Ambassador of Sweden to BiH Anders Hagelberg opened photo exhibition #BHtate Tuesday evening at Sarajevo Mixer House. The exhibition by BiH photographer Almir Panjeta was designed as continuation of an earlier photo exhibition by Swedish author Johan Bavman 'Fathers in Sweden', which depicts fathers who decide to stay home and take care of their children.
Ambassador Hagelberg stressed that Sweden strongly believes in gender equality, which demands engagement of fathers, with an aim to create better society and better conditions for families. He added that fathers of Sweden can play this role because system is generous when it comes to parental leave and they are able to stay home with their wives and children up to three to four months.
"We would like to inspire BiH men, women and politicians, because, although every country decides on its future, we in Sweden really do believe in this concept and would like to present it here", ambassador concluded.
#BHtate initiative was launched as a Facebook campaign with a goal to invite all fathers in BiH to send one or more photographies, showing how they spend time with their kids.
The photo exhibition, which will be opened for the next 15 days, was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in BiH in partnership with CARE International Balkans, Infohouse and Swedish Institute.