LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey

Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

In this report, the SOGI Independent Expert of the United Nations provides an overview of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Such acts are committed in all corners of the world, and victims are presumed to be in the millions, every year.

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“.


Širom Zapadnog Balkana, lezbejske, gej, biseksualne, transseksualne i interseks (LGBTI) osobe bore se za svoja prava da vode normalan život. Dok još uvek postoje zakoni i mere koje kriminalizuju i diskriminišu, nasilje i govor mržnje zasnovan na seksualnoj orijentaciji i rodnom identitetu, potrebno je još mnogo toga učiniti kako bi se postiglo puno razumevanje i jednakost.

Biti LGBTI Osoba u istočnoj Evropi: Smanjenje nejednakosti i isključenosti i borba protiv homogobije i transfobije kojoj su izložene LGBTI osobe u Bosni i Herzegovini

Ovaj izvještaj je dio regionalnog projekta “Biti LGBTI osoba u Istočnoj Evropi” koji implementira UNDP a podržava USAID. Projekak se provodi u partnerstvu sa organizacijama civilnog društva i u saradnji sa organizacijom LGBTI Equal Rights Association (ERA). U Bosni i Hercegovini izvještaj je nastao u saradnji sa partnerskim organizacijama Sarajevski otvoreni centar i Action Against Aids iz Banja Luke.

Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe Progress, drawbacks, recommendations

This factsheet summarizes main findings of the country reports covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia. 

Across the Western Balkans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTI) people are fighting for their rights to lead a normal life. While there have been laws and measures passed to criminalize discrimination, violent acts and hate speech based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), there is much more that needs to be done in order to achieve full recognition and equality.



Serbia has adopted a wide anti-discriminatory legal framework. However, there are legal gaps that leave the rights of LGBTI people unregulated, including the rights of same-sex partners and access to documents for trans people.

Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina Report

Bosnia & Herzegovina

LGBTI activism over the past few years has resulted in significant improvements in the institutional, legal and public policy framework for the protection of human rights of LGBTI people. Nevertheless, LGBTI people and their lives remain on the margins of the political, institutional and social mainstream.


This Albania Country Report provides an overview of the rights of LGBTI people in Albania. It presents a participatory review and analysis of the impacts of the legal, institutional, policy, social, cultural and economic environment on LGBTI people. The report provides evidence relating to Albania's experience in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTI people in education, employment, health, the family, media and politics. It forms part of a sub-regional project, “Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe” (BLEE).

BEING LGBTI in EASTERN EUROPE: the Macedonia Country Report

This report provides a detailed overview of the socio-political contexts and attitudes towards the LGBTI population in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It evidences the current legal and on-the-ground status of the rights of LGBTI people, and the areas where action still needs to be taken to reduce discrimination and ensure better levels of protection.



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