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Samra Šakanović

2021 Fellow

President of the Board | Citizen's Association NELA Orašje

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Samra Šakanović is the President of Citizen’s Association NELA Orašje, a non-profit organization founded by peace volunteers and enthusiasts who believe in a better tomorrow. Samra is a writer, feminist, and activist who has spent the majority of her career working with women and girls from rural communities. She is a proud defender of minority rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has written and published two motivational books to empower women and girls in the region. For the last two years, Samra has worked on more than 200 projects, workshops, lectures and public forums for women and children in Posavina County and beyond.