Zvijezdana Marković

Bosnia and Herzegovina

HIA Program:

United-states United States 2015


Zvijezdana is a human rights activist, lawyer, blogger from Banja Luka. She started her engagement in the civil society sector in 2009, participating at the Youth Leadership Program at Salem (Oregon, USA), where she learned about rhetoric and debate. From 2010 she became active in the non-governmental sector of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she worked as a multiplier at Fund For Youth Projects on the selection and monitoring of the youth-led projects from rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After that, she was a project manager at Youth Press Association on the issues of free media space for youth. She participated in 2013 on the Erasmus exchange program in Graz (Austria) in area of international human rights law. She is the author of many articles and legal publications, among which she examined the constitutional reforms and international obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is currently employed in Foundation United Women Banja Luka, where the focus of her work is free legal aid aimed at enabling access to court for women victims of gender based violence. She also works as a legal researcher for the international platform Lawyr.it