mothers and daughters
The project is promoting healthy communication between mothers and their daughters to strengthen family bonds by promoting healthy communication and breaking gender stereotypes.
This project is a result of the first “HARMONY Project: Train the Trainer” program, implemented in B&H in 2021.
We believe that positive changes in society are only possible if we first make positive changes within ourselves. By delivering our “Train the trainer” program across the region, both the philosophy and implementation of our mission will spread to communities who need it most.
About the project
Three days workshops were organized in Mostar, B&H, to promote healthy communication and strengthen the relationship between mothers and daughters to: break gender stereotypes, end cycles of violence, empower women to express themselves and speak-up without fear.
With the provided techniques, they were able to learn how to create the necessary conditions for a safe, healing, empowering, and cohesive circle of women, that will not only provide the emotional support, but also promote strong women leadership.
Fourteen women and girls participated in this project, which was created in collaboration with “Talking about us” project. Activities were supported by Association “Dignity” from Mostar, and Alma Hasanovic, another HARMONY Trainee.
The implementation of this project was supported by the Rotary International (Global Grant) and NGO SANCHILD.
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HOW IS THE LOCAL HARMONY PROJECT CREATED?
HARMONY Project is a platform for education of professionals, designed with the focus on individual well-being, interpersonal connections, and trust-building.
One HARMONY Project starts as the “Train the Trainer” program, where participants (trainees) undergo 7 training modules carefully designed by the international coaches, and results in the Local HARMONY Projects. Each project is designed by one trainee and addresses one issue or an important topic in their local communities, and is implemented by employing their unique skill set, SANCHILD’s values and the HARMONY Project mission to inspire positive changes. Finally, the projects may continue to be improved and implemented in the future, to create “long-lasting ripple effects that positively transform societies”.
About HARMONY Trainee
“The project is a great mosaic of different stories which will break gender stereotypes that remain very present in B&H through generations. The most important goal is to bring consciousness on how important we are to each other as human beings, and that we cannot be complete without others by our side.”
Edisa Demic is a longtime activist, professor of pedagogy and master of sociology. In 2005 she started working in non-governmental sector, and she is currently the president of the Association “Dignitet”. She has participated in and organized numerous projects implemented in B&H and internationally, with the focus on fighting against human rights violations and trafficking, protection of children from abuse, pedophilia and pornography, violence against women and gender equality. She has contractual employment in numerous international and local organizations. She is currently an UN-IOM (International Organization for Migration) facilitator and CLP coordinator for Mostar.
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