Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27/07/2022 IGMAN, Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts LGBTI Action Plan developed with the support of European Union and Council of Europe

2 August 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Ministers adopted last week the LGBTI Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 - 2024 aiming to improve the situation with human rights and freedoms of LGBTI persons in the country. This is the first Action Plan of the kind; it was developed with the support of the European...

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Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27 July 2022 Igman

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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PRESS RELEASE: Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination presented

20/07/2022 TIRANA, ALBANIA

The Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) was presented today in Tirana. The aim of the four-year Strategic Plan is to contribute to a society that will become more inclusive, void of discrimination, and safe for the most vulnerable groups, and that...

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Montenegro police visiting peers in Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of 2022 Sarajevo pride

24/06/2022 SARAJEVO, Montenegro

As part of the activities to reinforce the partnership between beneficiaries in the region, the joint EU and Council of Europe regional action “Promotion of diversity and equality in the Western Balkans” organised a second peer-to-peer exchange on hate crimes for police administrations of Bosnia...

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Steps forward in combating inequality and hatred using human rights approach

06/07/2022 ONLINE

The second of four modules on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection”, enabled continuation of co-operation among equality bodies/Ombudsperson institutions from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions on the topic of data collection in combating hate speech and...

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Public discussion for young people "Block the hatred. Share the love!" took place in Novi Pazar

4 June 2022 Novi Pazar

As part of the joint campaign of the European Union and the Council of Europe, “Block the hatred. Share the love!" a public discussion and a workshop were held in the premises of the Office for Youth in Novi Pazar on the topic of hate speech on social networks. The "Block the hatred. Share the...

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Promoting equality in Azerbaijan

22-23/06/2022 Lankaran, Azerbaijan

22-23 June 2022, Lankaran – A new workshop on combating discrimination and promoting equality enhanced the knowledge and practical competences of the Ombudsman office staff, representatives of the regional/local authorities and civil society organizations active in combating discrimination in the...

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Opening up a new space of expression among youngsters to fight bullying and cyberbullying

15-16/06/2022 PRISTINA/PRIZREN

Youngsters are at the forefront of the fight against hate speech and discrimination, and they have an important role when it comes to tackling cases of bullying and cyberbullying in their local communities, but also online. Having this in mind, the joint EU/COE raising awareness campaign “Block...

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A new pool of trainers on Combating Discrimination in Azerbaijan

19-21/06/2022 Baku, Azerbaijan

19-21 June 2022 – Thirty participants, representative of the Ombudsman office staff and representatives of civil society organizations have successfully completed the Training of Trainers on Combating Discrimination, held from November 2021 to June 2022. The Training, partly taking place online,...

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