Joint Submission to the Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women Review of Bosnia and Herzegovina
30 September 2019
74th Session, 21 October-8 November 2019
Submitted on 30 September 2019
Submitted in original language: English
This joint report was submitted by WILPF International Secretariat’s initiative Women Organising for Change in Bosnia and Herzegovina together with Association for Culture and Art –Crvena, a feminist organisation based in Sarajevo, and Association of citizens Oštra Nula, a Banja Luka-based NGO, to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, ahead of its review of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The report looks at the gendered impact of economic reforms implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina, analysing in particular participation of women in economic decision-making; the effects of the reforms on women’s access to work, pensions and social protection. and women’s right to health. The submission also puts a spotlight on migration, environmental concerns and shrinking space for activism.