On November 4, a final conference on the topic “Human Rights of Transgender Persons between Law and Medicine in BiH: Situation and Possibilities” was held in Sarajevo as part of the project “Improving the Rights and Position of Transgender Persons in BiH”, which was funded by the USAID/INSPIRE Human Rights Support Program. Liam Isić spoke … Continued
On June 10 and 11, 2022, the Sarajevo Open Centre and a transgender advocacy group with their parents held a working meeting in Sarajevo with health care institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of drafting public policies to cover the costs of gender reassignment procedures for transgender people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The … Continued
This publication was prepared with the primary objective of providing basic information to public administration officers regarding the implementation of currently valid laws and bylaws in support of transgender persons’ rights and equality. Its goal is to serve as a resource for public administration officers to get more familiar with relevant legal solutions and best … Continued
In order to present to the doctors of relevant medical fields of the leading medical institution in Republika Srpska, the topic of medical gender reassignment in B&H, human rights and needs of transgender and transexual persons, as well as recent activities of Sarajevo Open Centre regarding this issue, publishing the manual and education meetings for specialists of specific medical fields that have previously taken place, our coordinator Delila Hasanbegović organised a meeting with representatives of the University Clinic Centre of Republika Srpska.
One of these trainings, titled “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: Regarding adequate, trans-specific and inclusive services and support for trans persons in the process of transition,” was held mid-January. As stated by Delila Hasanbegović from SOC, the training was aimed at doctors, endocrine specialists from public health institutions – clinical centres, hospitals and professional associations, from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde, Banjaluka and Mostar.
This half-day training gathered around 10 medical experts from the public health institutions – clinical centres, hospitals and health care institutes from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Goražde and Mostar. They presented to the participants urology and gynaecology perspectives in the process of transition of gender variant/ non-conforming, transgender and transexual persons, needs and experience, guidelines for protection of reproductive health of trans persons, as well as the experience of trans persons from BiH.
In scope of the program for marking 16 Days of Activism, Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC), on 3 December 2018 in Sarajevo, held the training for psychologists and psychiatrists named “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: On adequate, trans specific and inclusive services and support providing to trans persons in the transition process”.
In September, Sarajevo Open Centre published the publication for medical professionals and healthcare workers on providing services and support to trans persons in the transition process, in scope of the “Positive Action Programme for MSM & Transgender People” project that is supported by ViiV Healthcare UK Ltd.
his year’s Sarajevo edition of Merlinka has a different program than the Belgrade one – including movie premieres, an exhibition, a discussion about bodies in the public space, as well as hosting the House of Flamingo with their spectacular drag show.
Sarajevo Open Centre is organizing a training for members of political parties. During the training, regional and local experts will present current state of human rights of LGBT persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on good regional practices and politics which are improving the position of this marginalized group. The training will be held on 23rd … Continued