Centre for Equality and Liberty of the LGBT community in Kosova (CEL) was established in July, 2013 with the aim to empower the LGBT community in Kosovo, prevent the discrimination based on sexual orientation, raise awareness of the general population on LGBT rights and advocate for equal rights and non discrimination of the LGBT community in Kosovo in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of Kosovo.
CEL also seeks to strengthen the legal framework with effect to the LGBT community in the country as well as to increase the level of active participation of the LGBT community in Kosovo in relevant international and regional mechanisms and projects beneficial to the community and society at large.
CEL staff members and activist are have a considerable level of experience in human rights issues, with particular emphasis on LGBT rights, Community issues and advocacy practices.
We would like to thank all our current and past (and the future ones as well) supporters for believing in our vision of embitterment of the lives of LGBT community members in Kosovo.
The vision of CEL is becoming a driving force behind the creation of a progressive, diverse and tolerant society in Kosovo towards the LGBTI community; a motivator for change of traditional social constructs; a support system for ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all.
The mission of CEL is empowering the LGBTI community in Kosovo by promoting and protecting LGBTI rights and by working towards creating an inclusive society which advocates for equality and recognizes and respects diversity.
The overall objective - LGBT community is empowered to claim their rights, advocate for the law implementation and influence the increased acceptance of the society towards LGBT community.