ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey, in close partnership with its member organisation from Bosnia and Herzegovina - CURE Foundation, submitted this Written Contribution on the position of lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex women (LBTI women) in Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (UN CEDAW).
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.
This analysis covered 200 articles published in print media (daily newspapers and weekly newspapers) in the period from May 15 to November 15, 2015, which included the key words transgender (person), transsexual (person), sex change, Trandha, Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Major Helena, Božo Vreča, Dajana Pospiš, Dolf Pospiš, Končita Vurst, gender identity.
Newspaper articles about trans people are often sensational and contribute to a construction of a negative stereotype about trans people and the trans community. With a proper use of language and a different approach, which shows respect and protects the privicy and dignity of trans people, journalists can help to change the situation.
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