Youth initiative for human rights

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights (hereinafter the Initiative) is a regional network of non-governmental organizations with programs on the territories of Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Initiative was formed by young people from these countries in order to enhance youth participation in the democratization of the society and empowerment of the rule of law through the process of facing the past and establishing new, progressive connections in the post-conflict region of former Yugoslavia.

The Initiative was formed in 2003, and more than 30 people work on various projects on a daily basis. The work of the organization also includes several hundred activists.

The mission of the Initiative is to protect the victims of human rights violations, establish new connections in the region among the post-war generations, as well as to include the young in the process of transitional justice, through promoting the truth about the wars in former Yugoslavia.

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights promotes the truth, justice, responsibility and equality as the basic values. The Initiative has offices in Belgrade, Pristina, Podgorica, Zagreb and Sarajevo.