1On Friday, 28.9.2018. a one-day conference on "The Role of Women's Activism in Popularizing Science" was held in Sarajevo. The conference was financially assisted by the Federal Ministry of Science and Education.
The conference was attended by political and activists from the non-governmental sector, representatives of the federal parliament and cantonal assemblies.

In the introductory speach, the director of the "Ibn Sina" research institute in Sarajevo, Dr. Kazem Zoghi Barani, thanked the participants as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Science for support and recalled the importance of the role of women's population in national development. Dr. Barani added: Today, in the world, especially in developing countries, great emphasis is placed on the development of human resources as an important dimension of all national development. Women today represent half of the world's population and execute two thirds of jobs worldwide. This information is about the role of women in social processes. Today, we are trying to update the question of the need to intensify their role in the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina and to foster responses to the issue of human resource development among the women's population and their participation in the scientific as well as the country's development at all.

Assist Kenela Zuko, a representative of the Federation House of Representatives of the Federation of BiH and a longtime educator and political activist, spoke of her rich experience by emphasizing: Our fundamental role is the role of mother and she should not be neglected. But we have the strength and capacity to contribute to the development of our society and the state, not only by raising healthy and conscientious members of society, but by actively engaging in all the social and political processes at the highest levels.
Dr. Selvedina Sarajlić Spahić, a representative of the Canton of Zenica-Doboj Canton, spoke about the definition of activism and importance of female activism in our country, emphasizing that he has been very present in our society in recent years, but that there is no adequate scientific valorisation.
Assistant to the Minister of Justice in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton Government, Jasminka Bratić, a multi-year activist in the non-government sector and educators, spoke of the rich experience of activism. Ms. Bratić reminded me of the importance of motivation, pointing out that motives in activism should not be mere material, but love and general interest must be ahead of everything.
In the following, the Conference and other participants actively discussed the topic being discussed. The experiences of women activism within the Islamic community were discussed by mr. Sabrija Mehmedović, Coordinator for Women's Activism at the Sarajevo Mufti, and Sadika Avdić, President of ŽEO Kevser, on the necessity of better equality and the association of women's associations.
Summing up the results of this paper to conclude that women's activism in no way neglects the role of mother and educator of future generations and that women have the strength and capacity to contribute more strongly to society and participate in all important processes, including political decision-making. Women can and will be more inclined and more proactive to influence different levels of decision making to improve the status of education and science in society. There is a particular need for greater investment in science and scientific development, which is one of the important parameters of country development at all.

 

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