Author(s): Saša Gavrić
Subject(s): Politics, Gender Studies, Government/Political systems, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: women; political life; BiH; Dayton accords; post-Dayton; gender equality; conclusion;
Summary/Abstract: Looking at the developments over the last 25 years, one can reasonably ask the question: have we achieved gender equality in political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina? The glass-half-empty crowd could simply declare the last 25 years an absolute debacle. A woman was never the President of BiH, nor was a woman ever the Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers BiH, nor was there a single woman president of a major political party. Politics has stayed the male domain. On the other hand, the glass-half-full group could point out the progress we made. The 3% rate of representation in the early 1990s climbed to over 20%. Women are slowly but surely winning posts and they are ever more present in political life, the Government, and the parties.

  • Page Range: 96-97
  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English