Education in the field of trauma, psychological consequences of trauma, stress, crisis and capacity building of non-governmental organizations

In 2018, Medica Zenica held a workshop for young people "Let's show respect for their courage and condemn the atrocities that a man is ready to commit!" Which was attended by young people, students and graduates of various faculties, who discussed the situation in support of war rape survivors. and sexual abuse.

In 2018, Medica Zenica held a three-day supervision for trainers - health workers as part of the project "Approach to Stress and Trauma Sensitive" for health workers who provide support to victims of gender-sensitive violence after holding 3 training modules. Medica Zenica held the same period 165 educational workshops on gender-based violence in secondary schools in Central Bosnia and Canton 10. Also, Medica Zenica held two three-day workshops on capacity building of civil society organizations to monitor and prepare an alternative report in the field of prevention and suppression of violence against women, and in accordance with the Istanbul Convention.

In 2017, Medica Zenica, in cooperation with partner organizations, held three round tables "Connecting educated high school teachers on gender-based violence with existing resources in communities - representatives of the Multisectoral Team for the Prevention of Domestic Violence in three municipalities of Central Bosnia Canton : Novi Travnik, Travnik and Donji Vakuf. ”

Education in the field of gender equality, gender mechanisms and women's empowerment in rural areas

In the period from January to June 2018, Medica Zenica held 10 one-day workshops and to women from the Informal Network of Women with the aim of affirming women to give their vote of support to women from their village who have run for local community councils.

Currently, the Informal Network includes 27 rural areas from the area of ​​Zenica-Doboj Canton. Various activities, trainings, meetings and visits are organized within the Informal Network.

In June 2018, Medica Zenica held a three-day workshop in Vlašić, for leaders from the Informal Network of Women from Rural Areas of Zenica-Doboj Canton.

In the period January - December 2017, the activities of the Informal Network of Women from Rural Areas, which was formed in June 2013, continued.

In 2017, the rural areas Drugavci - Babino and Kovanići from the City of Zenica, and the surrounding villages from the municipality of Vareš, where the program of economic and psychosocial empowerment took place in 2017, joined the Informal Network of Women from Rural Areas.

In April 2016, a five-day training was held for women leaders and representatives of the Informal Network of Women from Rural Areas, which was attended by 25 women members of the Informal Network from Zenica-Doboj Canton (Arnauti, Vrselje, Babino, Orahovica, Smajići, Kolići, Šerići, Vukotići, Bistrica, Raspotočje, Janjići, Vranduk, Stranjani, Pojske, Mečevići, Kovači, Krivaja, Balačići, Begov Han, Kopice, Vareš). During the workshop, the women talked about past and current activities in the villages, the difficulties they face, the support they have from others, and what additional support they need, the possibilities of how to get support from others. Through a presentation and education tailored to them, the women received information on writing projects, addressing and applying to donors. Through group work, the attendees had the opportunity to practically test the knowledge they gained and during the group work they worked on project proposals that they could write.

Educational and preventive work in rural areas

In the period from 2011 to June 2018, "Medica" Zenica held a total of 199 educational and support workshops with women and girls from the Zenica-Doboj Canton from the following local communities: Babin, Begovo Han, Orahovica, Smajic, Kolic, Starina, Seric, Vukotić, Bistrica, Jastrebac, Kovač, Krivaja, Mošćanica, Vranduk, Mečević, Novi Šeher, Pojsko, Kopic, Balačić, Kovanić and surrounding villages from the area of ​​the municipality of Vareš, and the surrounding villages of the village from Žepče. The workshops were attended by a total of 476 women and girls aged 15 to 60 years. During the workshops, various topics from the psychosocial area were worked on, as well as work on strengthening one's own sources of strength and raising self-esteem and self-confidence, basics of recognizing violence and referral mechanisms for protection against domestic violence.

Peacekeeping in BiH, women peacekeepers - peacebuilding processes in BiH

Module V of the European Program for Interreligious Learning EPIL

- From 30.09. to 06.10. In 2017, the fifth EPIL Module was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with the topic “Challenge of Migrant Communities - Understanding Integration”, in which representatives from BiH also participated. The module was held at the Dominican Monastery in Huissen. Representatives from BiH and Medica Zenica gave their contribution by presenting experiences in the exchange of cultural and religious riches, historical migrations and migrations in the present time. During Module V, the final diploma theses of the graduates of the two-year cycle of EPIL were presented. Director of EPIL mr.sci. Sabiha Husić, together with the members of the Board team, handed out certificates of successful completion of the cycle to the participants.

Module IV of the EPIL European Interreligious Learning Program

In the period from 20.-26.05.2017. Module IV of the European Program for Interreligious Learning of EPIL on the topic "Justice and Reconciliation as a Contribution to the Healing Process" was held in Sarajevo, Srebrenica and Zenica. This module was attended by participants from Austria, Turkey, the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina. "European project for interreligious learning - EPIL" is an educational program whose goal is to find new ways of common peaceful and constructive life in all religious communities in BiH, Europe and beyond. Education is focused on Christian-Muslim relations and the role of women in creating a culture of peace. Bearing in mind that women are important in creating conditions for everyday life in families, neighborhoods, social and cultural communities, the project was primarily created for them.

At the Faculty of Islamic Sciences in Sarajevo, as part of Module IV of the European Program for Interreligious Learning, a lecture was held on various topics such as: "Contribution of educational institutions in the peacebuilding process"; "The role of religion in the process of global migration - challenges for society"; "The work of the Faculty, the importance of theological education today." Presentations and reflections on these topics could be heard from prominent professors from the Faculty of Political Science in Sarajevo, the Dominican Research Center for Theology and Society, University of Amsterdam, and from respected members of the EPIL board.


Educational workshops on gender-based violence


Educational workshops on gender-based violence