Bosnian Women March to End Femicide.
The strangling of a 32-year-old-woman by her husband sparked marches throughout Bosnia, calling attention to Femicide. Demonstrators are asking the Bosnian government to bring femicide to legislation and make it a criminal offense.
On October 11th, a 32-year-old woman was strangled by her husband in Bihac, Bosnia. According to the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina, “every third woman in Bosnia is a victim of violence.” Femicide is not recognized in Bosnian law so cases are prosecuted as murders. (Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
On October 14, women in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and many other cities in Bosnia started to march to draw attention to femicide. Demonstrators also urged the government to create laws that combat violence against women and domestic violence.
(Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
Call to the Government.
Women’s Network of BiH, a nongovernmental organization, participated in the march in Sarajevo. They demanded the government bring femicide to legislation and make it a criminal offense (Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
“We women must be loud and speak on behalf of all those murdered women. We owe them at least that, and we also owe it to all women who are exposed to any risk of being killedWe women must be loud and speak on behalf of all those murdered women. We owe them at least that, and we also owe it to all women who are exposed to any risk of being killed.”
— Selma Hadzihalilovic,
Women’s Network of BiH
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