Change of LGBTI+ needs and mental health – what has to be done?

LGBTI+ communities are one of the most underrepresented communities in the Balkan’s health, social, political and legal framework. This has also been confirmed by the latest Rainbow Europe report, an annual tool which ranks LGBTI+ equality laws and policies where Macedonia has been ranked 43rd out of 49 countries (ILGA-Europe, 2018).

Why, […]

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Youth mental health – questioning priorities and gender differences?

Nowadays, we can see that there are many youth-led and youth-serving organizations working extensively on improving the lives of the young people across countries. These organizations, youth leaders, advocates, as well as state institutions are supporting and advocating in the field of youth civic engagement, youth participation in policy-making, youth […]

The Rainbow Spectactor

Training Course

Based in the inspirational force of Theatre of the Oppreses and focused in the LGBTIQ worlwide movement, this training will take a look at the quality and innovativeness of international projects from the inclusive practical perspective.

The inspirational force of the Theatre of the […]

Key Concepts in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

By Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) we mean:

‘the right of all individuals to make decisions concerning their sexual activity and reproduction free from discrimination, coercion, and violence.’[1]

SRHR are interlinked with many other fundamental human rights, for example:

The Right to Health

 

Health is recognised as a human right […]

What it means to be a trans rights activist in Siberia – In conversation with Soldado Kowalisidi

On the 11th of June, 2013, the ‘gay propaganda law’ was passed in Russia, thereby making it a criminal offense to distribute ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors.’[1] At this time, Soldado Kowalisidi was living in Siberia, having recently moved there from Kazakhstan.

 

It was in Siberia, where […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:53:17+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Under the Spotlight: Orthodoxy and Domestic Violence in Russia

In 2013, a law was introduced to the Russian Criminal Code which made“offending the feelings of religious believers” a criminal offense. This law came on the back of a series of political developments born of the tightening of relations between the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church over the […]

By | 2018-05-19T22:53:21+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Burning Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

They Say // We Say

What language should we use to address the groups and individuals who are opposed to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)? How should we counter homophobic and/ or anti-choice speech?
Scroll down to check out some handy tips on dealing with the opposition.

(The concept for this article comes from […]

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9 Things You Should Know About HIV Prevention Programmes

1.What are HIV prevention programmes?

HIV prevention programmes aim to prevent transmission of HIV by encouraging behavioral change. For example, one of the first HIV prevention programmes was the ABC programme, which aimed to encourage abstinence, fidelity and contraception:
Abstinence, Be Faithful, Use a Condom.’[1] 

2. What are the most widely […]

8 Things You Should Know About Conscientious Objection & Abortion

  1. Traditionally, conscientious objection has been used ‘in the context of refusal to perform military service.’[1] In other words, when individuals refuse to do military service due to their personal conviction that it is morally wrong.

Conscientious objection derives from the right to freedom of thought, conscience and […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

If you are active (or thinking about becoming active) in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, you have probably heard a lot of talk about comprehensive sexuality education. But what exactly is CSE?

1. Comprehensive sexuality education is the process of learning about sex, sexuality, relationships and family […]