“The exclusion of women from the process of making peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina has diminished the prospects for sustainable peace. When will we learn that no peace can be sustainable and just without the active and meaningful participation of women?” Read the full article ‘If women are left out of peace talks’ written by Gorana […]
As part of the Initiative, and at the invitation of women’s organizations from Ukraine, which in cooperation with WILPF organized the workshop Sharing Bosnian and Georgian Peace Building Experience in Ukraine, we visited Odessa from 7th to 11th October 2014. This was not our first meeting with the representatives of women’s organizations from Ukraine since we already met in Geneva in June 2014. However, this meeting was wider in scope and was attended also by Georgian activists and larger group of activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Given recent developments in Ukraine and similarities between the Ukrainian narrative and the one at the beginning of the 90’s in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an informal meeting was organized between activists from Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I was one of three women from Bosnia who participated in this meeting and these are some of my impressions from the meeting.