The book #ŽeneBiH is an artistic, activist and research initiative that is comprised of biographies of over 50 BiH women who have broken stereotypes and advocated women’s rights and emancipation. Each woman was illustrated by a different woman illustrator/designer/artist from BiH. This is a book about first female artists, writers, poets,  social workers, national heroines, directors, scientists, musicians, doctors, activists, professors, and other exceptional women from BiH.

We started this initiative wishing to contribute to the visibility of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to encourage similar educational initiatives.

This book celebrates women who decided to pursue education even when women were not allowed to do so, who were (and are) ambassadors of BiH art and culture in the world, the women who promoted women’s rights at a time when they did not even exist, women who gave their lives in the fight against fascism, women who have achieved worldwide fame in their respective fields of work, and those who were or are one of the greatest treasures of BiH.
Authors of the book (from left to right): Masha Durkalić, Hatidža Gušić and Amila Hrustić Batovanja.

Photo: Imrana Kapetanović