Women on Orange Day State – It Is Difficult, but Obstacles Can Be Overcome

Activists of the Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the American Embassy in BiH, will commemorate Orange Day – day of fighting violence over women and girls through a cinema projection and premiere of the film “S(HE)?” at “Cinema City” Multiplex in Sarajevo representing women from our society as brave heroines of everyday life.

“We made this film to express our thanks to all women, the magnificent heroines. Thus we wish to prove to them that we absolutely appreciate what they are doing. We wish to emphasize the importance of their lives, because heroism is something that comes naturally to them. Finally, they brought us to this world, but we sadly take often them for granted. Let’s give them what they truly deserve. Gratitude, respect and endless love” – stated Mirela Ajanovi? from the Institute for Youth Development KULT.  

The women whose life stories were the topic of the film “S(HE)?” attended the projection. 

“We are happy that someone decided to provide an opportunity for women who are not public personas to tell their life stories, because we have something to say. We will continue to fight in order to take our corresponding position in the society” – stated the actors of the film.

After the projection, an event was organized in order for the women from all spheres to exchange experiences and discuss the obstacles they encounter on a daily basis.

According to the data of the Agency for Gender Equality, 52.8% of women suffered some form of violence. Even though there are certain statistical data, it is difficult to refer to concrete numbers.

The Institute for Youth Development KULT, with the support of the American Embassy in Sarajevo, has been conducting the “Orange voices for gender equality” project. One of the aims of the project is to commemorate Orange Day on every 25th of the month by promoting and lobbying for gender equality, commemorating and fighting violence over women and girls and raising public awareness of this problem. 

The UN Secretary General declared the 25th of each month as “Orange Day”, the day of reminding of importance of preventing, stopping and punishing violence over women and girls. 



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