In scope of the program for marking 16 Days of Activism, Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC), on 3 December 2018 in Sarajevo, held the training for psychologists and psychiatrists named “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: On adequate, trans specific and inclusive services and support providing to trans persons in the transition process”.
We publish the policy paper from the Human Rights Papers Edition – “Cost Assessment of Gender Reassignment: Recommendations for Improving the Legal and Medical Approach to Transgender Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, author: Liam Isić
We publish the publication “Medical aspects of Gender Reassignment: Manual for medical professionals and healthcare workers on providing services and support to trans persons in the transition process”
In August 2017, Ministry of Internal Affairs in Canton Tuzla refused to process an appeal, filed by a transgender person, to change a personal name that is not in accordance with a sex marker in identification documents. Since the name is not in accordance with a sex marker in personal documents, authorized ministry officials argue that a person is not allowed to change their name in order to adjust it to gender identity until the person undergoes sex reassignment surgery.
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.
Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that requiring trans people to undergo sterilisation in order to have their gender recognised, violates human rights.
his year’s Sarajevo edition of Merlinka has a different program than the Belgrade one – including movie premieres, an exhibition, a discussion about bodies in the public space, as well as hosting the House of Flamingo with their spectacular drag show.
We want you to read open letters of several transgender people that are around us, all of them living in BiH.
On Monday, 07th of December, within Sarajevo Open Centre’s program on the occasion of 16 Days of Activism and the Human Rights Day, public promotion of the publication “Life beyond given norms: Being transgender in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ was held at Mediacentar Sarajevo. The panelists were authors of the publication – Slobodanka Dekić, Jasmina Čaušević, … Continued
Transgender study, consolidates the concepts and phenomena, but also the legal framework in which we live, as well as research conducted among the transgender community in BiH, with the aim of better and more systematic advocacy approach and regulation of status of transgender and transexual people in BiH.