Association „Novi put“ from Mostar is one of only three nominees from around the world for the world-renowned Thomson Reuters Foundation - Stop Slavery Hero Award 2022.
"Novi put" is the only non-governmental organization from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also from Europe, which was shortlisted for this prestigious award. In addition to "Novi put", two other NGOs from India were nominated. The shortlisted candidates were chosen from more than 150 entries received this year from more than 30 countries.
The Stop Slavery Award is an annual initiative led by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a UK-registered charity that recognizes and celebrates those dedicated to combating all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking.
„Novi put“ has been shortlisted for the Stop Slavery Hero Award 2022. This award was established to recognize organizations from around the world who have made a significant impact in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, one of the most important humanitarian issues in the world.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation - Stop Slavery Award will be presented at the gala ceremony in London on April 28, 2022, when all the winners will be officially announced. The Award ceremony will be hosted by the world-renowned law firm Baker McKenzie, based in London.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation - Stop Slavery Award is considered one of the most important global recognitions in the field of humanitarian work and media.
This is another important international recognition that the NGO "Novi put" received for its engagement in the field of protection of women's and children's rights and prevention of human trafficking. We remind you that the Association "Novi put", as the only organization from BaH, has already received the prestigious international award for combating child trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, which was presented to them by H.E. Queen Silvia of Sweden at the suggestion of the Swedish Foundation "Child10" in 2021.
A child rights-based approach (CRBA) is grounded in general human rights principles and standards as well as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and is integral to designing programs and policies that affect children. It echoes the needs and rights of children as awarded to them by virtue of being children and human beings.
Association „Novi put“ has started with the implementation of the project titled „Provision of direct support to the victims of contemporary forms of slavery”, supported by the UNHCHR.
During the project implementation, direct psychological, social and legal assistance will be provided to victims of all forms of contemporary slavery.
Direct assistance to victims of all forms of contemporary slavery is very important for their reintegration, especially due to still worsened situation in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic.
“Novi put” implemented the project that aimed to enhance the capacity of news media organizations to produce content that clearly challenges gender stereotypes and to advance gender equality objectives.
During the project implementation advocacy and awareness materials were distributed among all stakeholders and target groups, as well as available online.
A working group was established whose members produced Guidelines for media reporting on women and girls, as well as 15 newspaper/online articles and radio broadcasts based on the collected in-depth qualitative and quantitative data and used the content to lobby news media to adopt and implement reporting guidelines and gender ethic codes. The Guidelines and the Lobbying document were sent out to all news media organizations and uploaded on the fb and web pages of “Novi put”.
Three (3) interactive workshops were held for a total of 58 beneficiaries (B&H editors, journalists and representatives of social justice and gender justice CSOs) active in the project focus areas aimed at enhancing the capacity of news media organizations to produce content that clearly challenges gender stereotypes and advances gender equality objectives.
15 workshops were held throughout B&H for a total 352 participants representatives of media audience aimed at initiating them to hold their news media accountable for professionalism in journalism through fair, balanced and accurate portrayal of women, minority and marginalized groups with respect to reporting on the project focus areas.
A Public Awareness Raising Action and Outreach Campaigns throughout B&H were held targeting the general public.
The project tackled the obvious underrepresentation of females in news media stories by presenting tangible data that had been obtained earlier. All events organized were used to also identify ways in which B&H media could contribute to promotion of NGO activities, advocacy and awareness raising and on the other hand the news media would be able to use expertise and findings of NGOs while reporting about topics NGOs have been dealing with.
During all project events “Novi put” staff emphasized the role of media in creating prevailing images about perception of women in the society, and the fact that the media outlets are also very responsible for creating or breaking gender stereotypes.
Association „Novi put“ has implemented a project "Awareness raising campaign on trafficking in children in Bosnia and Herzegovina ", which is being implemented within the joint program of the European Union and the Council of Europe "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and the project " Prevention and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina ”, with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the members of the“ RING ”network.
The aim of this project is to raise public awareness of the risks and all forms of child trafficking among children and youth, their families, guardians, homes for children without parental care, competent institutions, as well as preventing and reducing the risk of all forms of child trafficking in B&H, through networking of the non-governmental and governmental sectors and increasing the awareness of citizens and the general public. Special attention is paid to raising awareness of all forms of child trafficking among the Roma population.
The project was implemented from 1.2.2021 to 31.07.2021. in Sarajevo Canton, Herzegovina Neretva Canton, West Herzegovina Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton, Tuzla Canton, southern, north, north-east parts of the RS, Banja Luka region.
Association "Novi put" is implementing the project "Prevention of gender-based violence in HNC and WHC" with the support of Embassy of USA to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The project aims to promote favorable social norms and attitudes to promote gender equality and prevent discrimination of and violence against women and result in achieving zero tolerance for GBV by involving Roma and non-Roma women, men, representatives of relevant GOs and NGOs, journalists, university students and general public.
designed to capture a snapshot of gender on one “ordinary”’ news day in the world news media. An ordinary news day is defined as one in which the news agenda contains the run-of-the-mill mix of stories, everyday articles on politics, economy, social issues, crime and other issues.
Integrating a Child Rights-Based Approach in CSO Programming - A best practice report by the 2021 Child10 Awarded Members
We are pleased to present you a Report on best practices in programming for child victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation gathered best practice from the Child10 2021 Awarded Member Organizations working directly with child victims and children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking throughout Europe – ASTRA (Serbia), eLiberare (Romania), Iroko Onlus (Italy and Nigeria), Novahuset (Sweden), Footprint to Freedom (Netherlands and East Africa), lightup International (Germany, Austria, Norway), Ellencentret (Sweden), Novi Put (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Marta Centre (Latvia) and VATRA (Albania).
Provision of direct psycho-social support to children and women victims of violence during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
The covid19 pandemic not only had a negative impact on the economic situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), but also caused a significant increase in cases of domestic violence, the victims of which are mostly women, but also children who are either primary or secondary victims of violence. As a result of this crisis, "Novi put" has faced a significant increase in the number of clients seeking urgent psycho-social counselling. The approved project aimed to:
- raise awareness about the prevailing forms of violence committed against women and children during Covid-19 pandemic and how to prevent it through continuous online campaign;
- increase the scope of work of the Counselling Centre of “Novi put” (CC) to provide free of charge services, psycho-social services to victims of violence; and
- assist 10 socially vulnerable families with packages containing food and hygiene supplies, face masks and disinfectants.
Joint Call for Action to European Governments on 18 October by Child 10 Awarded Member Organisations
"Today, on the EU Anti- Trafficking Day, Child10 and the 2021 Awarded Members demand compulsory educational modules for all children in all countries across Europe on trafficking and sexual exploitation of children online and offline, as well as on healthy relationships, children's understanding of sexual consent and equality between girls and boys.