BiH Youth Celebrate Orange Day

This weekend, Learn, Think and Act for Young Political Leaders, Generation 18 had their first module. The topic of this module was teamwork and leadership, and the group’s first team effort was a celebration of Orange Day. They learned more about types of violence, and, more importantly, how to prevent it and what to do about it.  

One in two women in BiH over the age of 15 has experienced some form of violence. For several years now, Bosnia and Herzegovina, like the rest of the world, has been celebrating Orange Day on the 25th day of every month, to draw attention to the fight to end violence against women and girls.

The first module included Coffee Time With… Nudžejma Softić, our successful marathon runner and triathlete, who talked to the participants about teamwork and leadership. Nudžejma was the guest of the first episode in the E-Forum series on human rights and democracy, which you will be able to see in the Facebook group.

“Former UMiD participants told me that UMiD is unlike any other training for activists. I’m anticipating a year full of learning and progress, given that the first module has already made a big impression, motivates me and encourages me to look within myself and decide to do better at organizing my tasks and obligations. I think this is an ideal opportunity for everyone to mature, maintain continuity, meet new people and have an unforgettable new experience. Most importantly, this is a chance to learn new skills that they will be able to put to use at a moment’s notice”, said Edna Mulić from Brčko District, one of the training participants.

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The Learn, Think and Act! training for Generation 16 is implemented with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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