In the period October 17 – 19, 2011, the Association for Democratic Initiatives and Youth Initiative for Human Rights in cooperation with the Faculty of Law Bihać, held the training for youth on the topic of discrimination. The training was held on the premises of the Faculty of Law. The OSCE of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a partner of the project, which is funded by the International Organization for the Protection of Human Rights Civil Rights Defenders.
On the first day, after the introductory speech by the Dean Prof. PhD Nevzet Veladžić, Predrag Raosavljević , representative of the Institution of Ombudsperson, spoke about the role of the institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the ways and means of combating discrimination, which they recognized as a major problem.
The training was continued by Saša Bojanić, representative of the OSCE, who spoke on the topic of hate crimes and their punishment, and emphasized that the topic was closely related to the problem of discrimination.
Nina Šeremet, Master of democracy and human rights, discussed with participants about the principle of non-discrimination as a human right and as the most important element of all human rights. She also explained the idea of equal opportunities and rights to the participants through a game Take a Step Forward.
On the second day, Nina Šeremet explained legal mechanisms of protecting human rights and eliminating discrimination. Afterwards, Sanel Huskić, an expert in the field of advocacy, continued the lectures, explaining through practical examples how advocacy can be used to combat discrimination and human rights abuses. Afterwards, together with the participants, he tried to find a solution to some of the problems in their local community.
On Wednesday, the third day of the training, a round table was organized, which was moderated by prof. Genc Trnavci. The participants discussed what they have learned over the past two days, gave their examples, arguments, expressed their views and showed keen interest in further work in this area.
Senior Assistant M.Sc. Nikola Findrik and Senior Assistant M.Sc. Jasmina Bešlagić also attended the training.
After distribution of certificates, the YIHR BiH participants and activists Adi Omerbegović, Najdan Mašić and Ruba Velagić organized a street action, a video survey and distributed promotional material.