16+ years of supporting young people in the Balkans

April 26, 2023 YMI News

to reach their full potential in society while addressing gender inequalities, promoting violence prevention, healthy lifestyles, and healthy versions of masculinities.

Regional Youth Leadership Camp 2023

July 10, 2023 News

CARE International Balkans and Young Men Initiative team organized the second Regional Youth Leadership Camp at National Park Tjentište in Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina for more than 50 young people across the region from 29th June to 3rd of July 2023.  Camp participants have been selected based on demonstrated leadership potential and outstanding engagement in their […]

“Building healthy lifestyle habits of the boys in Gostivar and Gjorce Petrov”

June 22, 2023 YMI News

On 21.06.2023, Center for Research and Policy Making in North Macedonia held the final meeting of the project “Building healthy lifestyle habits of the boys in Gostivar and Gjorce Petrov”, where they shared the experiences gained from the implementation of the project and the results achieved. Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in […]

Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of the Netherlands in North Macedonia visits YMI

April 20, 2023 News

Center for Research and Policy Making and Organized Youth Association had the honor of hosting Deputy Ambassador of Embassy of the Netherlands in North Macedonia, Robert Dekker in Gostivar, while conducting the workshops for building healthy lifestyle habits of the boys from Gostivar and Gjorce Petrov. This workshop was dedicated to a discussion about the […]

Program Y workshops in Kosovo

April 5, 2023 News

YMCA Kosovo organizes workshops of the Y program every week in the classes of the Economic High School in Prishtina. The most crucial subjects for these age groups linked to the use and risks of drugs, including alcohol, are also incorporated among the topics explored through various interactive activities with the students. Students consistently express […]

Training for elementary school teachers under Program Y in Kosovo

April 2, 2023 News

Training for elementary school teachers under Program Y has been successfully completed! 📎The three-day training was filled with productivity and interactivity from the participating teachers, who were eager to learn and implement Program Y as a manual and methodology to prevent gender-based violence. 🔍The primary objective of this training was to enable teachers to comprehend […]

Workshops at University of Business and Technology – UBT

April 2, 2023 News

At the University of Business and Technology – UBT, with the students of the department of Psychology SIT explored the complex and often misunderstood concepts of gender and sex. Through discussion, they delved into the societal perceptions that shape our ideas of what it means to be a man or a woman. Beyond defining the […]

Presentation of Impact Study Research

March 23, 2023 News

On March 16, 2023, YMI and CARE organized an event in Sarajevo to present the results of a study on the impact of an educational program aimed at preventing gender-based violence and promoting healthy lifestyles. The event began with opening words from guest speakers after which chief researcher and dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, […]

International Womens Day in Mostar

March 12, 2023 News

Be a Man Club Mostar celebrated International Women’s Day with partner high schools in Mostar. Youngsters of partner high schools had an opportunity to write how they would contribute to gender equality and women’s rights. Besides these posters, they had a chance to read and learn about the biggest achievements made by women through the […]

International Womens Day

March 10, 2023 News

For International Womens Day CARE and YMI team marched and protested across the Balkans. We united with others like-minded to raise our voice against inequality, violence against women, and femicide The fight for women’s rights isn’t a one-day event. It’s a lifelong commitment to justice, equality, and respect. It’s about challenging the status quo, pushing […]

Zero Discrimination Day

March 3, 2023 News

On the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day, SIT Center held an event that brought together a diverse group of youngsters to watch the captivating movie “The Green Book”. After the screening, they opened up the floor for an interactive and engaging discussion where attendees shared their personal experiences with discrimination. The event was a beautiful […]

ACT for Society and Youth Crime Prevention Center signed MoU

February 25, 2023 News

ACT for SOCIETY Center in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and under the coordination of the Juvenile and Youth Crime Prevention Center, has signed an MoU to establish cooperation for rehabilitating minors in society after serving their sentence. As part of the Future4Youth project, ACT for SOCIETY will implement the Y+ manual, which focuses […]

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