ABOUT IDENTITY

 

ABOUT IDENTITY

Discrimination backed by the law

Discrimination backed by the law

Bosniaks in Kosovo are faced with language discrimination, and the most common reason is that their language is similar to Serbian. But language is not the only reason. Although there is a legal framework that requires the employment of minority communities in public institutions, this law is not enforced. More in the story of our Vjosa Cerkini.

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Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion
Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Most young people from Kosovo are Muslims and most of them practice their religion. Although not all of them consider themselves as religious, these young people can be an example of religious tolerance. Those who are religious and who practice religion have very good relations with those who not. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Land of Hope and Glory
Land of Hope and Glory

For most of my childhood, I was one of those lucky children who always expected to go to a top university. Whether this was due to my natural talent for academics, my mother’s unwavering trust and support, or pure entitlement, I will never know. In my eyes, these »top universities« were in the United Kingdom

The students in Prishtina raise their voice
The students in Prishtina raise their voice

Students of journalism at the University of Prishtina in their regular activities within the Public Relations course managed to address many of the social problems that plague the citizens of Kosovo. Whether it’s about victims of sexual violence during a recent war or breast cancer, the message of student campaigns is clear: “Silence does not help!”. More in the story of Vjosa Čerkina.

Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Kosovo’s youth choose the path of religion

Most young people from Kosovo are Muslims and most of them practice their religion. Although not all of them consider themselves as religious, these young people can be an example of religious tolerance. Those who are religious and who practice religion have very good relations with those who not. More in the story brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

Politics without clear ideology

Politics without clear ideology

Participation of Kosovo youth in politics is not at satisfying level, although an increasing number of young people vote on elections. Our interlocutors think that the source of the problem is insufficiently defined ideology of the parties. More in the video brought by Vjosa Cerkini.

A collective struggle for human rights

A collective struggle for human rights

In Northern Macedonia there are no official gay bars and clubs where LGBTIQ people can hang out, but from time to time gay friendly places appear. It is often the most difficult for transgender people who are often confronted with violence and discrimination. The difficult situation is often aggravated by power. More in Kristine Ozimec’s video.

Change of Name “by Compromise”

Change of Name “by Compromise”

Macedonia is currently undergoing a complex process of changing the country’s name in the Rebublic of Northern Macedonia. The agreement signed with Greece to unblock the process of joining the EU into NATO and NATO. The youth’s views on this topic are divided. More in our video by Kristine Ozimec.

Is Nationalism Good?

Is Nationalism Good?

We talked with four representatives of the youth of four opposition political parties in Serbia about the term of nationalism. What does youth think about whether nationalism is good and whether it brings anything good?

Author: Aleksandar Klarić

Family, Education and Social Networks

Family, Education and Social Networks

Our Vjosa Çerkini from Kosovo has spoke to young people in Prishtina in order to understand which things affects the forming of their personality. Family, education and social networks are among the most common answers. Find out more in the video story!

Welcome to Shutka

Welcome to Shutka

Shuto Orizari or Shutka is a municipality in Skopje that is mainly inhabited by Roma nationality. Besides Roma, Shutka is inhabited by Bosnians and Albanians as well. Our Kristina Ozimec spent a day with Muhamed Aibaz, young psychologist who was born and raised in this neighborhood. In this story we meet the neighborhood and its residents.

Transgender Montenegro

Transgender Montenegro

Hana and Džoli are transgender people from Podgorica who have decided to share their story of discovering the gender identity and huge steps that this discovery brings. Their story is similar to most stories of transgender people in the Balkans. After the transition process has passed, they decided to awaken their struggles and stand up for themselves in activism. More in story brought by our Jelena Kontić.

Young Roma almost invisible in Macedonian media

Young Roma almost invisible in Macedonian media

Young Roma aren’t satisfied with the way they’ve been presented by the media. News that encourage mockery and stereotypes towards Roma get the most of the attention by the media. We spoke to two young Roma journalists about this problem. Watch the whole story in the video prepared by our Kristina Ozimec.

“Everyone is flaying to their flock in fear from other”

“Everyone is flaying to their flock in fear from other”

Talking about identity young people from Vukovar, Brcko, Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Velika Kladusa, Zenica and Skoplje.
*”Everyone is flaying to their flock in fear from other” – from song “They’re coming” – Dubioza kolektiv

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Equalizer is helping youth in North Macedonia

Equalizer is helping youth in North Macedonia

Global humanitarian network Equalizer is expanding its reach among young players in North Macedonia. It is an Israeli idea which uses youth love for football to teach them more and provide fairer education which is financed by Equalizer. Equalizer is basically a...

We have to talk about the violence

We have to talk about the violence

Peer violence cases in Montenegro gained public attention when a girl’s father stated that she had taken her own life. The second is the case of a 12-year-old girl who was abused by a group of older boys for more than a month, harassed, filmed, blackmailed, asking for money and valuable things from her. After that, the children and the parents started to stand up. The State Prosecution has no record of cases of peer violence, while the NGO “Parents” survey showed that every fourth child in the past school year experienced some form of peer violence.

Author: Jelena Kontić

My neighbor does not bother me!

My neighbor does not bother me!

Conflicts on the territory of the former Yugoslavia have had lasting consequences on the population that survived those wars. This has also affected the creation of tensions in the post-war years that made life in this region much harder. However, the generations of young people born after the wars want to go further. That’s the way it is with young Kosovars who are not bothered by their neighbors, regardless of religion, nation, or sexual orientation. More in the story of Vjosa Cerkini.

Youth strategy exists only on paper

Youth strategy exists only on paper

In 2015 The Government of Northern Macedonia adopted the Youth Strategy, which should regulate all things related to this population. However, the Strategy was adopted in a non-transparent manner, and many Macedonian organizations from North Macedonia have warned of major failures in making it. The other problem is that the Strategy exists only on paper and is not being implemented by the institutions. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

Eco-friendly Country Needs Eco-friendly People

Eco-friendly Country Needs Eco-friendly People

Reflecting on what he would improve in his hometown Nikšić, 18 years old Miloš Džiknić founded a non-governmental organization devoted to developing the space for young people and raising their awareness by offering them an alternative to everyday habits that often lead to depression.
In addition to NGOs, “Green Center”, he has also recognized his affinities for discovering and perfecting biology. Now, at the third year of study, he belongs to the first team that counted and analyzed the life conditions of the endangered eel in Skadar Lake.
Believing in the natural potentials of the state, he believes that more and more attention should be paid to the conservation and the proper use of nature.

MKC Skopje – the place where everything starts

MKC Skopje – the place where everything starts

The Youth Cultural Center (MKC) Skopje is known as the place where alternative art arises and lives. That was so while the MKC was  called the Youth Chamber “25. May “. Simply put, it is a place whose significance for young people and art can not be conjured up in words or can be measured by some of the people of known metrics. More in Kristine Ozimec’s story.

“This is your flag, this is your jersey“

“This is your flag, this is your jersey“

Talking about identity – young people from Mostar, Fojnica, Kiseljak, Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Podgorica and Vukovar
*“This is your flag, this is your jersey“ – from song „Letter to an alien“ – Marchelo

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