Selma Hadžihalilović is a feminist activist with over 20 years of experience working on improving the quality of life of women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over the past two decades, she has worked on issues of the right to conscientious objection to compulsory military service of military service, prevention of trafficking in human beings in BiH, women’s political participation and issues of violence against women and girls. Co-founder of a large number of women’s organizations in BiH, as well as Women’s Network of BiH, and various international networks such as Women Waging Peace. She is involved in the development of Alternative Reports for the CEDAW Convention – especially in the areas concerning socially marginalized women – women from villages, independent parents and third-year women. It advocates the establishment of a uniform alimentation fund on the level of whole BiH, the adoption of NULTE tolerance to violence and discrimination against women and girls, and actively works to promote the women’s perspective on current socio – political issues. Polyglott, she enjoys meeting and learning from the experiences of women from different parts of the world. She is the winner of the Social Welfare Awards 2016 Snow Clyde Social Justice Award – Center for Social Justice, Oklahoma University (USA).
Place: “Crvena”, Sarajevo (BiH)
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
Filming: Zlatan Filipović, Adnan Peco, Haris Sahačić
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret