Training titled “Women’s Activism and the Rights of LGBT persons in BiH” held in Sarajevo, 5-6 September 2013

DSC06267_optAs a part of „Coming out! Advocating promotion and protection of LGBT rights“ project, financed by EU, Sarajevo Open Centre, in partnership with Heinrich Böll Foundation, BiH Office and CURE Foundation, training titled Women’s Activism and the rights of LGBT persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina is being currently held in Sarajevo.

The participants of the training – coordinators, activists and lawyers from women’s organisations had to chance to hear more about the concepts of sex, gender and sexual orientation, sterotypes, prejudice, offensive and politically correct terminology related to the LGBT persons, about coming out as the process of LGBT empowerment, and hear more about the experiences and good practices of inclusion of LGBT topics into the work of women’s organisations in Serbia, from a perspective of an LGBT activist. During the second day, they have the opportunity to get informed about the human rights of LGBT persons, discrimination and hate crime, and through interactive modules incorporate the approach and the mode of support to the LGBT persons who reach out to them.

Facilitators of the training are: Belma Žiga, Jasmina Čaušević, Slobodan Stojanović i Vladana Vasić.