Zana Marjanovic

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  • Position: Member of the House of Representatives
  • Organization: Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zana Marjanovic

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Zana Marjanovic has been a member of the House of Representatives, the upper house of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina since September 2014. Given the problems artists in Bosnia and Herzegovina face, her top priorities are legislative and financial reforms, which will help regulate employment and employment status of artists and other cultural workers.

After attending the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, she graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. She has a very successful acting career in her country and worldwide. During the promotion of Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” in which she played the lead role, she met with President Obama, William Hague, Queen Noor, as well as other notable political leaders, and was inspired. Consequently, she decided to actively participate in the political life of her country and thus legitimately contribute to the changes necessary for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s society.

Honorable Marjanovic became a member of the multi-party parliamentary Women’s Caucus of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which focuses on ensuring that gender equality issues are mainstreamed across the work of the parliament. Initiatives concerning polices of orphans and vulnerable children and inclusive child care policies, which she was introduced to during her work with UNICEF, are of special interest to Honorable Marjanovic.

Last Updated: October 2015