The Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBH), along with the Honorable Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), cordially invite you to The Fifth Annual Bosnian Women’s Day on Capitol Hill. We will be celebrating the courage of women and addressing the challenges that women face in being included in political and peacemaking processes and examining ways to overcome these challenges.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 10th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. Congresswoman Johnson is widely recognized as one of the most effective legislators in Congress. She is credited with originally authoring and co-authoring more than 150 bills that were passed by the House and Senate and signed into law. Congresswoman Johnson presently serves on the Aviation Subcommittee, Highways and Transit Subcommittee and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Bosnia. Since coming to Congress, Congresswoman Johnson has earned the reputation of being a stateswoman who is dedicated to improving U.S. foreign relationships and policies. She works tirelessly towards improving human rights around the globe. Congresswoman Johnson’s acclaimed initiative “A World of Women for World Peace” has been nationally and internationally recognized.
H. E. Jadranka Negodic was born in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a degree in Law. During her diplomatic career, Ambassador Negodic has served as head of the division for neighboring countries and chief of diplomatic protocol, as Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sarajevo. She was Head of Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU and Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Kingdom before assuming the post of Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States of America.
Diana Sehic is a gender and human rights expert and the President of Rights for All – a Sarajevo based NGO that is widely recognized as a leading women’s rights protection organization in Southeast Europe. Ms. Sehić has participated in the drafting of key human rights legislation such as the BiH Gender Equality Law, FBiH Violence Against Women Law and the Anti-Discrimination Law in BiH. She was born in Sarajevo and graduated from the University of Sarajevo with a degree in Law.