Diana Ridic

Ms Diana Ridic

CEO / CBT Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Institution: Counseling Center Domino
Current Insitution Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Email: dridjic@yahoo.com
Phone Number: 38761351742

Olimpijska 20, 71000 Sarajevo

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
Internal Migration
Internally displaced persons (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Students (Adolescents, Adults)

International/Cross-Border Migration
Human smuggling (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Human trafficking (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Humanitarian entrants/ Refugee resettlement programs (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Adolescent health
Clinical psychology
Community participation in health
Human resources for health
Humanitarian health interventions
Mental health
Refugee health
Violence and health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Dialogue School “Migration – Trauma in Transition” / proceedings of the expert group "Mental health in refugees" 2017 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Collaborator
National Assesment Report on Women in rural areas and rural development in B&H / Supported by Gender Task Force Zagreb and BHWI Foundation 2012 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Co-Investigator Everyone has their own understanding of rural areas, a picture in their head of village life. Much of this may be accurate, but unless regularly checked against reality, commonly-held views can become outdated and cease to be a reliable basis for decision making. Many decisions have to be taken in the next few years as Bosnia and Herzegovina strengthens its rural development plans and prepares to implement the EU’s “Instrument for Pre-accession in Agriculture and Rural Development” (IPARD). The unique contribution of this report is not to anticipate the results of that planning process but to prepare the ground, to challenge commonly-held assumptions and help establish where the truth really lies.
The voice of women in business 2011 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Research Staff It documents the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in the country and highlights the success stories of women who overcame those obstacles. Women make up nearly 52 percent of the country’s working-age population, but their labor-force participation rate is only 43 percent, according to the report. Few women own businesses, although they show a growing interest in a business. Women account for 58 percent of students of business management in the country. The analysis shows that 72% of total loans were invested in business development and whose revenues had a positive impact on the quality of life of credit beneficiaries but over 20 years employed more than 300 persons, which was (income) on average 9,000 members of their families. The report aims to inform policymakers on the issues and provide role models for aspiring women entrepreneurs.
Gender-sensitive budget of the Municipality of Bar, Montenegro 2011 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Principal Investigator This document is intended for municipality Bar who wish to introduce a gender-sensitive way of planning and budgeting. The manual is especially geared towards Bar municipality and adapted to their context. However, it may be useful for municipalities across the world with similar competencies and budget processes. It includes an introduction to gender, gender issues, and the basics of gender-responsive budgeting, before describing a set of tools, which can be applied by municipal officers and assembly members. Civil society organizations have an important role in supporting municipalities and citizens to deliberate on gender issues in their communities and prioritize activities accordingly.
Research on the state of literacy among the asylum seekers and refugees in Bosnia-Herzegovina 2006 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Principal Investigator In 2005 almost 94 percent of the children in reception centres were enrolled in primary schools and completed the 2004/2005 academic year. UNHCR’s educational initiatives for children or adults covered. Despite the effort of project activities, the degree of literacy is below average. The question arises, further research is needed.
Study about the basic concepts and problems of violence, prostitution and trafficking in asylum-detention centers in Bosnia-Herzegovina 2005 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaBosnia and Herzegovina Principal Investigator A detailed analysis of the situation shows a number of problems. These include the overall need to improve the protection of victim’s rights, including their protection The mentioned problems are of a serious nature and highly complicated. Identification and understanding of these issues are an integral part of the process of improving anti-trafficking responses throughout the region.

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Women under international protection in Bosnia-Herzegovina (status, perspective) Dinek M, & Ridic D 2015
I want to be like other kids!: report on the situation of children on the move in Bosnia and Herzegovina Uletilovic N, et. al. 2013
Forms of peers violence among children / asylum seekers in B&H Ridic D, & Antunovic G 2008
Effects of preschool education in the asylum-detention centers in Bosnia-Herzegovina Ridic D 2005