Women’s Association “IZVOR” is a nonprofit, nonparty, and nongovernmental civil society organization, acting for the common good, with the aim with the aim of contributing to the building of an open society of free, well-established and active individuals.

“IZVOR” was founded in 2001, in Tenja, a suburb of Osijek. The Association was founded by activists, of primarily peace initiatives who had a long experience in advocating for the rights and liberties, peace, social and just society. The association was founded with the purpose of acting on the protection, promotion and advancement of human rights and freedoms, gender equality, democratization of society, the development of human relationships and the community focused on positive social changes.

Activities of “IZVOR” are based on working for the common good led by the knowledge that the inherent dignity, equality and inalienable rights of all members of the human family are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Establishing relationships based on equality and fairness is the realization of gender equality, removal of discriminatory social attitudes and gender stereotypes and acceptance of the emancipatory values that are important to women. In many democracies, as well as in ours, there is a lack of awareness of the importance of gender equality for the benefit of society and democracy. Therefore, we wish to make these values visible through feminist practice. We understand feminism as a political term that means equality for women, and we understand equality as equal inclusion of women and men in all aspects of life and society with the aim of justice and welfare for all members of the community, and nature conservation.

Activities of “IZVOR” are implemented through projects within four programs:

  1. Promotion and protection of women’s human rights and gender equality
  2. Support of the development of civil society and community
  3. Organizational Development
  4. The economic activities which the Association carries out, in accordance with special regulation governing the conditions for carrying out these types of activities (stressing social Entrepreneurship)

You can find our Statute here: The Statute 2015