Legal action for Home Births and Independent Midwifery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Fundraising campaign by Amira Cerimagic
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A mother, doctor and activist, Amira Ćerimagić is fighting for her right to a homebirth. In Bosnia and Herzegovina the healthcare system only allows giving birth in hospitals. Amira started a case with her lawyers for the right to have a home birth with a skilled attendant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In preparing for the birth of her fourth child, Amira did not want to repeat the bad hospital birth experiences she had had with her first three children. She felt that the safest place for the birth of her fourth child was her own home with a skilled attendant, i.e. a midwife. However, despite the rights guaranteed to her by the Constitution and the Convention on Human Rights, Ms. Ćerimagić was denied the right to a home birth with a skilled attendant. As a result, in February 2021 Ms. Ćerimagić decided to start a legal case with her lawyers for obtaining these rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Even though our grandparents and even parents were born in their own homes, it has taken only one generation of children born in hospitals to have the basic human right to a dignified birth be taken away. Although the percentage of women who chose this form of birth is small, most countries allow, or at least don't forbid, skilled attendants.

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Instructions on alternative modes of paying:


Donations outside of BiH:

BKAUATWW (UNICREDIT BANK AUSTRIA);

SWIFT: BBIBBA22XXX

BOSNA BANK INTERNATIONAL DD SARAJEVO

SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Beneficiary customer: AMIRA ĆERIMAGIĆ, BUŠĆA 28, SARAJEVO, BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA

IBAN: BA391413061320660784

Purpose of payment: Donation for cost of legal case for home births in BiH


Donations from BiH:

Bank account: 1413061311473235

Recipient: Amira Ćerimagić (BBI bank)

Address: Muhidina Čomage 18, 71000 Sarajevo

Purpose of payment: Donation for cost of legal case for home births in BiH

Organizer

  • Amira Cerimagic

Donors

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Jul 15

News article on the concept behind the legal case

Update posted by Amira Cerimagic at 08:16 pm

https://radiosarajevo.ba/metromahala/lica/borba-za...

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Jul 15

Watch a BBC documentary on the campaign for birthing rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Update posted by Amira Cerimagic at 08:14 pm

In English: https://fb.watch/v/1PIKO-Tr7/In Bosnian: https://fb.watch/v/z9rncFtV/

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Jul 15

Towards the European Court of Human Rights

Update posted by Amira Cerimagic at 08:12 pm

The case was rejected as unfounded by the Constitutional court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5th of May 2021 and we are now preparing the case for the European Court of Human Rights

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May 04

Case is at the Constitutional Court BiH

Update posted by Amira Cerimagic at 10:06 am

The request for a midwife for a home birth was rejected on all levels of health institutions in BiH and the case is currently being presented at the Constitutional Court. This legal action has been going on for several months and the home birth happened thanks to a birth attendant

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Donors & Comments

29 donors
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2021
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 31, 2021
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  • Ingvild Nedberg
  • Donated on Jul 25, 2021
  • Thank you Amira for having the time and the courage to see this trough!

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jul 22, 2021
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  • Cath Tan
  • Donated on Jul 22, 2021
  • It is unbelievable that women do not have the right to choose how they give birth. It is simply unacceptable.

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€652.00
raised of €1,803.00 goal
36% Funded
29 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities