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).
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 […]
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 […]
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.’
SRHR are interlinked with many other fundamental human rights, for example:
The Right to Health
Health is recognised as a human right […]
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.’ At this time, Soldado Kowalisidi was living in Siberia, having recently moved there from Kazakhstan.
It was in Siberia, where […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.’
2. What are the most widely […]
1. Traditionally, conscientious objection has been used ‘in the context of refusal to perform military service.’ 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 […]