The part I of the activities was held for the first group of participants of the program "Women for Women - Women's Solidarity for Change"
The Academy for Women, with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) has, from July 24th to 26th, 2020 realized the first part of the education within the project "Women for Women - Women's Solidarity for Change". Members of political subjects in B&H, voters from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the training of the first module „Political Literacy of Women in B&H". On the first day, before the theoretical and practical lectures, a panel "Political portraits of women politicians in B&H" was organized, which was attended by: Mayor of Visoko Amra Babic, Mayor of Jezero municipality Snezana Ruzicic, Minister of Health Tajana Colic and Olivera Nedic, PDP member and activist. Participants of the Women for Women program had the opportunity to hear personal political experiences of these great women both within their local community and in the process of connecting municipalities, cities, individuals from different parts of B&H, in order to address vital issues, build bridges, and provide real care for people and community. Over the next two days, in interactive lectures led by Alen Kristić, Jasmin Hasić and Maja Gasal Vražalica, participants, in addition to theoretical knowledge, had the opportunity to apply the acquired techniques and skills and based on that realize their political potentials, but also get acquainted with the system and competencies of individual levels of government, with a focus on the local level, political subjects, and the process of preparing elections and creating candidate lists, as well as preparing a personal or political party campaign.
One of the goals was achieved at the very beginning, because women of different age groups, who are active in different areas of public life, came together to act together. It was reaffirmed once again that the political literacy of women, both those already active in political subjects and those who are not members of political subjects but follow socio-political developments and are active in their communities, is a necessary first step for meaningful action. Throughout these two and a half days of activities and practical experience we were strongly aware of the fact that knowledge is power.
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