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SGIP Activity in BiH Launches Radio Call-In Shows Featuring Women MPs

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) Parliament MPs Hafeza Sabljaković and Katica Čerkez on BH radio 1

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) Parliament MPs Hafeza Sabljaković and Katica Čerkez on BH radio 1

On October 30th the first in a series of six radio call-in shows featuring the work of women MPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina aired on national public BH radio 1. The series is promoting awareness of the vital role women are playing in BiH governance. USAID/Strengthening Governance Institutions and Process (SGIP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina organizes the radio series in co-operation with the non-governmental human rights and advocacy organization “Rights for All.” Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) Parliament MPs Hafeza Sabljaković and Katica Čerkez presented their work with their parliament’s Women’s Caucus, followed by a discussion of their suggested amendments to the Criminal Code. The MPs also discussed the issue of sentencing policy and violence against children in the context of amending the Criminal Code. Listeners were also given the opportunity to ask questions directly to the MPs during the broadcast. Questions ranged from concerns over the future debt that will be left to BiH’s children due to IMF loans; the problems that victims of family violence have when they are forced out of their homes (rather than the perpetrator of the violence); and the issue of resisting a police officer during an arrest.

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Posted November 08, 2013