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Saying „NO“ with confidence

In a world where women often find themselves navigating a maze of societal expectations and gender roles, the ability to say “no” assertively can be both empowering and liberating.

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Early signs of an abuse

While many relationships are characterized by love, respect, and mutual support, some unfortunately involve elements of abuse and control.
Recognizing the early signs of an abusive partner is crucial for protecting oneself and maintaining emotional and physical well-being within a relationship. Abusive behavior can manifest in various forms, ranging from subtle manipulation and control tactics to overt acts of violence. Identifying these warning signs early on can empower individuals to make informed decisions about their relationships and seek support if needed. By understanding the dynamics of abusive relationships and learning to recognize red flags, individuals can take proactive steps to prioritize their safety and well-being.

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PATRIARCHY IS KILLING US

A brief review of the article from Oslobođenje
Punishments for brutal murders of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina are too lenient, which repeatedly repeats discrimination against vulnerable members of society.

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Intersectionality and Violence: Understanding the Complexities Faced by Marginalized Women

In contemporary discourse on gender equality and social justice, the concept of intersectionality has emerged as a crucial framework for understanding the multifaceted nature of oppression and discrimination faced by individuals with intersecting identities. Intersectionality recognizes that various social categories, such as race, gender, sexuality, disability, and immigration status, intersect to shape individuals’ experiences of privilege and marginalization. When applied to the context of violence, particularly violence against women, intersectionality reveals the complex and interconnected forms of oppression faced by marginalized women, including women of color, LGBTQ+ women, indigenous women, women with disabilities, and immigrant and refugee women.

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Education as a Right: The Abuse of Preventing Women’s Access to Education

In societies worldwide, education stands as a fundamental right—a catalyst for empowerment and progress. Yet, for countless women, this right is withheld, often as a tool of control and abuse. Considering that in Bosnia and Herzegovina it is sort of considered “traditional” for a woman to strictly be a housewife and let the man do the education and all the work to provide for the family. Denying women access to education not only violates their basic human rights but also perpetuates cycles of oppression and inequality. What consequences could an uneducated woman have in the future?

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Sexual assault

Sexual assault on women is a pervasive and deeply troubling issue that affects individuals across all walks of life. It is an act that violates the fundamental principles of consent, respect, and dignity. Despite ongoing efforts to address and prevent sexual assault, it continues to be a pressing concern in societies worldwide.
Sexual assault is a widespread problem, with statistics painting a grim picture of its prevalence. According to various studies and reports, a significant number of women experience sexual assault at some point in their lives. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that these statistics likely underestimate the true extent of the issue, as many cases go unreported due to fear, shame, or a lack of faith in the legal system

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The cycle of violence

Violence within intimate relationships is a pervasive issue that casts a shadow over countless lives globally. One key aspect shedding light on this dark reality is the “cycle of violence.” The cycle of violence is a known thing that happens in abusive relationships, and it repeats in a way that needs us to pay attention to. It is important to understand and notice this cycle, not just as something we think about but as a really important step in dealing with the complicated dynamics in abusive relationships. Taking a closer look at the details of this cycle is crucial for people who want to help break the patterns of violence that keep victims stuck in these tough situations.

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History of feminism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Feminism in Bosnia and Herzegovina has evolved significantly over the years, shaped by the country’s complex history, socio-political dynamics, and its unique position at the crossroads of different cultures. The feminist movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina gained momentum particularly during and after the Bosnian War (1992-1995), as women played crucial roles in both conflict resolution and post-war reconstruction.

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The effect of domestic abuse on children

Domestic abuse can have profound and complex effects on children who witness or experience the violence. The impact can be wide-ranging, affecting the children emotionally, socially, and developmentally. Here are some specific ways in which domestic abuse, particularly when the woman is the victim, can affect children

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