Tag: transgender

Tuzla Canton’s Ministry of Internal Affairs denied processing a name change application to a transgender person

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.

Trans and Bosnian-Herzegovinian

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.

Discussion on transgender issue needs to be part of public discourse – Presentation of the first comprehensive transgender study 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

Video: Invisible Women

20th of November is an annual observance day to remember all the transgender and transexual people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia – Trans* Day of Rememberance. Sarajevo Open Centre is kicking off online campaign with the promotion of this short video clip dedicated to violence against trans* women, also within 16 … Continued