LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

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. 

11 Jun

Trainings on storytelling, podcasting and filmmaking target young people in Serbia

In the last two months, ERA in cooperation with its two member organisations in Serbia, Da Se Zna! and
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East meets West Issue 5

East meets West is alive and kicking and we are back with a 2018 program. We will continue to support the 2nd LGBTI Business Center at the Vienna Pride Village, which promises to be bigger, more professional and with more businesses than last year. But our main focus will be on our 4th International East meets West Conference with a surprising, innovating and inspiring theme: "Faces of Modern Diversity“.

30 Jan

Counseling Center for LGBT+ people opened in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbian LGBT+ CSO Da se zna!, in cooperation with Belgrade Municipality of Vračar and Institution of Culture “Božidarac“ has launched a Counseling Center for LGBT+ people, a

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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.  

Intersex Research Study - Albania, BiH, Macedonia, Serbia 2017

This report has been developed as part of the project “Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe: Reducing In­equalities & Exclusion, and Combating Homophobia & Transphobia Experienced by LGBTI people in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia” (BLEE). The project considered LGBTI issues in each of the countries from a human rights and development perspective, contextualizing these against the backdrop of civil society capacity development, com­munity mobilization and government competence.

Discriminatory incidents and crimes motivated by homophobia and transphobia in the Republic of Serbia in the period from January to November of 2017

Serbian (for English see below):

Da se zna! predstavlja izveštaj o zločinu iz mržnje: "Podaci, a ne zvona i praporci - diskriminatorni incidenti i zločini motivisani homofobijom i transfobijom u Republici Srbiji u periodu od januara do novembra 2017“.

Lost in Transition

This brief provides three case studies of the transition to domestic financing of HIV response in South Eastern Europe after the withdrawal of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These case studies—of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—are intended as a resource for funders, advocates, and policymakers interested in supporting civil society-led efforts and partnerships with government to ensure the sustainability of services during and after transition.

Human Rights Situation of LGBTI people in Albania

This research report is a summary of the living conditions of LGBTI people based on qualitative and quantitative data collected by Alliance against Discrimination LGBT. An online survey was conducted with members of the LGBTI community. The report provides information on discrimination, hate crimes, access to health services, experiences with emploument and housing and perceptions of well-being.

Streha LGBT - Annual Report 2015-2016

“Streha” është qendra e pare rezidenciale jo-publike në jug të Evropës Lindore, e cila ndihmon komunitetin LGBT në raste emergjente të strehimit dhe akomodimit. Ajo filloi si një projekt pilot i dy organizatave kryesore LGBT në Shqipëri, Aleanca kundër Diskriminimit LGBT në bashkëpunim me Të Bashkuar Pro Kauzës LGBT, respektivisht që nga hapja e dyerve të saj në Dhjetor 2014.

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