Monday, August 22, 2011

BiH Wrap-up Discussion

Thanks to the UNL Department of Political Science Senning Summer Fellowship, and the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Summer Fellowship, I was able to complete my initial research in BiH. I was able to get a fantastic overview of the status of civil society and peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first week of my travel and in the final week and a half I was able to interview select women's NGOs, shadow one NGO in particular, and observe a couple events organized by women's NGOs. It was an extremely productive research trip and I look forward to future research visits to BiH to continue to understand the role that women's organizations and women's issues play in the state. I have been left with a large amount of information to process, particularly regarding themes such as competing women's issues and the impact of ethnic politics on women. More will undoubtedly be written about this and other research travels in the future, so stay tuned!

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