Regional Conference about the current situation of LGBTI rights: Support, protection, visibility

Sarajevo Open Centre invites you to participate in the Regional  Conference about the current  situation of LGBTI rights. The conference  is called Support, Protection, Visibility and it will be held on Friday, 13.10.2017. Respect  and protection for LGBTI rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina are on extremely low level. In addition to this information, ILGA-Europe’s annual … Continued

Awaiting European Commission’s Progress Report 2016

Each year, the European Commission publishes its Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (previously the BiH Progress Report) which, among other topics and areas, covers issues of status and rights of LGBTI persons. In the previous four years, Sarajevo Open Centre delivered written submissions in order to influence the content of the Report from a standpoint of an NGO that protects and works on improving the rights and status of LGBTI persons.

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI people – Kosovo

ILGA-Europe published its 5th Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe. The publication includes events that occurred between January and December 2015 and covers 49 countries. On the falowing link you can find Annual Review for Kosovo.

European Parliament calls on Kosovo and Serbia to step up efforts on LGBTI rights

Thursday, 4 February 2016 Today, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. Discrimination, hate speech and hate crime against LGBTI people, remain a strong concern for the Parliament in … Continued

Month of May – for the equality of LGBTI people

This year, May 17, the International Day against homophobia, bi-phobia and transphobia (IDAHOT), Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC) began to mark up at the beginning of the month. This month of May we want to be a month of equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersexual (LGBTI) people, as equal citizens of this country. Together … Continued

Report presentation and discussion: EQUALITY NOW! The current state on human rights of LGBTI people and priorities for 2016

Report presentation and discussion EQUALITY NOW! The current state on human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people and priorities for 2016 Tuesday, May 17th 2016. 12-14h Sarajevo, Mediacentar, Kolodvorska 3   Since 2005, May 17 has been marked as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This day is marked in … Continued