“Escape from Isolation” is a project organized by activist Doruntina Maliqi. The project is realized through a large mural (wall painting) at the House of Culture “Isa Kastrati” in the city of Kamenica. The painted bird symbolizes freedom for marginalized groups of people, including women and LGBT persons. This mural was organized in the framework of Youth Artivists for Change project's mini-grants, supported by […]
“I Am Breaking My Heart” is a project made from young artist and activist Leart Rama. He had been working on this project for two years, analyzing people’s faces and emotions. He perfectly combined videos, visual effects, and audio effects to complete his performance “I Am Breaking My Heart” […]
“Mos” is an exhibition made of young contemporary artists Norë Potera & Ardhmëria Bregovina, and it includes several arts disciplines, starting from storytelling, video documentary, paintings, and installation. The exhibition focuses on the topic of women and girls roles throughout the Kosovar history.
“Base” is a project from young activist Drilon Gashi. It started as a two days workshop with youth participants from the city of Lipjan, where they could learn and discuss together about gender stereotypes. After exchanging ideas and getting basic information on using Adobe Illustrator and […]
“All for Love” is a project organized by young activist Erëblina Vata, with the main topic on LGBTQ+ persons position in Kosovo’s society. The highlight of the project was the exhibition that was opened in the Gallery of Arts in Ferizaj. The exhibition was made of several professional photography and was divided into two parts […]
Kosova-Trans is a short documentary film about a local 18 years old transgender woman, which was screened at TermoKiss. The documentary mainly focuses on the struggles of a young transgender woman facing the harassment and stigma in a country lacking basic transgender rights. Kosova-Trans itself is Dona’s journey on accepting herself, her challenges being inside the closet, and many more.
Aktivistë të ndryshëm që ishin prezent në Prishtinë për të përkrahur Javën e Krenarisë morrën pjesë në kuizin Trivia. Qëllimi i këtij kuizi ishte rrjetëzimi mes aktivistëve lokal dhe rajonal.
This manual aims to serve as a practical, informative and educational guide for journalists and editors across the media spectrum, who are interested in conducting accurate and ethically-driven reporting, and in offering qualitative and substantial coverage and understanding of the LGBTIQ community.
The purpose of this manual is to inform mental health professionals about significant clinical issues that arise when working with TGNC individuals. This manual is not a rigid set of guidelines or standards for care and does not in any way replace treatment protocols. It intends to only complement treatment guidelines for TGNC individuals. The manual is focused solely in TGNC population. It includes a set of definitions for readers who may be less familiar with the language used when discussing TGNC issues, most common issues and challenges faced in therapy.
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.
TransBalkan is a documentary photographic project focusing on the trans community in the Balkan region, south-eastern Europe. The author has traveled to most of the ex Yugoslav republics, and along the way has met over 30 people whom he not only photographed but also interviewed. Amongst the people photographed are people of different nationalities, religion, age, social standing statues, educational background and of course individuals at different phases of their own personal transition.
This conference reflected the work of institutions dealing with LGBTI issues over the past year. This conference focused on three main issues: Civil Code, Legal Gender Recognition and Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo. To cover the aforementioned topics, panelists from relevant local institutions had the opportunity to discuss and explain the advocacy of LGBTI rights in Kosovo, followed by an open discussion with all participants in the conference.
The reception at the government building officially marked the opening of Pride Week. The event was attended by key stakeholders of the institutions and participants from civil society.
As in previous years, this year we marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th and was held the Conference with the motto “Constitutional and Equal Rights of LGBTI persons” In this conference was discussed about Partnership between the same-sex persons and Diversity among communities.
CEL in collaboration with the University Program for Gender Studies and Research has been certifying students for the completion of the 2018 Summer School at the closing ceremony. We thank the supporters of Civil Rights Defenders, collaborators of the University Program for Gender Studies and Research and all participants.
CEL organized the conference: 'Institutional engagement on LGBTI community' and the purpose of the conference was to promote the debate on the LGBTI-issue and to encourage dialogue between the country's institutions and other stakeholders dealing with issues of the LGBTI community in Kosovo.
On May 17th at Mother Teresa Square, together with CSGD, we opened the exhibition "WHY WHY ..." which featured comments with homophobic and transphobic content sent after the Pride Parade.
and QESh held a press conference to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Panel discussion with activists from the countries of the region: Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, as well as with the Amsterdam parade organizer. The theme of this panel was “The situation of the LGBTI community in the countries they represent, as well as the challenges they face in organizing parades in their countries. This panel and the whole week of
has done student certification regarding the completion of summer school 2017. This year has been the third year that summer school has been organized. This year, the ceremony of awarding certificates was also honored by the former President of the Republic of Kosovo, Ms.
A meeting was held with the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) rights advisory and coordination group at the Hotel “Sirius” - Prishtina. Also at this meeting, CSGD and CEL Kosovo presented the research "Manual of psychological practice with lesbian, gay and bisexual clients"
The book "LGBT Movement" published by the Center for Freedom and Equality of the LGBT Community in Kosovo (CEL Kosovo) was promoted. This is the first book of its kind published in Kosovo. The book has informative content for the LGBT community in Kosovo, in countries in the region and around the world; data on terminology and important dates,
"Handbook of Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients"; published by the Center for Freedom and Equality of the LGBT Community in Kosovo (CEL Kosovo), was presented at the "Orion-Conference Center". The manual provides psychologists with basic information and tools for counseling lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) persons in the areas of assessment, intervention, identity, and
Është mbajtur një panel diskutimi me temën “Komuniteti LGBT- Si ishte?; Si është?; dhe Si do të jetë?”. Në këtë panel morrën pjesë: Rina Braimi nga CEL, Agim Margilaj nga CSGD, dhe Liridon Veliu nga QESh. Ky ishte njëri prej disa aktiviteteve që CEL, dhe organizatat e tjera e mbajtën për javën e të drejtave […]
Presentation of the report “Social Protection and Access to Health Care for Transgender People in Kosovo”
Ceremonia e çertifikimit të Edicionit të parë të Shkollës Verore për Gjini dhe Seksualitet, organizuar nga CEL dhe Programi i Universitetit për Studime dhe Hulumtime Gjinore. Ky event është mbështetur nga Civil Rights Defenders.
Pas prezantimit të situatës aktuale për personat LGBT në shoqërinë tonë dhe vështirësitë me të cilat ballafaqohet ky komunitet, Rajmonda Sylbije, Drejtore Ekzekutive i Qendrës për Barazi dhe Liri (CEL Kosova) hapi debatin që u organizua në Pejë (i pari i këtij lloji) nga organizata e përmendur më lart. Znj. Sylbije deklaroi: “Personat LGBT vazhdojnë […]