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
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.
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.
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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