Gathering of Be a Man Clubs in Sarajevo

February 1, 2023 News

Another nice gathering of our Be a Men Clubs. Last week members of Be a Man Gračanica and Be a Man Club Mostarthey visited Sarajevo and hung out with the members of Be a Man Club Sarajevo In addition to having fun, they also used the time to plan future activities and create very interesting […]

Gymnasium “Sveti Sava” in Belgrade became School of Excellence

February 1, 2023 News

21.1.2023 “Sveti Sava” Gymnasium in Belgrade was declared a School of Excellence. They earned this title because of their outstanding work in the implementation of a scientifically based violence prevention and youth health promotion program. We congratulate all employees and students of the school on this success. #YMI#careinternational#CARE#programY#austriandevelopmentagency#oakfoundation

Sweedish journalist team visited YMI

February 1, 2023 News

Last week we had a meeting in IPD offices with a journalist team from Sweeden that express interest in the YMI project and want to write a story about us. Several members of Be a Man Club Sarajevo shared their stories and experiences on their involvement in the project. Photograph Martina Holmberg and journalist Maria […]

Opening of Youth Centar in Gračanica

January 26, 2023 News, YMI News

On January 17, 2023, a new Youth Center was officially opened in Gračanica. This state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with everything needed for optimal functioning and is open to anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the local community through their activism. The Youth Center will also serve as a meeting and activity […]

CARE International Balkans condemns rise of violence across Western Balkans

January 17, 2023 News

CARE International Balkans condemns rise of violence across Western Balkans

Perceptions of young men’s lives and their relationships with the community (research)

January 12, 2023 News

From the 13th to the 16th of December Center for Research and Policy Making conducted research on „the perceptions of young men’s lives and their relationships with the community”. 👥 Through focus groups with young men from Skopje and Gostivar they discussed and heard their opinions on various topics, such as the dimensions of masculinity […]

Pretend Much? Campaign

December 19, 2022 News

During 16 days of activism, YMI did an online campaign „Pretend Much?“. We wanted to focus on all the negative things that happened around us, that people just started to ignore because of how often they occurred. Society is so used to it so much, that those behaviors are normalized and not taken as seriously […]

Seminar “Penology and Civil Society” in Banjaluka

December 13, 2022 News

In the period from the 7th to the 9th of December 2022, the Perpetuum Mobile Institute organized a three-day seminar, entitled “Penology and Civil Society” with members of the Association of Penologists of the Banja Luka Region, who work in the professional treatment service of the Banja Luka Penitentiary. During the seminar, the Young Men […]

The Last Tunnel Activity in Kosovo*

December 5, 2022 News

Within the 16 days of activism, SIT- Center for Counseling, Social Services and Research is organizing the activity “The Last Tunnel” remembering femicide (the killing of a woman or girl, in particular by a man and on account of her gender) victims from after the war period in Kosovo. Yesterday, for the fourth time, we […]

Job Announcement

December 5, 2022 News

CARE International Balkans is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Project Manager (Maternity cover) for its “Future for You(th): Young people as Leaders of Life Skills Education in the Balkans” project. CARE International Balkans has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm or any fraudulent practice or […]

Program Y towards institutionalization

November 18, 2022 News, YMI News

SIT – Center for Counseling, Social Services and Research in cooperation with YMCA in Kosovo and CARE International Balkans organized the third meeting with the working group (key stakeholders) of Kosovo for the Institutionalization of Program Y. Key topics that SIT presented to MESTI – Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Municipal Directorate of […]

MenEngage Europe members meeting in Berlin

November 17, 2022 News, YMI News

Last week, from 6th to 8th November – CARE International Balkans participated in a MenEngage Europe members meeting in Berlin, Germany.  Different organizations and academic institutions around Europe gathered to discuss different approaches and modalities of work with men and boys on violence prevention and gender equality, and to exchange efficient and effective examples of […]

Be different, block hate 

November 7, 2022 News, YMI News

The Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Srpska implemented the campaign “Be different, block hate” with the aim of protecting children and young people on the internet and reducing hate speech and cyber violence, which has been on the rise in recent years and has lasting consequences on the life and […]


October 28, 2022 News, YMI News

 Together with our partners from Skopje,Center for Research and Policy Making- CRPM, CARE International Balkans will implement project “Young Men Initiative in Gender-Based Violence Prevention in North Macedonia “  The goal of implementing YMI project in North Macedonia is to have male youth aged 14-19 hold attitudes and increasingly demonstrate behaviors that support more gender-equitable […]

Young Men Initiative – Second Regional Partners’ Meeting, Belgrade, October 11-14, 2022

October 18, 2022 YMI News

Representatives from 9 partner organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo and Albania gathered to discuss the next steps for the implementation of Young Men Initiative (YMI) project and achievement of joint vision: to enable positive and peaceful environment for young people in the Balkans.

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