CARE partner organization Youth Power and members of the Be a Man Club Mostar, on the occasion of the world campaign „16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women, organized a street action called “It’s not her fault, I’m here for her”, on the Old Bridge in Mostar on November 26, 2020. The aim of the action was to raise citizens’ awareness of the prevention of violence against women.
Citizens of Mostar who were passing through the old part of the city today had the opportunity to see a large banner that was placed on the Old Bridge with the inscription “It’s not her fault, I’m here for her.” 30 young members of the Be a Man Club tried to show the citizens of Mostar that we are all responsible as a society when it comes to violence, and that we should all react together when we see violence and work to prevent it.
Every year, Youth Power regularly celebrates 16 days of activism with various street actions, online campaigns and workshops and this year, for the start of this global campaign, they decided to send a message to the city of Mostar that we should eliminate every possible form of violence and work on building a world where violence is not the answer to solving a problem.
Salko Sakoč, Project Assistant at the Young Men Initiative project, said that this action was implemented within the Young Men Initiative program, which the NGO Youth Power has been implementing for many years.
“Today’s action was implemented within the Young Men Initiative program, as well as all subsequent activities that we have prepared for the global campaign „16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women”, which lasts until December 10. The action was designed by members of the Be a Man Club Mostar, who have been working for many years to promote gender equality and prevent violence, and today they decided to send a message against violence against women to the citizens of Mostar – said Sakoč.
The global action, which runs from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, calls worldwide for an end to all forms of violence against women.
The activity was implemented within the project Young Men Initiative II (YMI): “Promoting Healthier Lifestyles among Youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Challenging Gender Stereotypes II”, which is supported by the Swiss Government, OAK Foundation, Austrian Development Agency and CARE International Bosnia and Herzegovina.