A woman with a blue beret

A woman with a blue beret

The RS MoI Women Network-RS WPON, supported by Trag Foundation from Belgrade, is implementing the “Institutional Support” project, which includes activities aimed at strengthening the role of women in security sector and combating gender-based violence. One of very successful results of the project is a publication of the monograph “A Woman with a Blue Beret” written by a member of the RS MoI Women Network, Iskra Stojčinović, which tackles the contribution and experience of women police officers of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior in peacekeeping missions. “A Woman with a Blue Beret” describes very vividly the hidden contribution of women police officers to the support of peace and security, but also touches upon different experiences during the missions in South Sudan and Cyprus.
Women Police Officers in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

Women Police Officers in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions

On October 21, 2020, at Board Hotel in Jahorina, the RS MoI Women Network-RS WPON, supported by Trag Foundation from Belgrade, organized a round table “Women Police Officers in Peacekeeping Missions” within the project “Institutional Support”. The participants of the round table were women police officers of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior interested into the procedures related to the participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions. The relevant guidelines and experiences were shared by the trainers, Srdjan Stojaković, Gordana Mitrović and Iskra Stojcinović.
Workshop “Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management”

Workshop “Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management”

On October 13/14 and 19/20, 2020 a representative of the RS MoI Women Network-RS WPON, Željka Mileusnić, took part as a speaker at the workshop “Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management” which was held at hotel Kardijal, Teslić. The workshop was organized by “Lara” Foundation from Bijeljina as an interactive training with the representatives of the subjects of protection, i.e. the police, centers for social work, prosecutor’s offices and non-governmental sector. Alongside with the Network member, speakers were, also, a prosecutor from the District Prosecutor’s Office Bijeljina and a psychologist, Amela Bašić-Tomić, from “United Women” Foundation, Banja Luka.
MEETING WITH UNDP BIH REPRESENTATIVES

MEETING WITH UNDP BIH REPRESENTATIVES

A meeting between representatives of the RS MoI Women Network and UNDP BiH representatives took place on October 16, 2020 in the premises of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior. The meeting discussed the cooperation between the Association RS MoI Women Network and UNDP BiH in “PILLAR” project which will be implemented from January 2021 to June 2023 and which is planned to support women’s empowerment, stronger role of women police officer networks, and the promotion of gender equality in the security sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Education of police officers on gender-based violence through social networks

Education of police officers on gender-based violence through social networks

“Education of police officers on gender-based violence through social networks” was held on June 22, 2020 in the hotel “Hajdučke vode” in Teslić for police officers of PA Doboj and PA Prijedor.  The education is a part of the same project implemented by the Association “RS MoI Women Network – RS WPON” with the financial support of the Gender Centre – Centre for Gender Equity and Equality of the Republic of Srpska.

The education was carried out in full compliance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska.

This project is financially supported by FIGAP II funds.

The Instrument for Implementation of the Gender Action Plan in BIH (FIGAP II program 2018-2020) is a result of cooperation between the Agency for Gender Equality of BiH – Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, Gender Centre of the Federation of BiH and Gender Centre of the Republic of Srpska, and is aimed to ensure sustainable implementation of the Gender Action Plan of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The program is supported by the Kingdom of Sweden, represented by the Swedish Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina, through Swedish International Development Agency SIDA. “