Due to unfavorable economic and political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, large amount of people is deciding to emigrate. General standard of living is fairly low. Adding all those problems, there are people that face specific forms of discrimination such as homophobia and transphobia. They often manifest through hate speech, violence or threats. To the victims, leaving the country and asking for political asylum elsewhere is the only solution. Possibility of applying for asylum on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity was the main talking point in the workshop organized by Sarajevo Open Centre in cooperation with Foundation SHL that was held on December 14th.
A regional workshop, organised by the People 2 People programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Office for Human and Minority Rights of Serbia and ILGA Europe will take place in Belgrade from 17th until 19th June, 2013. Working languages of the workshop will be: English, Serbian, Turkish and Albanian. The P2P Programme … Continued