Tag: transgender

Gender Reassignment and Legal Gender Recognition – Key Issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina (POLICY BRIEF)

This policy document aims to identify key issues in the domain of legal gender recognition in the regulations and practices of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Issues that transgender persons face in legal gender recognition efforts – gender markers in birth records and identity documents are a violation of the right to self-determination, privacy and bodily integrity. … Continued

Guide for the Institutionalization of Inclusive and Affirming Health Care for Transgender and Gender Variant Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of the guide is from the aspect of human rights and medical knowledge to offer clearly defined steps to the health department in Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve the access of trans and gender variant persons to trans-specific, inclusive and affirmative health care in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is intended for relevant actors … Continued

The Final Conference “Human Rights of Transgender Persons Between Law and Medicine in BiH: Situation and Possibilities” Was Held

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

HANDBOOK: Mapping and Analysis of Regulations and Practices on Sex Marker Change in Personal Documents

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

International Transgender Day of Visibility: Legal and Medical Gender Reassignment – the Leading Problem of Transgender Persons in BiH

Fear of rejection, humiliation, mockery, marginalization, threats and even violence are just some of the challenges that transgender persons around the world face on a daily basis. At the same time, transgender persons in our country face a lack of institutional support for legal and medical gender reassignment, which has further strengthened systemic discrimination and … Continued

Meeting with UCC of Republika Srpska: On possibilities of gender reassignment in B&H

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.

Training for BH endocrinologists: regarding the medical aspects of gender reassignment

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.

BH urologists and gynaecologists at the training on human rights and needs of trans persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Mama Majda: the most important thing is what your child will tell you and what you will tell them; what anyone else has to say is completely irrelevant

It’s hard to stay indifferent to mama Majda’s sincerity. She speaks in very simple language of her child’s outing, of transness, self-discovery, family relations, and challenges that enrich and unite. Author: Mirza Halilčević Mama Majda is approachable, joyful, and exceptionally strategic in her presentation. She happily agreed to speak for the LGBTI.ba portal so as … Continued