OPEN LETTER to the National Assembly of Republika Srpska regarding the Discussion on the Information and Recommendations of the Study on the Position of Serb Women Victims of Wartime Sexualized Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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On April 24th the Women Organizing for Change initiated an open letter to the National Assembly of Republika Srpska provoked by the discussion on the Information and Recommendations of the Study on the Position of Serb Women Victims of Wartime Sexualized Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We thank all of you who signed the letter recognising the importance of acting on time when it comes to discriminatory approaches towards victims of wartime rape and other forms of sexualised violence.

The letter was sent on May 4 to the following:

Kabinetu predsjedavajućeg NS RS
Kabinetu generalnog sekretara
Klubu poslanika DNS-NS-SRS
Klubu poslanika koalicije Domovina
Klubu poslanica NDP
Klubu poslanika PDP
Klubu poslanika SDS-SRSRS
Klubu poslanika SNSD
Klubu poslanika SP
Odboru jednakih mogućnosti
Odboru za boračko-invalidsku zaštitu
Odboru za zaštitu prava izbjeglica, raseljenih lica i povratnika
Odboru za zdravstvo, rad i socijalnu politiku
Odboru za ustvna pitanja
Zakonodavnom odboru

We also forward the letter to these international organisations and embassies:

Mr. Lars Gunnar Wigemark, Delegation of the European Union to BiH and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Valentin Inzko, Office of the High Representative 
Mr. Jonathan Moore, Osce Mission to BiH
Ms. Anne-Marie Esper Larsen, UN Women 
Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, United Nations in BiH/UNDP
Ms. Doina Bologa, United Nations Population Fund
Mr. Andrew Mayne, UNHCR
Mr. Fredrik Schiller, Embassy of Sweden
Ms. Vibeke Lilloe, Embassy of Norway
Mr. Maureen Cormack, Embassy of the United States
Mr. Edward Ferguson, British Embassy
You can find the letter with all signatures under the menu Other/Statements.