Gender mainstreaming at the University

As a part of the activities of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC), on Jun 13 education for non-teaching staff were organised. The fifth education was attended by representatives from the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Traffic and Communication. This education was led by Prof. Dr. Marija Lucic – Ćatić (Faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies UNSA) member of the UNSA Council for Gender Equality. In addition to providing information about what gender-based violence is, what are its forms, how to recognize it and how to proceed if any form of gender-based violence occurs, the aim of education is to present both documents and institutional mechanisms that faculties and the University can use to protect all their employees, as well as students, against different aspects of this type of violence. Beside the topics concerning the concept of gender-based violence at universities, participants were presented with the results of the UNIGEM survey conducted at UNSA in 2021, on a sample of students, teaching and administrative staff. The UNSA Gender Action Plan was discussed, and as well as the Protocol on the treatment of sexual and sexually based harassment as a form of violence in the administration organs, public companies, public institutions and legal entities founded by Sarajevo Canton, and Guidelines for the prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment, harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sexual characteristics at UNSA.

The education is organized as part of the project “The University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM)”. Project is supported by the UK Government and implemented by the TPO Foundation.