Wedding Dresses Made During the Pandemic

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Amira Fočić is a proud owner of the “Amira” sewing studio in Živinice. She’s been providing professional sewing services to her many clients since September 2019. Mr. Jasmin Bešić, Chief of Party of USAID/PPMG visited Amira and saw the potential of this small but successful business to continue to flourish.

Shortage of Medications for Persons With Developmental Disabilties Remains Unaddressed

diazepam tableteThe state of emergency in FBiH brought on even more problems for persons with developmental disabilities. They often depend on others for their well-being and health, but the state neglected to support them through these special circumstances. The shortage of medications used to keep epilepsy under control has persisted for almost 50 days now. The medications in question are Diazepam clisma (5 and 10 mg) and Clonazepam (0.2 and 2 mg).

420,000 BAM for Supporting Businesses Owned by Marginalized Women

USAID PPMG Online potpisivanje ugovoraUSAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity, in cooperation with nine local self-government units in BiH formed a Fund for Supporting Businesses Owned by Marginalized Women. The total amount available in the Fund is approximately 420,000 BAM, provided in equal amounts by the USAID and local communities.

Agriculture - A Business That Survives Difficult Times

vesela farma 2Against the bleak background of abandoned villages and neglected agriculture, people who dare to be different shine even brighter.  These are people who recognized the importance of domestic, organic produce. Mirela Dedić is a young woman from Dubrave Gornje near Živinice, who proves that it’s still possible to make a living in agriculture and turn a hobby and family farm into a full-fledged business.

Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities Not Recognized in Measures Issued by Crisis Management Committee

Dajte nam šansu SOS mobilni timoviChildren with developmental disabilities in BiH do not receive adequate care even under normal circumstances, and the state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic marginalized them further. Organizations and alliances on the front lines of the fight for the rights of families of children with disabilities are now facing even bigger obstacles in their work. Still, there are some bright spots like the Service Center for supporting families of children with developmental disabilities “Dajte nam šansu” from Sarajevo.


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Service Center "Dajte nam šansu"

27 November 2015

The opening of the Service Center «Dajte nam šansu – Svjetlice» heralds the beginning of a new stage for equal members of the BiH society – children and persons with...

No Welfare Dependency - Contributing to Society as Employed Young People

01 February 2017

Children without parental care belong to one of the most vulnerable marginalized groups in BiH, and as such deserve special care and attention. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are between...

Childhood Passion Turned Into Business: Silvana’s Cakes on Tables all Across BiH

22 December 2017

Cakes and pastries have been Silvana’s passion since early childhood. When she was still a little girl, she would sneak up, take some dough from her mother and make it...

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Coalition of Marginalized Populations in BiH

11 June 2015

Coalition of Marginalized Populations in BiH – KOMA is currently conducting two campaigns of public advocating: 1) Establishing minimal social security and equal opportunities and 2) Regulating extra-institutional support for...

Strategy for Implementation of Istanbul Convention Adopted: Entities and Cantons Must take Harder Stance Towards Combating Violence Against Women

24 July 2015

Sarajevo Open Center applauds the adoption of the Framework Strategy for the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in BiH for...

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

21 December 2015

As an organization that is thoroughly dedicated to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as to promoting inclusion and equal rights for all, «Dajte nam...

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