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Latest items for Bosnia-Herzegovina

Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 18, 2021, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Combatting violence against women and domestic violence is mainly the responsibility of the entities. BiH law defines and prohibits gender- based harassment, including sexual harassment, as a form of discrimination. NGOs reported that sexual harassment was a serious problem but that women rarely reported it due to the expectation they would not receive systematic support from law enforcement institutions and that the perpetrators would go unpunished or receive light punishment, as evident by years of such practices by judicial authorities" (pg 28).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Bosnia-Herzegovina were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .01 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Bosnia-Herzegovina" (p 43).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 57.3 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 57.3 per 10,000 population" (p 58).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 29.4% (p 66).
April 29, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ATC-DATA-2

No reservations (CODER COMMENT)
April 23, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"I arrived in Mostar Bosnia late at night and did not feel safe at the bus station – not for my personal safety but I was worried about being pickpocketed as there were lots of people asking for money. Otherwise during the day there I felt like I was being stared at and watched but nobody ever approached me or said anything that made me feel unsafe" (para 69). Based on a solo female travelers' accounts, women generally are stared at in the streets but there is no indication that street harassment is frequent (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
April 23, 2021, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"As a solo woman in Bosnia and Herzegovina, I didn’t have any unpleasant experiences that were related to my gender" (para 43). At most, female travelers have received staring but there is no indication of inappropriate approaches on the street (CAT - CODER COMMENT).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Bosnia-Herzegovina were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 43).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 74.8 years for males and 79.8 years for females" (p 42).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 6 per 1000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 10 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 10 per 100,000 live births" (p 43).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Bosnia-Herzegovina of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 21.9%" (p 50).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Bosnia-Herzegovina is 11.0 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 50).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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March 2, 2021, 10:41 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to data from PEW, 4% of people in Bosnia-Herzegovina believe that polygamy is morally acceptable, while 85% of people believe that it is morally wrong. (CM - CODER COMMENT)
March 2, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Attorney Esad Hrvacic explains that nobody has the right to practice polygamy on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 'That is the basic postulate of the European law. It is impossible to apply the Shari law according to which a man can marry more than one woman,' Hrvacic said, yet added that Bosnia’s law on family does not prescribe fines for polygamy" (para 23-24).
March 2, 2021, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Sharia wedding in Bosnia and Herzegovina is allowed but only symbolically and after the couple is married in accordance with the Family Law. According to that law, polygamy is not allowed, i.e. none of the spouses can be married to more than one person. Also, Sharia wedding alone is not legally recognized" (para 14).
March 2, 2021, 10:01 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"'We are married before Allah…' the woman from Sarajevo says, adding that she is aware of at least twenty other women, who have become the second wives to Arab men and one has even become the third wife... The Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina says they don’t have any data on this subject" (para 11, 13).
March 2, 2021, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"A thirty-six year old woman from Sarajevo, who has two children from her first marriage, told BIRN about how she married an Arab, to become his second wife. She says her new husband, who is 51, originally came to Bosnia for business, to open a small company in Sarajevo. They met, the woman recalls, when he came to her place of work... After a while, a mutual friend who is already married to an Arab introduced them. This friend explained that the man was looking for a Bosnian wife, to help her if he could. She says it took her about two months to familiarize herself with his way of...more
March 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"'Considering the fact that they already have wives of their age, they will normally look for younger women. However, in some cases they search for women of their age,' she said, explaining that most of the Arabs who marry Bosnian women [in polygamous marriages] come from Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt and Libya" (28).
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"In addition to the continuation of a well-formed criminal network, the borders of BiH remained largely unprotected. If there was anyone at a crossing he most likely was not getting paid and it was easy to ensure that the large numbers of women crossing the Sava River from Serbia went unnoticed. Consequently, women and their traffickers could enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with relative ease" (para 4). "Over time it also became apparent that there was direct involvement of peacekeepers in the actual trafficking itself. Women were recruited in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe. They were transported through Serbia, usually given false documents, and then moved into BiH,...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"As Jacqui True explains in her upcoming book 'The Political Economy of Violence Against Women', the liberalization of markets has 'created new spaces of gender violence' (True 2012: 19). It should be noted that approximately 30 % of those trafficked into Bosnia and Herzegovina said that the reason they decided to migrate was to escape violence at home. It also explains how traffickers could operate so freely. True goes on to state that sexual violence against women is integrally linked to the material basis of power — a power that is, more often than not, specifically male. This is important because it makes a direct link between capitalist systems and...more