It was an honor and a pleasure to present our work and the challenges of LGBTI + people at a meeting with the former President of the United States Mr. Bill Clinton who came to visit Kosovo
HYN NË FUQI KODI PENAL ME MBROJTJE LIGJORE EDHE PËR PERSONAT LGBTI
CEL Kosovo and CSGD Kosovo welcome the entry into force of the Criminal Code. Since 2013 when the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo established the LGBTI Community Rights Advisory and Coordination Group in Kosovo, CSGD,
Today, Cel Kosovo signed a contract with the Austrian Development Agency.
The project will focus on raising awareness of the rights of the LGBTI community.
We thank them for their continued support in promoting and advancing the rights of the LGBTI community in Kosovo.
Center for the Development of Social Groups - CSGD and Center for Equality and Freedom - CEL consider that the Draft Civil Code violates partnership rights (marriage or extramarital affairs) for LGBTI persons in Kosovo and agrees with the legal interpretation of People's Advocate Hilmi Jashari that has also identified the same human rights violations in the Draft Civil Code.
Organizations Center for Equality and Freedom - CEL and Center for Development of Social Groups - CSGD, strongly condemn the language used by the Ministry of Justice Officer Mr. Xhelajdin Krasniqi. Mr Krasniqi has described LGBTI persons as extreme degeneration, calls for killing and rape of LGBTI persons.
A joint meeting was held between the Ombudsman, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society, the purpose of which was to continue last year's practice of joint observance of December 10, International Human Rights Day.
CEL signed the contract for the project "Improving the Position of the LGBT Community in Society".
Thank you very much Dutch Embassy in Kosovo
Blert Morina, has submitted a request for the name and gender marker to be changed in identification documents so that they reflect his gender identity. The Gjakova Civil Status Office and the Civil Registration Agency have rejected this request in breach of Blert's right to privacy and human rights obligations arising from the Kosovo Constitution and applicable laws
On 10 - 12.09.2017 the Center for Equality and Freedom (CEL) held a study visit to Tirana, Albania where he met with several non-governmental organizations and other important human rights actors.
The Dutch Embassy in Kosovo is pleased to announce today that the new Matra project contract “Improving the Situation of the LGBTI Community in Kosovo!” Has been signed today.
The project starts in November 2016 and will last approximately two years.
Together with colleagues from the Kosovo Center for Equality and Freedom and the Belgrade Parade Ponosa - Belgrade Parade Pride we had a meeting with representatives of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We discussed the status of LGBTI in the region, the challenges of LGBTI activists, and how to support our struggle for a society without discrimination, violence and hatred of LGBTI. Thank you once again, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee for arranging this meeting!