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General Purposes

Youth Initiative for Human Rights - Bosnia

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • Location Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina

About this grant

The program goal is to strengthen youth engagement and activism on issues of transitional justice and human rights promotion in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Bosnia, a nongovernmental organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will organize networking, training, and informal educational activities designed to empower young people to be more involved in shaping how Bosnian society deals with the legacy of war, addresses ongoing human rights issues, and integrates into the wider Europe. During 2014-2015, the grantee continued to develop interactive, innovative approaches to raising awareness among the general public and young people, in particular, about key human rights issues facing their society and communities. Using social media and face-to-face activities, the grantee supported young people to lead and carry out projects in their communities. The grantee also organized trainings, summer camps, study trips, and events to mark important dates, such as the Srebrenica genocide and international human rights day. Registered in Bosnia in late 2009 and based in Sarajevo, the grantee was formerly the branch office of the Serbian Youth Initiative for Human Rights, a long-time Mott grantee.