After the info session for psychiatrists, the nurses and medical technicians of the Psychiatric Clinic Jagomir in Sarajevo went through two info sessions on human rights of LGBTI persons.
Tag: LGBTI Human Rights
This is the first time ever that Sarajevo Open Centre educated workers from the field of social protection of human rights of LGBTI persons.
Dajana Cvjetković, Vladana Vasić i Saša Gavrić (2017) TOWARDS RESPONSIBLE AND PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX PERSONS. A guide for representatives of institutions on the level of municipalities, towns/cities and cantons in BiH Sarajevo: Sarajevski otvoreni centar
On 30 October 2017 Sarajevo Open Centre held a half-day Info Session with the representatives of the sectoral institutions of the Canton Sarajevo Ministry of Labour, Social Policy, Displaced Persons and Refugees, for the following institutions: Therapeutic community University of Sarajevo Campus, Family Counselling, Disciplinary Center for Juveniles and the Ministry itself.
A director of psychiatrist hospital Jagomir, Muhamed Ahmić, emphasized that LGBTI population, as any other population, has its own specificities and characteristics, and it is important for psychiatrists to get introduced with their problems that are products of reactions to their sexual orientation and gender identity by the society.
After last year’s successful completion of the Train the Trainer programme for the police officers of the Cantonal Ministries of Interior (MoI) and the representatives of the Police Academy of the Federation of BiH, this year every Cantonal MoI has to implement education programmes on hate crime. The mentioned education programmes should be implemented in the scope of their permanent trainings that are mandatory for each and every police officer of each MoI. Sarajevo Open Centre has advocated with every MoI in particular and made constant pressure directed towards introducing the module on hate crime into the programme of mandatory education, in which we have, to our great pleasure, succeeded.
These days we are in contact with all the Cantonal MoI’s, in order to see how things are progressing. The information we have is that some of the MoI’s have already implemented the education on hate crime, some are in the process of implementation at the moment, and the others will implement them by the end of 2017. So, in the regular and mandatory topics for educating the police officers of FBiH each Cantonal MoI has included the module on hate crime.
During the meetings, discussions on how the representatives of these institutions should deal with LGBTI people were held. There has been talk of sensitization through the education that will follow in the upcoming period for the representatives of these precise institutions through info sessions, but also through a two-day education on the human rights of LGBTI people.
For the second year in a row, Sarajevo Open Centre continues to have regular meet ups with the LGBTI community mainly focused on Sarajevo region, but also open for LGBTI people and other LGBTI friendly people from other parts of the country. The series of events that have started last year continued in 2016, so … Continued
Every year, the European Commission publishes Country Reports which assess the specific situation in each candidate and potential candidate country with a view to EU integration. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016 Annual Report will overview the readiness of BiH for future EU membership and of progress made since September 2015. The Report will focus on the … Continued