On Saturday, 7 May the lectures of the Module 2 (State, law, equality: de iure and de facto) at this year’s Žarana Papić School of Feminism took place. Natalija Petrić, lawyer, talked about the international legal and political standards in the area of domestic violence (violence against women), especially about their implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as about women’s rights in the system of UN, with a special emphasis on CEDAW.
On Tuesday, 26 April the new series of lectures at this year’s Žarana Papić School of Feminism, with the second generation of students, took place. In the scope of the Module 1 – Introduction to feminisms: History, terms, theory, Adriana Zahrijević, feminist, philosopher and translator, talked about the history of the movement – the beginnings of the feminist movements in the context of the demands for the political and other freedoms. In the scope of the Module 2 – State, law, equality: de iure and de facto, Adnan Kadribašić, lawyer, talked about discrimination on grounds of sex, gender, sexual orientation and other circumstances.
Sarajevo Open Centre and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centre of FBiH will organise a two-day training for judges and prosecutors in FBiH. The training will be held on the 9th and 10th of May, on the topic of Anti-discrimination and criminal law: combating discrimination and violence against LGBTI people.
Bosnia and Herzegovina prohibited discrimination in 2009 by passing the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination which applies to public authorities (public institutions, companies, administration etc.) and to private sector and individuals. Violating regulations contained in this Law is sanctioned by paying fines.
Ignorance gives birth to discrimination, that is the conclusion of the research that was conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in June and July this year, and it relates to the LGBTI issues in six countries of the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro).
Interview by LGBT.ba Although the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination exists since 2009, until now, no law suit for the discrimination of LGBT people has been raised. On the other hand, the conducted research tells us about the social exclusion and inequality of this minority group. The same is with the other minority groups, as … Continued
Sarajevo Open Centre replied to the BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees on May 27, 2015, and submitted statistical data on the discrimination cases on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, documented since 2012 until May 21, 2015. Data on structural discrimination , and relevant statistical data collected through public opinion poll … Continued
As a part of the „Fighting Hate Crime in BiH“ project, financed by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the OSCE in Vienna, implemented by Sarajevo Open Centre in partnership with OSCE Mission in BiH, a training on the subject bias motivated crimes for the representatives of civil society, local communities, … Continued
During last week (March 23-27), Sarajevo Open Centre sumitted two written submissions to the European Union Delegation in BiH for the BiH 2014 Progress Report: on the state of the LGBT rights, and the state of rights of women in BiH for the October 2014 – March 2015 period.
„Aždaja mržnje višeglava i da ona nije usmjerena ne samo na LGBT osobe, nego i pripadnike drugih naroda, rodnih skupina, a niko ne želi da ima aždaju mržnje u svojoj kući“, kazala Zorica Mršević, naučna savjetnica u Institutu društvenih nauka Srbije. U organizaciji Sarajevskog otvorenog centra i Fondacije CURE u Banjaluci je u okviru projekta … Continued