Sarajevo Open Centre presented their annual report on human rights of LGBT people in BiH. Photo: Anne Havnør/Norwegian EmbassySarajevo Open Centre presented their annual report on human rights of LGBT people in BiH. Photo: Anne Havnør/Norwegian Embassy

On May 19 the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly organized a session about human rights of LGBT people. This was a milestone event for LGBT people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it was the first time that the BiH Parliamentary Assembly organized a thematic session that was completely devoted to the problems and issues that LGBT people are facing on an everyday basis.

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Photo: Ludovic Bertron/Flickr.com

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. This day is also Norway’s National Day, where we celebrate our constitution that provides democracy and human rights for all. We are proud to share our National Day with this important cause.

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Photo: Council of Europe

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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882 students from 24 municipalities were gathered in Sarajevo and Banja Luka for the 12th Student Entrepreneurship Fairs in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “Business Innovation Programs” (BIP), which is financially supported by Norway, arranged the fairs.

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Sarajevo Open Centre has published a new report on the state of women’s rights in Bosnia-Herzegovina – this time in cooperation with the women’s foundation “CURE”. The Norwegian Embassy has financially supported the report, which shows both positive and negative trends regarding gender equality issues in Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to the report, 2014 was the year when the issue of war relate...

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Admiral Dedichen and representatives from BiH Ministry of Defense and BiH Armed Forces Photo: The Norwegian Embassy

On Monday May 4, Norwegian Rear Admiral, Ms Louise Dedichen, arrived for a two day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The main purpose of the visit was to strengthen the dialogue related to the higher levels of military training and gender issues in BiH and Norway.

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BiH Minister of Defense, Ms Marina Pendes, and Norwegian State Secretary from the Ministry of Defense, Mr  Øystein Bø. Photo: Norwegian Embassy

On 23 April, the Norwegian State Secretary from the Ministry of Defense, Mr Øystein Bø, came for a two days visit to Bosnia- Herzegovina (BiH). The purpose of the visit was for the State Secretary to meet with Norway’s cooperation partners in BiH in the security- and defense sector. The security- and defense sector is one of Norway’s main focus areas of cooperation with BiH. The visit further...

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A group of young Norwegian politicians – from almost all political parties represented in the Norwegian parliament – visits Sarajevo this week. The purpose of the visit, which is arranged by the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs and Telenor, is for the young politicians to learn more about the political and economic situation in Balkans and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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On Monday March 23 the Norwegian Ambassador, Ms Vibeke Lilloe, invited women from the women’s association “Udružene” to a knitting party in her residence. Approximately 30 women participated at the party where they knitted, drank tea and showed off the different items they had made.

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