LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

26 Feb

Shocking and unacceptable: In 2020, Albania fails its HIV/AIDS fight

27 patients have died in 2018 and 24 in 2019, many more have had their treatment plans changed frequently and others have refused to enter treatment from fear of stigma and repercussions. 

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Addressing the rising HIV epidemic among GMT in the Western Balkans - Case Study

ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, with the support of Open Society Foundations, is implementing a 26-month project aiming to respond to the HIV epidemic among gay and bi men, men who have sex with men and trans (GMT) persons in the Western Balkans[i].

A Comparative Analysis of the Socioeconomic Dimensions of LGBTI Exclusion in Serbia

The primary objective of this research was to provide Serbian policy makers, civil society, and development partners with evidence of the socioeconomic status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Serbia. The findings of the report, which were derived from a survey of LGBTI peop

ERA - Western Balkans and Turkey LGBTI Annual Report 2019

This report is a summary of developments in the countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) and Turkey from January until December 2018. 

Chemsex - Starting a conversation

Chemsex is defined as “the use of specific drugs (“Chems”) in modern, smartphone-age sexual contexts by gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, and trans persons”. Problematic ChemSex – not drug use and sex per see - are associated with various harms such as a rise in HIV, hepatitis and STI transmissions as well as addictive practices, depression, psychosis, criminal activity and death from overdose or suicide, particularly when involving the use of crystal meth and the injecting of substances. 

08 Jul

Urgent action is needed to address HIV among GMT in the Balkans

ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, with the support of Open Society Foundations, is implementing a 26-month project aiming to respond to the HIV epidemic among gay and bi men, men who have sex with men and trans (GMT) persons in the Western

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Intersex - Towards building an intersectional platform

This is a research produced by Geten: "Intersex - towards building an intersectional platform", which was completed with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Serbia during 2018 and 2019.

ERA Annual Conference 2018 - Against all odds We Claim the Future

ERA’s Annual General Assembly is the biggest LGBTI event organized in the region since 2015. The conference is a lobby, advocacy, capacity building and visibility event which brings together more than 160 participants from across the region, Europe and beyond. LGBTI activists, state officials (governments, Parliaments, equality bodies etc.), donors, researchers, journalists, diplomatic community, representatives of international organizations and members of the local community attend the event.  

Life on the margins: Survey Results of the experiences of LGBTI people in southeastern europe

The results of the survey on the experiences of LGBTI people in Southeastern Europe reveal a collective experience of discrimination, harassment, exclusion and violence. The report “Life on the Margins: Survey Results of the Experience of LGBTI people in South Eastern Europe” was published by the World Bank in partnership with IPSOS Strategic Marketing, ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, and the Williams Institute at UCLA.

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