Award for feminist magazine
A feminist magazine co-edited by Gates Cambridge Scholar Marina Velickovic has won an award from the United Nations Population Fund in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
The award from the UNFPA is bestowed on individuals and civil society organisations that oppose social stereotypes, eliminate prejudices against marginalised groups and, through various activities, make a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights.
Awards were granted in four key UNFPA priority areas at a ceremony held on December 13th at Tarčin Forest Resort and Spa in Bosnia and Hercegovina as a part of an annual UNFPA meeting with partners.
The award for Bona, the magazine Marina co-edits, came in the category “Adolescents and youth, with the focus on sexual and reproductive health”. It was selected for its reporting on current topics - in particular an issue on reproductive health, for its content quality, as well as its writing on personal experiences on related topics, which the UNFPA say contribute to the empowerment of young people, primarily girls and women.
Bona is a magazine for feminist theory and art. Every issue has a theme. Marina said: "This award means a lot to our small, but diligent editorial team."
Marina  is doing a PhD in Law, analysing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as a site of knowledge production and looking at how different narratives are produced there, incorporating Feminist critiques, Critical Legal Studies and Third World Approaches to Law to explore where the blind spots are with relation to gender and ethnicity.