Last Saturday, International Queer Film Festival Merlinka closed its doors for the fifth time. This year, there was record attendance of over 500 people. In the attendance there were some well-known people from political and public life. With some of them we managed to have a talk and here are some of their messages.
Tag: human rights of LGBTI people
Published on web portal www.diskriminacija.ba In January 2016 company that has cooperated with Sarajevo Open Center for years has refused to place posters that announced Merlinka Festival. It was a reason for Sarajevo Open Center to file a lawsuit. Sarajevo Open Center will be represented on court by the organization called Vaša Prava u BiH. … Continued
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.
On the 32nd thematic session of the Joint Committee for Human Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliament, that took place yesterday (6 December 2016) in Sarajevo, the Special report on rights of LGBT persons in BiH was presented.
CURE Foundation in 2016 implemented a project entitled “Utilizing the EU integration process for the improvement of LGBT rights in the Western Balkans” with the financial support of Sarajevo Open Centre and State Department of the United States of America.
School of LGBTI activism continues according to schedule. After modules on queer and sexuality, lesbian movement and feminist approach to solidarity and street actions, it was about time to switch to practical and theoretical talks on law regulations and learning about the theoretical and practical aspects of the struggle for freedom, equality and solidarity.
The Anti-discrimination Law of BiH now provides full protection from discrimination for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Protecting LGBT persons from discrimination requires the application of the principles of protection of human dignity, non-discrimination and privacy to all individuals. The EU stays committed to defending and promoting the values of equality, tolerance and respect for each other not only in the European Union but also worldwide
Conference Public policies for the equality of LGBTI people in BiH was held the 23rd of May in the Government of Republika Srpska’s Administrative centre in Banja Luka. The conferece was organized by Sarajevo Open Centre and Gender Centre – Centre for gender equity and equality, with the support of Agency for Gender Equality of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Gender Centre of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Judges and prosecutors have emphasized how important it is to educate the local judicial practitioners about the human rights of LGBTI persons, and that these educations regarding LGBTI human rights are very useful for their work.