By enhancing the capacity for self-sustainability of social services

The goal of the project is to improve the capacity of UG “Otaharin” to provide social services and implement the programs, ensuring the institutional acceptance of these activities of the organization and to achieve the level of activities that will be suitable for accreditation, and also, through the development of social entrepreneurship, the self-sustainability of the organization and improving the quality of life of service users that UG “Otaharin” provides. This project is a logical upgrade to many years of experience and lessons learned from UG “Otaharin” in dealing with marginalized and vulnerable groups of the population. The social services that are essential for these categories of population by the state are insufficient and the burden of social services falls on third non-governmental organizations, while at the same time the state shows little will when the need to fund or co-finance social services for marginalized and vulnerable categories. Having this in mind, UG “Otaharin” has begun to develop integrated inclusion programs. Integrated inclusion programs are more comprehensive and provide better chances for successful inclusion of users. Of course, the more comprehensive these programs are more demanding in terms of the necessary resources for their implementation.

Knowledge and prevention to health – Institute of Public Health

We will deal with this project with the health care segment of Roma. A high-quality approach and direct contact with the target group will contribute to a better approach to health care and insurance, but above all to the concrete solution of certain problems such as immunization of children, a problem that interferes with the dogma due to unjustified suspicions about the effects of vaccines. Likewise, by mapping, we will contribute to the creation of healthcare cards in the target group and thus we will facilitate the system of monitoring the health development of children.
Additionally, mapping through a mediator approach can increase the chance, that is, to increase the number of users who will access the healthcare system by providing quality information about the rights regulated by the Law on Health Insurance and the Law on Health Care.
Women, as one of the beneficiaries of this project, will acquire the necessary information and knowledge for the maintenance of health, both of themselves and of their families (with emphasis on children). Through counseling, workshops and information, they will have the opportunity to place their awareness of the importance of a preventive approach to health care at a high level of priority.
It is important to emphasize that the Association as a partner in the project will have a Women’s Association “Roma women”, an association that has experience in working with women and education of women

UN Women Regional Project – Bibija

The project is focused on consolidating votes against the violence of citizens, women, national and local non-governmental organizations, experts, human rights defenders, civil society activists and national institutions working on Roma issues and gender issues.
In this direction, the overall goal of the project is to contribute to the development of measures aimed at multiple, broken inequalities and other forms of discrimination and violence against Roma women.
The specific objective of the project is to: Strengthen the voice of Roma women to monitor, report and advocate for the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention and Suppression of Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
NGOs that are active in preventing and combating violence against women are key actors in monitoring and applying CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention. Within this project, we will support local NGOs to fulfill their role in accordance with GREVIO recommendations.

Sport to social changes and education

With this project, we plan to directly involve 84 Roma children (70%) and 36 (30%) non-Roma children who are in a state of social need and / or are users of the Day Care Center for children living or working on the street or at risk of becoming, aged 6 – 18 years old. Both Roma and non-Roma children come from socially vulnerable and / or dysfunctional families, DC beneficiaries and participate in activities. Roma children come from Roma settlements, while non-Roma children who are involved in the project also live in their vicinity, and are therefore selected as suitable for the target group.

The project is planned to include 80 parents of direct beneficiaries, at least one parent of each child, taking into account that there are many parents with more than one child involved in project activities. Of the total number of parents, 30% are non-Roma.

60 children regularly attending sporting activities, activities organized by the Day Center, showing progress and interest in work, and who regularly go to school will receive monthly scholarships.

School material will be provided (twice during the project, at the beginning of each school year) for children who regularly attend sports and other activities in the organization in DC and who attend school regularly.

Initiative for Empowering Roma Civil Society in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The overall objective of the project is to establish a constructive and systematic dialogue between local and national authorities and Roma non-governmental organizations in order to improve Roma integration policies, social inclusion, anti-discrimination, inter-ethnic dialogue, socio-economic development and civil rights.

Specific objective 1: to strengthen the professional capacity, legitimacy and responsibility of (pro) Roma NGOs and to improve their long-term strategic organizational planning.
Specific Objective 2: raising awareness of model approaches for Roma inclusion (ways beyond social exclusion) and achieving structural changes in local public policies by creating strategic partnerships with other civil society, local institutions, municipalities and other stakeholders.
Specific Objective 3: To contribute to more effective policies and to hold governments accountable for policy development, decision-making and implementation. Specific objective 4: Encourage regular networking of (pro) Roma CSOs at the regional and EU level and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills and relationships, and increase and expand their impact on campaigns and advocacy.

 

Promoting more healthy lifestyles among young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina challenging gender stereotypes

Project, Youth Initiative – Promoting a healthier lifestyle among young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina challenging gender stereotypes “During the project implementation, it is foreseen that each grade in the previous 2016./2017. In the year that passed through the cycle of workshops to pass the remaining 5 workshops from the second cycle in 2017, it is planned that each class will pass 10 workshops, in I cycle 5 and the remaining 5 in the second cycle.

The goal of the project is to awaken the awareness of peers from the middle school “Agricultural and medical school” Bijeljina about healthy lifestyle.

The planned results are to awaken awareness of harmful effects such as: Psychoactive substances and the importance of violence, how much this actually occurred in us and how we can change the condition and in what way.

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