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Labris, Crta, Atina and Serbian Cities Unify Against Discrimination
Labris and its partners, with support for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announce the launch of the project, “Jointly Against Discrimination”. Over the next 12 months Labris, Atina (Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and All Forms of Gender Base Violence), and the Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) will strengthen municipalities and support institutions to identify and contribute to the timely recognition and adequate response to any form of discrimination toward Serbia’s LGBT population.
The project will carry out multidisciplinary trainings in seven cities (Subotica, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Pancevo, Kragujevac, Novi Pazar and Nis), in October and November. The trainings will focus on the importance of networking and cooperation between representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Centers for Social Welfare, Office of the Ombudsman, prosecution offices, judiciary, National Employment Service, medical and educational institutions, Office of Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, and civil society organizations. The project will also identify best practices and recommendations for local multi-sectoral networks to use in their joint advocacy efforts to ensure the protection of LGBT people’s rights. Establishing local networks and involving various stakeholders and sectors, is just one step toward improving respect for human rights in Serbia.