March 29, 2018

The Awakening of Spring – Self-care workshop, Becici

From March 25 to 28, 2018 the representatives of the RS MoI Women Network – RS WPON attended a self-care workshop organized for members of women rights organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Montenegro at Splendid hotel in Becici.

The workshop was held with the aim to provide insight into feminist self-care policies, that is, to support activists to continue a very important job and to have commitment and motivation, which are key to working with people in a vulnerable position who are beneficiaries of their work. The main idea was to give those who help others a certain place and time to reinforce and regenerate. The workshop gathered 70 activists of feminist organizations from four countries of former Yugoslavia – Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar, Bijeljina, Trebinje, Nis, Vranje, Leskovac, Belgrade, Pancevo, Niksic, Podgorica, Kotor etc. as a part of the regional program “Empowering Women Organizations and Movements to End Violence Against Women”

Through interactive workshops the participants had the opportunity to get to know each other by exchanging experience in working with victims of violence and to develop a vision of individual, organizational and region-wide capacity building programs for self-care and collective care.