Being LGBTI in Eastern Europe
About the Project
Despite certain improvements in the recent past, the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Eastern Europe remains problematic. Due to punitive laws and policies, stigma, discrimination and violence, as well as insufficient enabling regulatory frameworks, the rights of LGBTI people are not fully respected, protected, and fulfilled. In some countries enabling laws are adopted, but not fully implemented.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is proposing a one-year project for Eastern Europe, with specific focus on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia that has been designed to contribute to the reduction of inequalities and exclusion experienced by LGBTI people, by combating homophobia and transphobia.
The aim of the project is to reduce inequalities and exclusion, and combate homophobia and transphobia experienced by LGBTI people in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Serbia.
The proposed project aims to strengthen the evidence base, develop advocacy approaches and instruments in national languages, and convene dialogues that bring together national decision makers from the executive, legislative and judiciary branches with LGBTI civil society organizations, their allies and other stakeholders. The project ultimately aims to reduce inequalities and exclusion experienced by LGBTI people.