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The CURE Foundation (CURE) is a feminist-activist organization that works for gender equality by advocating for positive social change through educational, artistic-cultural and research programs. By organizing affirmative actions, CURE celebrates the strength and power of women, and works to empower people in order to become initiators of social change in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world. Feminist activism has enabled a safe space where women are strong, fearless, capable and united in all their diversity. CURE is an organization of professionals and volunteers who take to the streets as a sign of public protest against violence, discrimination, violations of laws and basic human rights, organize performances against violence, invite artists, scientists, educators, activists, citizens to action and concrete personal contribution to create a better and healthier Bosnian society.
Awards and certificates of appreciation
The CURE Foundation has won several awards and acknowledgements, of which we single out:
The CURE Foundation was the winner of the Silver Snowflake, Freedom and IPC / SWF Silver Tree for Humanism and Contribution to the Development of Human Rights in BiH, which were awarded as part of the Sarajevo Winter. The CURE Foundation received an award in Madrid for a positive example of work practice on the topic “Gender-Based Violence, Violence in Youth Relationships: A View from A Different Angle”. The Foundation also received the Acknowledgment from the High School of Applied Arts in Sarajevo for the contribution to their activities and for the realization of the workshops as well as a Letter of Thanks from the SHL (Schüler Helfen Leben) for its contribution to the Academy for Young Leaders in Civil Society. The Director of the CURE Foundation Jadranka Miličević won the Power of Excellence award in the category of Social Engagement as assigned by the Association of Business Women of BiH. The CURE Foundation received a Letter of Thanks from the Ministry of Security in BiH for conducting the Analysis and Checklist for Gender Mainstreaming in Protection and Rescue and Disaster Risk Reduction. The document was prepared in cooperation with the Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina and representatives of institutions responsible for protection and rescue who have implemented the activities of the IPA DRAM program in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Active and recognized as the leaders of numerous initiatives within the women’s movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we stand for the detabooization of certain topics within society in general. The CURE Foundation is primarily focused on working with women and girls, spreading knowledge about women’s rights and activism, and strengthening the visibility of the role of women and girls in society. With our work, we encourage a new generation of feminists and activists, and we work to strengthen the women’s movement through different approaches and intergenerational solidarity.
- feminism, activism, art, change agents…
The CURE Foundation advocates for the equality of women and girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially those from socially marginalized groups, for a society without patriarchal norms, in which violence and discrimination are not tolerated and where women are recognized as responsible initiators and bearers of positive social changes, and they make decisions equally in society.
The CURE Foundation strives to contribute to the creation of a sustainable and solidary women’s movement that respects generational and all other differences, has the capacity, knowledge and strength to initiate, support and present processes that will lead to the improvement of the position of women, as well as other marginalized social groups.
- solidarity, safe space, zero tolerance for violence…
Strategic goals of the CURE Foundation
(2021 – 2023) – 2023.
The main goal
To oppose discrimination, homophobia, violence and re-traditionalization of society, in alliance with other dedicated women’s rights organizations and supporting actors.
Strategic Goal 1
To contribute to the fight against fascism, oppose re-traditionalization and contribute to the development of a democratic political environment and orientation towards EU integration through advocacy initiatives and dynamic dialogue with decision-makers.
Strategic Goal 2
To develop and implement recognizable educational and artistic programs of a feminist approach to justice that fight against the growth of the right wing and promote the values of peace and tolerance in BiH and the region.
Strategic Goal 3
To actively work on the further development of the CURE Foundation as a functional and sustainable organization of women leaders and bearers of the feminist movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which satisfied members reach their maximum potential.
Who are the members of the CURE FOUNDATION Team?
The CURE Foundation employs talented, educated and strong women whose activism and enthusiasm constitute the organization’s greatest asset. In implementing their programs, CURE integrates the principles of women’s solidarity, and the selfless sharing of competences, knowledge and experiences in order to empower each individual and influence the creation of positive changes in society, implementing direct programs and sharing materials, resources and information with others.