Youth Ambassdor Coordinator
Branislava Arađan has a BA in Law Studies, and graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She started her path as a human rights activist at the age of 16, which has lead her to more than ten years of experience within different NGOs. For the past six years, she gained various leadership skills in Junior Chamber International Serbia, working on projects devoted to achieving SDGs. She also runs her own NGO, UMNI Novi Sad, focused on youth rights and empowerment.
The impact she exerted over time did not go unnoticed in the local community. That is why she became part of the working group for developing the local action plan for gender equality 2019/2020 for the City of Novi Sad. She gained experience in law writing as a participant in creating the law regarding the abuse of psychoactive substances. Branislava was engaged in the United Nations Association of Serbia project, Dialogue cafe Novi Sad, for the past two years, where she was tackling different fields of human rights as a moderator. Branislava is passionate about working with people, especially youth, through mentoring and implementing workshops and seminars. So far, she performed as an educator about human trafficking, domestic violence, digital safety, human rights in general and project management topics. In 2018 she won the title “Hero of the Day” for her volunteering activities and held motivational speeches for youth on several occasions.
Branislava believes that her strength is her empathy for others. She sees the area of women`s rights as one of the most challenging topics in modern society, to which she aims to contribute with her knowledge and professional experience.