Promotion of diversity and equality in BiH
21 Sep 2021 14:01:00
Looking back to achievements on promoting equality and diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and ahead for new engagements with action partnersSARAJEVO 20 SEPTEMBER 2021
The action "Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina" organised its 4th...
23 Jul 2021 18:17:00Sarajevo 23 July 2021
People tend to have stereotypes which is a generalised belief about a particular category of...
03 Aug 2021 09:45:00
The Institution of the Ombudsperson of Bosnia and Herzegovina proactive in preventing the spread of hate speechBANJA LUKA, MOSTAR, SARAJEVO 26 - 30 JULY 2021
Hate speech is present every day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in political life, media and...
14 Jul 2021 10:29:00
Republika Srpska police officers trained on dealing with hate crime and hate speech towards LGBTI peopleBosnia and Herzegovina 12-13 July 2021
Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are...
29 Jun 2021 14:39:00
Manual for civil servants in Bosnia and Herzegovina for recognising and dealing with hate speech casesBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 29 June 2021
The European Union and the Council of Europe have supported development of the Manual for civil...
29 Jun 2021 08:54:00BIHAC AND BOSANSKA KRUPA 22 June 2021
Humanitarian organisation Alfa from Bihać, within the project "Joint, sustainable and creative...
08 Jun 2021 10:55:00WESTERN BALKANS 7 JUNE 2021
The “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign dedicated to counter the phenomenon of hate...
07 Jun 2021 10:58:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 June 2021
In the last two weeks two two-day training modules were held for the representatives of the...
18 May 2021 16:12:00Western Balkans 18 May 2021
A new publication on hate speech, produced within co-operation programmes of the European Union...
17 May 2021 10:49:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 May 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge that has worsened the inequalities that prevail in...
29 Apr 2021 16:42:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 April 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina takes measures in legislation and practice protecting the rights of the...
28 Apr 2021 15:54:00Bihac 27 April 2021
At the first major international gathering of Roma representatives in Chelsfield, England, among...
08 Apr 2021 09:24:008 April 2021
Around the world, April 8 is marked as the International Roma Day, a day to celebrate Roma...
11 Feb 2021 10:22:00
Third Steering Committee meeting of the action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”Sarajevo 10 February 2021
The action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ organised its third...
16 Dec 2020 16:14:00
The Minority co-ordination board of Bosnia and Herzegovina convene again to improve protection of rights in line with European standardsBosnia and Herzegovina 16 DECEMBER 2020
The second meeting of the Minority co-ordination board was held online on 15 December. Saliha...
16 Jul 2020 13:53:00
Second Steering Committee Meeting of the action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”Sarajevo 14-7-2020
The action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ organised its second...
03 Jul 2020 09:33:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 July 2020
“I feel relieved and unballasted and I want more opportunities where I will have the possibility...
15 May 2020 12:57:00Prijedor 17-5.2020
On 17 May we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – IDAHOT,...
20 Dec 2019 15:26:00Jahorina 18-12-2019
People belonging to the LGBTI community should have access to same rights as any other citizen of...
02 Dec 2019 15:17:00
Combating discrimination and hate speech in the Western Balkans - joining forces with institutions and with civil societyWestern Balkans 26-11-2019
The joint EU/Council of Europe programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey...
As part of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” (Horizontal Facility II), the Council of Europe is implementing the Action “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
The Action builds upon the work of the Horizontal Facility I project on strengthening protection and promotion of national minorities in Bosnia, while introducing two additional thematic components related to addressing discrimination on sexual orientation and/or gender identity grounds and combating hate speech.
The Action is implemented in close partnership with institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees, Institution of Ombudsman for human rights, Agency for Gender equality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for European Integration), from Republika Srpska (Ministry for European Integration and International Cooperation, Ministry of Justice), from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry of Justice, Government) and from Government of Brcko District as well as with the local European Union delegation, civil society organisations, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders.
The Action has an overall budget of 650,000 EUR and it is implemented for three years (May 2019 - May 2022).
Objectives and expected results:
The aim of the Action is to improve the functioning of anti-discrimination mechanisms and their accessibility to vulnerable groups in line with European standards, especially with recommendations from COE monitoring bodies, notably those from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and European Charter for Regional or Minority languages.
The Action intends to meet the following:
- Support initiatives to harmonise the anti-discrimination framework across the country and to develop and implement the respective action plans/strategies in relation to national minorities, LGBTI rights and hate speech;
- Strengthen the capacity of the authorities, local governments and/or equality bodies in order to allow them to better tailor their interventions to address discrimination and increase cooperation among authorities in this field;
- Increase the knowledge and awareness of the general public about the existence and rights of national minorities, about the rights of LGBTI persons and about the dangers posed by hate speech, offering means to develop counter-narratives.
The action is implemented by the No hate speech and cooperation unit of the Council of Europe, Anti-discrimination Department, Directorate General for Democracy.