1500.P

Focus group conclusions are presented. It was concluded that a systematic approach to implementation of the law, the need to build an efficient system, and the establishment of a co-ordinating body is needed, and it is concluded that it would be most efficient for the co-ordinating body to be a joint commission of both Houses of BiH Parliament. It was found that the necessary changes to the Family Law were found and that a judge who would have realized during the proceedings that a certain legal provision was not in accordance with the Constitution or did not contribute to the protection of human rights would have to suspend the proceedings and ask the Constitutional Court to plead with the presiding judge whether there is a specific norm in contradiction with the Constitution, whether it is discriminatory and whether it would violate human rights by applying such a norm. Such an approach, which is permitted under the applicable positive law, would allow for more effective protection of human rights, and avoid long-standing proceedings before higher instances, which may last for years, and would bring the case much faster before the Constitutional Court. It was also concluded that work with the perpetrators of violence is very important and for the purpose of working with the perpetrators of violence, it is necessary to establish standards for working with these persons and to carry out adequate training of the Mental Health Center personnel who would receive a certificate and only certified persons could carry out treatments with perpetrators of violence. It is necessary to establish minimum standards at BiH level, strengthen local community responsibility, and address the problem of accessibility to women living in rural areas, as well as to establish the possibility of financing institutions, in addition to institutions providing free legal aid to provide free legal aid victims of violence. It is necessary to unify legislation at all levels, as well as to include a victim of violence as one of the categories in social protection laws in those cantons in which they have not already done so as to increase the capacity and resources available to social work centers. Within the fourth focus group analyzed by the health sector, it was concluded that a standardized protocol on treatment in health care institutions should be established in cases of gender-based violence. Regular awareness-raising campaigns on this issue are needed, as well as education of health workers, including knowledge of relevant legal regulations. BiH’s special problem is that there is no statistical data that would allow us to see the real state of affairs. In this context, the focus group proposed to map and rank all the indicators, and to create a database in which all these indicators were recorded.

It was concluded that specific thematic conferences should be organized on certain issues as some issues are very complex. Given all the issues addressed at this conference, we hope that such conferences will continue to be a joint effort by the non-governmental and governmental sector to contribute to gender equality in BiH. We are glad that BONAVENTURA was part of this event and that we were able to contribute to addressing gender-based violence through focus group work.

22. veljača, 2018

BONAVENTURA PART OF THE PROMOTIVE EVENT OF THE PROJECT “ELAN-Network of civil society organizations for lobbying and advocacy in the field of environmental protection”


 The Regional Center for the Environment for Central and Eastern Europe, the Office for Bosnia and Herzegovina (REC BiH) has organized the “PROMOTIONAL EVENT” project of the “ELAN-Network of civil society organizations for lobbying and advocacy in the field of environmental protection” funded by the Swedish Development and Cooperation Agency – AIDS, which took place today Thursday, 22.02.2018. in Sarajevo.
The main objective of the project “ELAN-Network civil society organization for lobbying and advocacy in the field of environmental protection” is to provide support to civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively participate in policy making and decision-making in the field of environmental protection, thereby contributing to key reforms according to the further implementation of the EU Environmental Acquis in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project value is 1.4 million EUR and will last 36 months.
This event brought together representatives of all relevant ministries, public and scientific institutions as well as civil society organizations and aims to officially launch the project and present the activities and work plan for the next project period.

25. siječanj, 2018

“Establishment of media professionals dedicated to raising public awareness of gender-based violence”

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“Forming a roster of media professionals dedicated to raising public awareness of gender-based violence” is an event / meeting was held within the project “Disable violence – Media violence against women” who realizes Association BH Journalists with the support of UN Women office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The aim of Roster Media Professionals is to raise public awareness of this social issue through the publication of research stories through joint collaboration, exchange of experiences and practices, whose foundation will be to promote the rights and interests of persons of gender-based violence.

9. prosinac, 2017

08.12.2017g. We participated at the launch of the Initiative for amendments to the Criminal Law of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of creating a legislative framework for sanctioning person / commit offenses through information and communication technologies

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In the framework of marking the international campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the Agency for Gender Equality of BiH / Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH in cooperation with the Women’s Rights Center Zenica organized a conference titled ” Presentation  in order to create a legislative framework for sanctioning persons who commit criminal offenses through information-communication technologies. ” The conference was held in Sarajevo on December 8, 2017

In 2013, Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Prevention and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), which obliged BiH to take legislative and other measures to secure the legal, institutional and organizational framework for the prevention of violence against women , protection of victims of violence and punishment of perpetrators of violence. The BiH Council of Ministers adopted the Framework Strategy for the Implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Prevention and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in BiH for the period 2015-2017. The Istanbul Convention recognizes violence against women in their members 17 and 34 through modern communication and ICT tools, and calls on Member States to adopt policies aimed at preventing and protecting this form of violence against women.


1. siječanj, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

To all of our friends and business associates a happy and prosperous New Year!

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Professionals working on the last day of the “old year”

Pleasure and honor for us was to spend the last day of 2015-s, in the company/Agency of dedicated professionals; congratulations to the Agency for Gender Equality of BH!

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25. prosinac, 2015


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