BiH’s human rights defender Jadranka Milicevic selected for “2017 Sakharov Fellowship”

Jadranka Milicevic from CURE Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been selected as one of the 14 human rights defenders from over 1,000 applications worldwide as a European Parliament Sakharov fellow in 2017. She is working in CARE International Balkans on the regional project for active inclusion and the rights of Roma women in BiH, Serbia and Montenegro.

“The fact that someone from Bosnia and Herzegovina was selected by the European Parliament should make this country’s citizens proud”, said Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH. “It shows and values the important work human rights defenders do in BiH and the Western Balkans. It should also serve as an encouragement to many others to continue their human rights work in BiH on its path to EU membership.”

Initiated by the Network of Sakharov Prize Laureates, the Fellowship is an investment in human rights activists who carry the spirit of the Sakharov Prize in an increasingly challenging environment. The Fellows will receive training in Brussels (6 – 9 June) and in the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice (10 -17 June) to enhance their capacities in fighting for human rights.

 

More information on the programme: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sakharovprize/en/sakharov-prize-network/sakharov-fellowship.html