16 Days of Activism: Series of forums and lectures on gender equality at the University of Zenica (UNZE)

The “16 Days of Activism for Gender Equality” campaign is marked by the University of Zenica (UNZE) with a series of panels on women in contemporary B&H artistic practices. A lecture was also held on the importance of gender equality, psychological consequences of gender inequality and forms of gender-based violence. The activities were carried out as part of the UNIGEM project, which the TPO Foundation implements in cooperation with 19 universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia, with the financial support of the Government of the United Kingdom.

In the period from 6 to 9 December 2022 in the conference hall of the Dean’s office of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Zenica, a series of panel discussions of the Department of Cultural Studies of the UNZE was held, entitled “Professions in performance stage cultures and the position of female artists in them”, and the lecturers were Nedžma Čizmo, playwright, Lajla Kaikčija, director, Merima Handanović, proofreader and theater spokeswoman and Snežana Vidović, actress. The moderator of all events was assistant professor Hazim Begagić,.

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, a lecture divided into three thematic blocks was held at the UNZE Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology. The first thematic block entitled “What is gender equality and why is it important” was held by Dženana Radončić, Ph.D., the second thematic block “Psychological consequences of gender inequality” was held by Anela Hasanagić, Ph.D., and the third “Forms of gender-based violence” was held by Aida Rizvanović, Ph.D.

The series of forums and lectures were held with the aim of encouraging the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls, and raising awareness within the academic community about the need for active engagement in that fight.