December 1994

  • Sale exhibitions of DEŠA’s handicrafts were organized in various parts of the world:
    • Germany:
      • Frankfurt by the organization Evangelische Frauenarbeit through personal efforts of DEŠA’s Honorary Member, Mrs. Nakarada.
    • Belgium:
      • Bruxelles, at the Head Office of the Council of Europe, through personal efforts of DEŠA’s Honorary Member Mme Brigit Radman.
    • France:
      • Paris, at the Palais de Congres by Solidarité Femmes
      • Nantes, by Solidarité Femmes of Nantes.

November 1994

  • Christmas exhibition of DEŠA’s handicrafts organized by the International Women’s Association of Zagreb.
  • DEŠA co-organized meeting “Peace for children – children for peace”.

September 1994

  • DEŠA participated in the Preliminary Conference on the status of women, at the invitation of and as guests of the European Commission for Human Rights.

July 1994

  • DEŠA organized the first weaving workshop at the Hotel Libertas.

June 1994

  • DEŠA took an active part in the seminar of the Zagreb School of public health on the Quality of life of refugees and displaced persons.

May 1994

  • The Serica Association from Cevennes, France, sent its donation of silk worm eggs (11 grams in all) through the network of DEŠA’s friends and sponsors. The donation was shared out to interested families in the Konavle region.

April 1994

  • DEŠA took part in the European Union conference on Psychological care and rehabilitation of traumatized war victims in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, that was held in Zagreb. DEŠA’ s work with women was published in the European Union report on the subject.

February 1994

  • Second sale exhibition and sale of DEŠA’s handicrafts at the Salon Vivre et Travailler Autrement, Paris, France.
  • DEŠA presented the project for the revival of silk production and searched for a supply of silk worm.
  • Through its work with displaced women from Konavle, DEŠA became aware of the need for the restoration of natural silk production necessary for the embroidered parts of the national costumes which most families lost during the war. Centuries’ old tradition of silk worm breeding had been lost through the fifty years of the communist system rules and values.

January 1994

  • DEŠA received financial support for its activities from the German society Evangelische Frauenarbeit of Frankfurt.