Prevention and Illicit Arms Reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina (project PILLAR)

The project to be implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina starting with January 2021 seeks to implement a comprehensive response to raising awareness amongst the population regarding the dangers of illegal firearm possession, and contribute to behavioral change and comprehensive understanding of the threats posed by SALW within families, community and the society in general.

Specifically, the project will work with the formal associations of women police officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as “agents of change”, in order to strengthen their capacities to better tackle the limited understanding of the general population regarding SALW-related threats.

The project will also directly implement structured countrywide campaigns, outreach activities and advocacy addressing the impact and threats posed by illicit SALW to the general public, especially vulnerable groups (women, children, young men).

Budget: US$769,406

Implementing period: January 2021 – June 2023