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Young women find voices – and inner leadership – in Bosnia and Herzegovina

BY IN UN Women On 12-08-2012

Conversations have taken a livelier turn at dinner tables across Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), according to one young Bosnian woman. “We live in patriarchal community in BiH, and during family meals there are often discussions about what men and women should do – about women’s obligations at home,” says project coordinator Nejra Kadic, 23, with

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Young women find voices – and inner leadership – in Bosnia and Herzegovina


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