"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse

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May 10, 2022

"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse

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"It’s all very real": Bosnian women politicians unprotected against online abuse - BalkanInsight

A lack of legal regulation and the inefficiency of the Bosnian justice system mean Bosnian women in politics face little or no protection against gender-based abuse online.

Lana Prlic became a deputy leader of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014 and a member of parliament in the country’s mainly Bosniak and Croat Federation entity in 2018.

But it was only in September 2021, when she took to Facebook to promote vaccination against COVID-19, that Prlic became a household name. And not in a purely positive sense.

Posting a picture of herself being vaccinated, Prlic triggered a deluge of inappropriate, vulgar and chauvinistic comments.

Click here to read the full article published by BalkanInsight on 6 May 2022.

Author: 
Maida Salkanovic
Publisher: 
BalkanInsight
Publication year: 
2022