In order to strengthen local organizations working on LGBTI human rights,Sarajevo Open Centre has signed a contract on sub granting Tuzla Open Centre and Cetre for Youth KVART.
Tag: human rights of LGBTI persons
We organize this conference with the aim to present to the BH society issues that LGBTI persons in BiH face – to the public and all interested actors, as well as to present the good practice of the countries from the region in this field, and also the ways to prevent and sanction domestic violence.
In Sarajevo, on 19 December 2017, Sarajevo Open Centre organised the roundtable on human rights of LGBTI persons, the topic being „To act locally towards systematic support to LGBTI persons in Canton Sarajevo”, in the scope of the project „Building institutional networks of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Canton Sarajevo“, financed by the Marginalized Populations Support Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (USAID/PPMG).
Having in mind the expansion of violence and hate crimes against LGBTI persons, we consider the education of police officers on human rights of LGBTI persons to be crucial. Police officers, at the end of the training, emphasised that it contributed much to their better understanding of the issues LGBTI persons face in BH society.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina Ombudsman for Human Rights Institution, after consideration of Sarajevo Open Centre’s appeal, issued the recommendation by which it stated that the Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Transport (MoT) violated the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and by its passivity and silence of the administration it disabled the holding of the protest march against violence over LGBTI persons that was planned for 13 May 2017.
For the first time in history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, transgender rights were discussed in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 17th, 2017. I talked, from personal experience, about problems that transgender persons are faced with due to chaotic law regulations that fail to provide rights and freedoms anticipated in Convention on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, which is being directly applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina and whose acts have priority over all other laws.
On June 14th 2017, the European Parliament adopted three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation.
Last year, Elvedin and his partner Michael got married. Unfortunately, not in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but in New York. They asked their guests that instead of buying them wedding gifts, they donate and support the work of Sarajevo Open Center for which we are immensely grateful. Elvedin was also kind to answer us few questions. … Continued