The Foundation of Local Democracy is a local non-governmental organization that has 20 years of experience in designing, coordinating, managing and providing technical and personnel support for various projects and programs. The primary focus of our work is in the protection, promotion and advancement of human rights, especially rights of victims of violence based on gender, community building, creating institutional capacity for networking and development, and leading partner. This kind of focus of our organization has resulted in the fact that we have become an unavoidable partner of government institutions and the initiator and coordinator of system solutions in the field of human rights.

The mandate of the organization

The mission of the Foundation of Local Democracy is to create a society of equal opportunities.

The purpose of the Foundation of Local Democracy is to contribute to the development of civil society, supporting the development of ideas that promote human rights and development of NGOs that are involved in the democratization of society and preservation of the natural, cultural, historical and spiritual values of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The history of the organization

The Foundation of Local Democracy has stemmed from the international organization Embassy of Local Democracy Barcelona-Sarajevo, founded in 1996 upon the initiative of the Council of Europe, with the aim of linking and twinning with other European cities, the development of democracy, cultural exchanges, and socio-economic development.

During the existence of the Embassy of Local Democracy, it has implemented over 300 projects. The projects were implemented in the areas of reconstruction, sustainable returns, health and social care and education.

In January 2003, the registration was renewed as a local organization - the Foundation of Local Democracy, as the legal successor of the Embassy of Local Democracy Barcelona-Sarajevo.

Organization structure

Erol Mujanović
  • Erol Mujanović
  • PhD Economics
  • The President
Almir Peštek
  • Almir Peštek
  • PhD Economics
  • Member
Dženita Zirdum
  • Dženita Zirdum
  • Journalist and editor
  • Member
Mirna Marković
  • Mirna Marković
  • Assistant professor of psychological sciences
  • Member
Selma Rasavac-Avdagić
  • Selma Rasavac-Avdagić
  • Master of International Relations and Bachelor of International Business
  • Member
Jasmina Mujezinović
  • Jasmina Mujezinović
  • dipl.iur
  • Executive Director

Selma Begić
  • Selma Begić
  • Program Manager

Amra Hadžić
  • Amra Hadžić
  • Program Manager

Mubera Hodžić-Lemeš
  • Mubera Hodžić-Lemeš
  • dipl.scr
  • Shelter Manager

Safe House

Report the violence to the relevant police, welfare center or call us at:

033 222 000

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SOS Phone

You have the right to seek help and get the support of others. We understand you, can and will help you. Stay anonymous and give us a call.

033 222 000 (KS), 1265 (FBiH)

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Center for Women

YOU ARE NOT GUILTY! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! THE EXIT IS OUT! Free legal aid, free psychological and socio-economic support

033 570 560 / 570 561

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The Youth
Education Corner

Hub of Knowledge, Support, and Security for Youth

033 570 560

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