Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) is a regional network of non-governmental organisations with programmes in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.
Since their foundation in 2003, the Youth Initiative for Human Rights has been fighting for the same values.
The basic values of the Initiative are truth, justice, accountability, equality, freedom, democracy and peace. We are fighting for peace in the region, not only for the absence of war, but for the peace as a lasting process which means dealing with the past and which results in continuous co-operation between the states and people in the region.
We do not accept belligerent politics and war crimes in public space – we insist on respecting the established facts and on both legal conviction and moral condemnation of persons responsible for crimes committed during the wars in former Yugoslavia. We educate young people from the region about the heritage of war through dialogue on the perspectives of democratic development of our societies.
Aware that there is no democracy without civic activism, YIHR activists protect human rights and refuse to give up on hard-fought freedoms.
The headquarters of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights are situated in Belgrade, Zagreb, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Prishtina.