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More Serbs and Croats emigrated over the next two decades, and in a 1991 census Bosnia’s population of some 4 million was 44 percent Bosniak, 31 percent Serb, and 17 percent Croatian.Elections held in late 1990 resulted in a coalition government split between parties representing the three ethnicities (in rough proportion to their populations) and led by the Bosniak Alija Izetbegovic.For as long as she can remember, Armina Medic has stood up to bullies, even if it meant she got beaten up.In her youth, her grandmother predicted Medic's sense of justice would lead her to do something bigger one day.The survey also asked these high school students about their views on physical, emotional and sexual violence.The center is taking part in a three-year initiative across Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia to educate young people about all forms of prevalent gender-based violence.Surveys conducted in 20 by local nongovernmental organizations have found that between one-third and two-thirds of women in Croatia and Bosnia have experienced some sort of abuse from their partners.In addition, a 2003 study by the World Health Organization reported that 23 percent of women in Serbia have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner.“The violence that exists in everyday life, that young people see at home and in society, gets replicated in adolescent relationships,” said Jadranka Milicevic, project manager in CARE International’s office in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Sixty percent of Croatians between 16 and 19 years of age have experienced some form of violence in a romantic relationship, according to a 2004 survey by the same organization that created the booklet, the Center for Education, Counseling and Research, in Zagreb, Croatia.
Last month, Medic was one of three women who were honored at an International Women's Day celebration in Burlington for their work in helping vulnerable and underserved populations.
Medic is a victim advocate with the Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office.
"Sarajevo is the best proof that living together is possible and that it represents the only way of life for us," he said.
This week, about 120 leaders from 27 countries arrived in Sarajevo to take part in a meeting of the youth-led Muslim Jewish Conference, founded by Ilja Sichrovski in Vienna in 2010.