LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

23 Dec

In the best interest of the child, but not for all children

The Administrative Court of Appeal in Albania refused to legally recognize the parental responsibilities of both Alba Ahmetaj and Edlira Mara as mothers of their twin daughters.


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24 Oct

Multi-stakeholder dialogue meeting on access to justice for LGBTIQ+ people takes place in Tirana

On 6 October 2022, ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, in partnership with Alliance against Discrimination LGBT, hosted at the Europe House in Tirana the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Meeting: Acces

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09 Aug

Civil society: still under pressure

Civil society is a key component of Europe's fundamental rights architecture. From supporting people affected by the pandemic to helping those fleeing the war in Ukraine, civil society plays a crucial role in upholding people’s rights.

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08 Nov

Historic: LGBTI+ activists respond to invitation of Anti LGBTI Pastor

Tirana, Albania - An activity was held yesterday in the premises of the Church "Gospel of Christ-Metropol" to host Italian journalist, Nausicaa Della Valle. During this night, accompanied by music and prayer, she shared her experience as an "ex-lesbian ".

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13 May

ERA and OMSA hold online forum on hate speech in Albania

On 12 May 2021, ERA in partnership with member organization Open Mind Spectrum Albania (OMSA) held on an online forum, with representatives of the Albanian parliament, government, human rights institutions and civil society organizations, to

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30 Mar

EP Resolutions on the Commission reports on Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia

The European Parliament debated and adopted resolutions on the Commission reports on Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia at the last week’s session. In every report, there is substantial language on LGBTIQ+ issues. Key concerns per country include:


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