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Working with young people to overcome gender stereotypes, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013-2020

Type of project Youth focused
Timeframe 2013 - 2020
Scheduled status Completed
Areas of intervention Human and minority rights
Locations Bosnia and Herzegovina
Donors Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Freiburgstrasse 130
3003 Bern

+41 (0)58 462 34 75


Encourage young men and women in Bosnia and Herzegovina to lead healthy, non-violent, gender equitable lives
Key Activities
Before the current phase began, Care International's Young Men Initiative developed and assessed a learning model aimed at teaching staff at vocational schools attended mainly by male pupils and at social workers working outside of schools. Activities included organizing 'Be the Man' clubs in 20 high schools, there were frequent national public information and awareness-raising campaigns as well as campaigns on social media. In addition, teachers, youth workers and the staff of specialised NGOs receive specific training on these issues to help them to support young people., and a textbook has been created to assist them. One of the cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has already asked its 29 secondary schools to integrate the teaching programme developed by the project in their curriculums. Finally, while working in the field Care International takes the opportunity to collect all kinds of scientific data about young people
Target groups
a) National and district authorities in the youth, education and health sectors
b) Education professionals
c) Young people aged 15 to 26 and their parents d) NGOs active in the youth sector
Results from previous phases:
1) The capacity to act of NGOs involved in non-formal learning among young people is enhanced.
2) The ministries and agencies in charge of education and gender equality support the project's implementation and ultimately include the teaching materials developed in both official and non-formal curriculums.
3) Young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina better understand the issues surrounding their lifestyles, violence against women and gender equality.

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Project budget

Currency: CHF

Total 67.102.000,00
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 671020.00


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