Dignity and Freedom of Women in B&H after the War, the Mirror of Gender (in)equality

women workshop “Which cultural changes are necessary to give women their dignity and freedom back?”

Speech by Mr.sc. Memnuna Zvizdić, Association Žene ženama, Sarajevo, B&H

Perhaps it is best to start this presentation with my personal experience of searching for the lost freedom and dignity in a difficult time caught between darkness and light; good and evil, insanity and wisdom.  I needed to unify both my body and soul in order to awaken all of my identities and reserves to sufficiently counter and face gender based identification and stereotypes, which has „cemented“ the position of women in the society, especially in the initial years after the conflict.

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