Tag: discrimination

Elvedin and Michael: Separate But Equal Is Not Equality

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

International conference It is Time for EQUALITY: Regulation of same-sex partnerships in conservative societies, 22nd of February, 2017.

Regulation of same-sex partnerships in conservative societies was the topic of first panel discussion and the panelists were Gordan Bosanac (Center for Peace Studies, Croatia), Predrag Raosavljević (Institution of Ombudsman B&H), Boris Kešić (Faculty of Law, University of Tuzla, B&H) and Craig Dwyer (YesEquality, Irleand). Emina Bošnjak from Sarajevo Open Centre was moderating the discussion.

Federation BiH and Brčko District to eliminate discrimination of women miners from their labor laws

Sarajevo Open Centre, a few days ago, filed requests to examine the violations of the Law on Gender Equality to the Gender Centre of Federation BiH, BiH Agency for Gender Equality and a complaint to the BiH Ombudsman Institution, regarding the existing discriminatory provision in the Labor Law of Federation BiH and Brčko distrikt, that prohibits women the work on underground jobs (in mines).

EC: Macedonia is not sufficiently combatting against discrimination and LGBTI rights

In the recent report of Macedonian progress on the way to EU integration, it is stated that Macedonia doesn’t put enough efforts in combating against discrimination. Also, the Commission criticized the country for excluding sexual orientation as one of the basis for discrimination; there is no legal framework that forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation as a separate form of discrimination.