Amela Dudic

Amela Dudic, born in Zenica in 1988 student of Economics, unemployed, single.

The Dusko Kondor Award for Affirmation of Civil Courage is given to Amela Dudic because, although aware of the risk, she had the courage, in the patriarchal society of Bosnia and Herzegovina to stand up publicly against sexual harassment.

  • In August 2009, she published video and sound recordings on her mobile phone of a monologue by her boss, the President of the Association of Soldiers of the Federation of BiH in Zenica, in which he offered her benefits for sexual favors
  • Her report of the incident and the recording itself were published in all the media including TV and provoked a variety of comments from the BH public, very few of them supportive of her action.
  • As a result of her bravery she was criticized and despised by sections of the public and lost her job, which was the price she paid for her civil courage.
  • Her example of civil courage contributes significantly to the education of women who are one of the groups most vulnerable in BH society.
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