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Terms of Reference for Research and Analyses Expert

Kategorija: Lobiranje / Datum: јул 27, 2016

Research and Analysis

INTRODUCTION

 

Labris, one of the oldest lesbian human rights organizations in the region, is an organization that considers the right to different sexual orientation as one of the basic human rights. Labris works on protection, advancement and promotion of gender equality and diversity through: empowerment and social inclusion of LGBT community; creation, monitoring and advocating inclusive politics; advancement of institutional systems of support and networking on national and regional level. Since its foundation Labris has been implementing over 60 projects through its three program components – Community Development, Education and Advocacy Program.

Based on the 20-year experience in supporting the most vulnerable group and the assessment of current situation in regards to position of LGBT community in Republic of Serbia, Labris developed project The Network Change for Serbia’s LGBT Community.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

 

Numerous research and reports continuously demonstrate that LGBT community is one of the most discriminated social groups in Serbia and state institutions have proven to be unable and not willing to ensure full human rights to LGBT person: A comprehensive survey of societal perceptions of homosexuality and attitudes towards LGBT population showed that the share of those who think homosexuality is an illness is extremely high (67%). 56 percent of the population believed homosexuality posed a threat to society and as many as one half of Serbia’s citizens would never reconcile with the fact that someone close to them is a homosexual. 17% of the parents would violently react to the fact that their child is a homosexual. Survey conducted by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and CESID in November 2012, showed that 30% object to having LGBT neighbors, 32.5% do not want them as colleagues, 40.6% do not want them as a friend, 58.8% do not want them as teachers, and 79.5% do not want LGBT people in their family. Furthermore, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights report shows that 80% of high school students support discrimination of LGBT people.

Although Serbia has ratified most of the international human rights documents and conventions, and has legal and institutional anti-discrimination framework largely in place, ”…in practice, those most exposed to discrimination are Roma, women, persons with disabilities and the LGBT population. They are frequently victims of intolerance, hate speech and even physical attacks. Public officials have been reluctant to publicly condemn such incidents.” (Commission Opinion on Serbia’s application for membership of the European Union {COM (2011) 668}). From the other hand, due to the extremely low level of trust in government institutions (Centre for public policy research) and lack of knowledge on the rights and existing mechanisms among LGBT population, unreported homophobic violence and discrimination remain at extremely high levels.

LGBT people in Serbia are targeted as victims of hate crime more often than other vulnerable groups such as Roma or people with disabilities. Such violence raised from the deep hatred of the perpetrator toward real and/or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity of the victim. Relevant institutions are usually not well sensitized and educated to deal with this issue. Even if the victims report such crimes or incidents, the fact that reason for attack was prejudice, often does not appear in the official statistical reports, because the motives of homophobia and transphobia are often not recognized or not recognized as relevant.

OBJECTIVES AND COURSE OF THE ACTION

 

In order to develop sustainable and innovative initiative which will build on previous Labris’ s successes and create a critical mass of supporters and build new constituencies, this program will be implemented jointly by the network of the most prominent LGBT organizations and the organizations with the extensive experience and expertise in developing sustainable advocacy structures and multiplication of the project results.

The purpose of the action is to advance human rights of LGBT persons in Serbia by stimulating policy dialog and fostering implementation of the existing legislative framework and international standards in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23. Specific goals of the initiative are:

  • Developing an effective and sustainable network for LGBT inclusion on national and local level and advancing its capacities for long-term policy development and monitoring
  • Raising awareness, activating and mobilizing the LGBT community and new constituencies for sustainable public advocacy
  • Fostering implementation of anti-discrimination standards and policies through strategic policy development and advocacy in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23

The initiatives target groups will be: LGBT community, community-based and national CSOs, the most relevant institutions, including independent institutions in Serbia and internationally and media. Specific communication strategy will be developed in order to target new audiences and activate them in the project implementation.

Apart from networking and capacity development activities (to be implemented in the year one and two), the initiative will serve as an opportunity for development of the “independent observatory” of LGBT rights through its research, analyses and watchdog components (to be implemented in year one), policy road-maps and advocacy strategies for all future work (to be implemented in year two). In addition, existing gaps and challenges in the implementation of the anti-discrimination regulations will be identified and addressed accordingly throughout the implementation cycle.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY AND SCOPE OF WORK

Research and Analyses expert will be in charged for implementation of the research and analyses activities envisioned by the project. Within this group of activities the following information will be gathered: examples of good practices of LGBT policies development processes and advocacy initiatives in the region and internationally; synthesized guide through international and national anti-discrimination regulatory and normative framework and practices; examples of good practices of community involvement and national practices. Specific outputs: best practice examples guides, standards vs. regulatory and normative framework guide, regulatory and normative framework vs. implementation analysis, community involvement good examples and national practices; specific policies road-maps: socio-economic integration, family related and gender based violence, etc.

 

Capacity Development Experts(s) will be responsible for:

  • Continues communication with project staff regarding planning process and implementation;
  • Conducting research on good practices of LGBT policies development processes and advocacy initiatives in the region and internationally;
  • Development of the synthesized guide through international and national anti-discrimination regulatory and normative framework and practices;
  • Conducting analysis of national practices and standards vs. regulatory and normative framework;
  • Conducting analysis of regulatory and normative framework vs. implementation;
  • Conducting research on good practices of community involvement and national practices;
  • Conducting analysis of specific policies road-maps, such as socio-economic integration, family related and gender based violence, or others;

The Consultant will be required to deliver:

  • Publication on examples of the good practises of LGBT policies development initiatives in the region and internationally;
  • Publication on international and national anti-discrimination regulatory and normative framework and practises:
  • Publication on implementation of relevant legislation at local level (5 local communities targeted by the project) and community involvement good examples and national practices;

 

  • Publication on specific policies road-maps such as socio-economic integration, family related and gender based violence, or others which will be agreed.

Required Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant:

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in research projects
  • Proven experience in designing and conducting qualitative research in the areas of human rights and social policy/inclusion;
  • Team player able to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience working with LGBT communities
  • Prior experience with USAID or international donor funded projects
  • Extensive knowledge of the human rights and national social inclusion policies and practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following by CoB August 15, 2016:

  • An explanation of the Applicant(s) qualifications to perform the task (including CVs, past performance information, at least 3 references, sample of the previous research)
  • Brief letter of Interest (1 page);
  • Description of plan and method to complete tasks described herein;
  • A detailed budget

Applicants can send their materials to: labris@labris.org.rs with the subject line: “Application [YOUR NAME]: Research and Analysis Expert”

Terms of Reference for Policy and Advocacy Consultant(s)

Kategorija: Lobiranje / Datum: јул 27, 2016

Policy and Advocacy

INTRODUCTION

Labris, one of the oldest lesbian human rights organizations in the region, is an organization that considers the right to different sexual orientation as one of the basic human rights. Labris works on protection, advancement and promotion of gender equality and diversity through: empowerment and social inclusion of LGBT community; creation, monitoring and advocating inclusive politics; advancement of institutional systems of support and networking on national and regional level. Since its foundation Labris has been implementing over 60 projects through its three program components – Community Development, Education and Advocacy Program.

Based on the 20-year experience in supporting the most vulnerable group and the assessment of current situation in regards to position of LGBT community in Republic of Serbia, Labris developed project The Network Change for Serbia’s LGBT Community.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Numerous research and reports continuously demonstrate that LGBT community is one of the most discriminated social groups in Serbia and state institutions have proven to be unable and not willing to ensure full human rights to LGBT person: A comprehensive survey of societal perceptions of homosexuality and attitudes towards LGBT population showed that the share of those who think homosexuality is an illness is extremely high (67%). 56 percent of the population believed homosexuality posed a threat to society and as many as one half of Serbia’s citizens would never reconcile with the fact that someone close to them is a homosexual. 17% of the parents would violently react to the fact that their child is a homosexual. Survey conducted by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and CESID in November 2012, showed that 30% object to having LGBT neighbors, 32.5% do not want them as colleagues, 40.6% do not want them as a friend, 58.8% do not want them as teachers, and 79.5% do not want LGBT people in their family. Furthermore, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights report shows that 80% of high school students support discrimination of LGBT people.

Although Serbia has ratified most of the international human rights documents and conventions, and has legal and institutional anti-discrimination framework largely in place, ”…in practice, those most exposed to discrimination are Roma, women, persons with disabilities and the LGBT population. They are frequently victims of intolerance, hate speech and even physical attacks. Public officials have been reluctant to publicly condemn such incidents.” (Commission Opinion on Serbia’s application for membership of the European Union {COM (2011) 668}). From the other hand, due to the extremely low level of trust in government institutions (Centre for public policy research) and lack of knowledge on the rights and existing mechanisms among LGBT population, unreported homophobic violence and discrimination remain at extremely high levels.

LGBT people in Serbia are targeted as victims of hate crime more often than other vulnerable groups such as Roma or people with disabilities. Such violence raised from the deep hatred of the perpetrator toward real and/or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity of the victim. Relevant institutions are usually not well sensitized and educated to deal with this issue. Even if the victims report such crimes or incidents, the fact that reason for attack was prejudice, often does not appear in the official statistical reports, because the motives of homophobia and transphobia are often not recognized or not recognized as relevant.

OBJECTIVES AND COURSE OF THE ACTION

In order to develop sustainable and innovative initiative which will build on previous Labris’ s successes and create a critical mass of supporters and build new constituencies, this program will be implemented jointly by the network of the most prominent LGBT organizations and the organizations with the extensive experience and expertise in developing sustainable advocacy structures and multiplication of the project results.

The purpose of the action is to advance human rights of LGBT persons in Serbia by stimulating policy dialog and fostering implementation of the existing legislative framework and international standards in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23. Specific goals of the initiative are:

  • Developing an effective and sustainable network for LGBT inclusion on national and local level and advancing its capacities for long-term policy development and monitoring
  • Raising awareness, activating and mobilizing the LGBT community and new constituencies for sustainable public advocacy
  • Fostering implementation of anti-discrimination standards and policies through strategic policy development and advocacy in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23

The initiatives target groups will be: LGBT community, community-based and national CSOs, the most relevant institutions, including independent institutions in Serbia and internationally and media. Specific communication strategy will be developed in order to target new audiences and activate them in the project implementation.

Apart from networking and capacity development activities (to be implemented in the year one and two), the initiative will serve as an opportunity for development of the “independent observatory” of LGBT rights through its research, analyses and watchdog components (to be implemented in year one), policy road-maps and advocacy strategies for all future work (to be implemented in year two). In addition, existing gaps and challenges in the implementation of the anti-discrimination regulations will be identified and addressed accordingly throughout the implementation cycle.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY AND SCOPE OF WORK

Specific focus of the project The Network Change for Serbia’s LGBT Community is its set of awareness raising and public advocacy activities. Namely, communication and advocacy components of the project have to be based on the results from the comprehensive research and monitoring activities. Primer objective of the consultancy is to develop communication and advocacy framework in close cooperation with other engage experts, LABRIS staff and partner organizations and to support implementation of this group of activities.

Specifically, Policy and Advocacy Consultant will be responsible for developing communication strategy and overseeing its implementation jointly with LABRIS staff, developing advocacy framework and overseeing implementation of local advocacy campaign, setting up policy content to be monitored through ISTINOMER platform, organizing public hearing to present policy recommendations and developing report on all implemented advocacy activities within this project, aiming at sharing gained knowledge and good practices.

Capacity Development Experts(s) will be responsible for:

  • Continues communication with project staff;
  • Continues communication with other engaged consultants;
  • Community Strategy Development. Communication Strategy should will include: An overview of anticipated promotional material (including messaging and design motifs); public awareness activities to be conducted distinguished by those conducted by project staff, National LGBT inclusion Network, Local Networks and LGBT watchdog network; mainstream/online media outreach strategies and timeline;
  • Development of joint national advocacy approach towards national institutions and advocacy plan and overseeing the implementation;
  • Development of local advocacy plans and overseeing their implementation, including media coverage in local communities;
  • Organization of the Public Hearing. Public Hearings will be organized with CRTA and its Open Parliament network/program and will serve as an opportunity to include MPs and set up the policy framework and agree upon the roles of the Parliament in the joint effort of adequate implementation of the anti-discrimination measures.
  • Setting up thematic/watchdog structure with Istinomer and monitoring. Istinomer platform will be used for monitoring of the most important aspects of the implementation of the national antidiscrimination framework
  • Developing report on all implemented advocacy activities within this project, aiming at sharing gained knowledge and good practices

Required Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant:

  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in developing communication strategies and public advocacy;
  • Proven experience in overseeing implementation of communication strategies and advocacy campaigns;
  • Team player able to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience with USAID or international donor funded projects
  • Extensive knowledge of the human rights and national social inclusion policies and practices
  • University degree in public administration, political science, community development, communications, or other relevant field
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following by CoB August 31, 2016:

  • An explanation of the Applicant(s) qualifications to perform the task (including CV, past performance information, at least 3 references)
  • Brief letter of Interest (1 page);
  • Description of plan and method to complete tasks described herein;
  • A detailed budget

Applicants can send their materials to: labris@labris.org.rs with the subject line: “Application [YOUR NAME]: Policy and Advocacy Consultant”

Terms of Reference for Networking Expert

Kategorija: Lobiranje / Datum: јул 27, 2016

Person drawing a People Network illustration with chalk on a blackboard.

INTRODUCTION

 

Labris, one of the oldest lesbian human rights organizations in the region, is an organization that considers the right to different sexual orientation as one of the basic human rights. Labris works on protection, advancement and promotion of gender equality and diversity through: empowerment and social inclusion of LGBT community; creation, monitoring and advocating inclusive politics; advancement of institutional systems of support and networking on national and regional level. Since its foundation Labris has been implementing over 60 projects through its three program components – Community Development, Education and Advocacy Program.

Based on the 20-year experience in supporting the most vulnerable group and the assessment of current situation in regards to position of LGBT community in Republic of Serbia, Labris developed project The Network Change for Serbia’s LGBT Community.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

 

Numerous research and reports continuously demonstrate that LGBT community is one of the most discriminated social groups in Serbia and state institutions have proven to be unable and not willing to ensure full human rights to LGBT person: A comprehensive survey of societal perceptions of homosexuality and attitudes towards LGBT population showed that the share of those who think homosexuality is an illness is extremely high (67%). 56 percent of the population believed homosexuality posed a threat to society and as many as one half of Serbia’s citizens would never reconcile with the fact that someone close to them is a homosexual. 17% of the parents would violently react to the fact that their child is a homosexual. Survey conducted by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and CESID in November 2012, showed that 30% object to having LGBT neighbors, 32.5% do not want them as colleagues, 40.6% do not want them as a friend, 58.8% do not want them as teachers, and 79.5% do not want LGBT people in their family. Furthermore, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights report shows that 80% of high school students support discrimination of LGBT people.

Although Serbia has ratified most of the international human rights documents and conventions, and has legal and institutional anti-discrimination framework largely in place, ”…in practice, those most exposed to discrimination are Roma, women, persons with disabilities and the LGBT population. They are frequently victims of intolerance, hate speech and even physical attacks. Public officials have been reluctant to publicly condemn such incidents.” (Commission Opinion on Serbia’s application for membership of the European Union {COM (2011) 668}). From the other hand, due to the extremely low level of trust in government institutions (Centre for public policy research) and lack of knowledge on the rights and existing mechanisms among LGBT population, unreported homophobic violence and discrimination remain at extremely high levels.

LGBT people in Serbia are targeted as victims of hate crime more often than other vulnerable groups such as Roma or people with disabilities. Such violence raised from the deep hatred of the perpetrator toward real and/or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity of the victim. Relevant institutions are usually not well sensitized and educated to deal with this issue. Even if the victims report such crimes or incidents, the fact that reason for attack was prejudice, often does not appear in the official statistical reports, because the motives of homophobia and transphobia are often not recognized or not recognized as relevant.

OBJECTIVES AND COURSE OF THE ACTION

 

In order to develop sustainable and innovative initiative which will build on previous Labris’ s successes and create a critical mass of supporters and build new constituencies, this program will be implemented jointly by the network of the most prominent LGBT organizations and the organizations with the extensive experience and expertise in developing sustainable advocacy structures and multiplication of the project results.

The purpose of the action is to advance human rights of LGBT persons in Serbia by stimulating policy dialog and fostering implementation of the existing legislative framework and international standards in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23. Specific goals of the initiative are:

  • Developing an effective and sustainable network for LGBT inclusion on national and local level and advancing its capacities for long-term policy development and monitoring
  • Raising awareness, activating and mobilizing the LGBT community and new constituencies for sustainable public advocacy
  • Fostering implementation of anti-discrimination standards and policies through strategic policy development and advocacy in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23

The initiatives target groups will be: LGBT community, community-based and national CSOs, the most relevant institutions, including independent institutions in Serbia and internationally and media. Specific communication strategy will be developed in order to target new audiences and activate them in the project implementation.

Apart from networking and capacity development activities (to be implemented in the year one and two), the initiative will serve as an opportunity for development of the “independent observatory” of LGBT rights through its research, analyses and watchdog components (to be implemented in year one), policy road-maps and advocacy strategies for all future work (to be implemented in year two). In addition, existing gaps and challenges in the implementation of the anti-discrimination regulations will be identified and addressed accordingly throughout the implementation cycle.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY AND SCOPE OF WORK

Network expert will be in charged for implementation of the networking activities envisioned by the project. Within this group of activities network expert, jointly with Labris, will develop sustainable and innovative initiatives which will build on previous Labris’ s successes and create a critical mass of supporters and build new constituencies. This project aims to develop the network of the most prominent LGBT organizations and to deepen and expend the LGBT network (including the PFLAG group (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) to the organizations with which LGBT organizations rarely cooperate with, community CSOs and local institutions in order to broaden the influence and outreach. More concrete, through this component two layers of support will be developed: national network which will serve as a watchdog and national advocacy platform and local networks which will gather different local actors, representatives of relevant institutuons (health, police, education, social welfare system, etc) and representatives of civil sector.

Networking Experts(s) will be responsible for:

  • Continued communication with project staff;
  • Setting up local networks in 5 communities and its administration – organization of the local networks regular meetings, coordination of joint activities, etc.;
  • Participation in organization of the local network trainings aimed at orientation of the local network representatives on all relevant issues/aspect of promotion of antidiscrimination policy and protection of LBGT individuals (3 trainings per network);
  • Engagement in the national promotion of the policy framework through traditional and online media;
  • Development of specific plans and implement awareness raising activities and 5 local advocacy actions within 5 local communities;
  • Participation in LGBT Inclusion Network Awareness Raising Activities;

The Consultant will be required to deliver:

  • Detailed plan on networks’ development and meeting schedules
  • Development of profile of local networks and mechanisms for promotion and enlargement of the network at local level;
  • Development of joint plan for promotion of the monitoring results and advocacy framework through created communication strategy in each 5 local communities;
  • Development of action plans in the scope of awareness raising activities in 5 local communities;
  • Reports on trainings implementation, awareness raising activities, media relations and public events in each community

Required Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant:

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in networking
  • Proven experience in designing and conducting networking activities
  • Team player able to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience with USAID or international donor funded projects
  • Extensive knowledge of the human rights and national social inclusion policies and practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following by CoB August 15, 2016:

  • An explanation of the Applicant(s) qualifications to perform the task (including CVs, past performance information, at least 3 references)
  • Brief letter of Interest (1 page);
  • Description of plan and method to complete tasks described herein;
  • A detailed budget

Applicants can send their materials to: labris@labris.org.rs with the subject line: “Application [YOUR NAME]: Networking Expert”

Terms of Reference for Monitoring Expert

Kategorija: Lobiranje / Datum: јул 27, 2016

monitoring

 

INTRODUCTION

Labris, one of the oldest lesbian human rights organizations in the region, is an organization that considers the right to different sexual orientation as one of the basic human rights. Labris works on protection, advancement and promotion of gender equality and diversity through: empowerment and social inclusion of LGBT community; creation, monitoring and advocating inclusive politics; advancement of institutional systems of support and networking on national and regional level. Since its foundation Labris has been implementing over 60 projects through its three program components – Community Development, Education and Advocacy Program.

 

Based on the 20-year experience in supporting the most vulnerable group and the assessment of current situation in regards to position of LGBT community in Republic of Serbia, Labris developed project The Network Change for Serbia’s LGBT Community.

BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

Numerous research and reports continuously demonstrate that LGBT community is one of the most discriminated social groups in Serbia and state institutions have proven to be unable and not willing to ensure full human rights to LGBT person: A comprehensive survey of societal perceptions of homosexuality and attitudes towards LGBT population showed that the share of those who think homosexuality is an illness is extremely high (67%). 56 percent of the population believed homosexuality posed a threat to society and as many as one half of Serbia’s citizens would never reconcile with the fact that someone close to them is a homosexual. 17% of the parents would violently react to the fact that their child is a homosexual. Survey conducted by the Commissioner for Protection of Equality and CESID in November 2012, showed that 30% object to having LGBT neighbors, 32.5% do not want them as colleagues, 40.6% do not want them as a friend, 58.8% do not want them as teachers, and 79.5% do not want LGBT people in their family. Furthermore, the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights report shows that 80% of high school students support discrimination of LGBT people.

 

Although Serbia has ratified most of the international human rights documents and conventions, and has legal and institutional anti-discrimination framework largely in place, ”…in practice, those most exposed to discrimination are Roma, women, persons with disabilities and the LGBT population. They are frequently victims of intolerance, hate speech and even physical attacks. Public officials have been reluctant to publicly condemn such incidents.” (Commission Opinion on Serbia’s application for membership of the European Union {COM (2011) 668}). From the other hand, due to the extremely low level of trust in government institutions (Centre for public policy research) and lack of knowledge on the rights and existing mechanisms among LGBT population, unreported homophobic violence and discrimination remain at extremely high levels.

 

LGBT people in Serbia are targeted as victims of hate crime more often than other vulnerable groups such as Roma or people with disabilities. Such violence raised from the deep hatred of the perpetrator toward real and/or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity of the victim. Relevant institutions are usually not well sensitized and educated to deal with this issue. Even if the victims report such crimes or incidents, the fact that reason for attack was prejudice, often does not appear in the official statistical reports, because the motives of homophobia and transphobia are often not recognized or not recognized as relevant.

 

 

OBJECTIVES AND COURSE OF THE ACTION

In order to develop sustainable and innovative initiative which will build on previous Labris’ s successes and create a critical mass of supporters and build new constituencies, this program will be implemented jointly by the network of the most prominent LGBT organizations and the organizations with the extensive experience and expertise in developing sustainable advocacy structures and multiplication of the project results.

The purpose of the action is to advance human rights of LGBT persons in Serbia by stimulating policy dialog and fostering implementation of the existing legislative framework and international standards in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23. Specific goals of the initiative are:

 

  • Developing an effective and sustainable network for LGBT inclusion on national and local level and advancing its capacities for long-term policy development and monitoring
  • Raising awareness, activating and mobilizing the LGBT community and new constituencies for sustainable public advocacy
  • Fostering implementation of anti-discrimination standards and policies through strategic policy development and advocacy in the scope of EU-Serbia accession negotiations over Chapter 23

 

The initiatives target groups will be: LGBT community, community-based and national CSOs, the most relevant institutions, including independent institutions in Serbia and internationally and media. Specific communication strategy will be developed in order to target new audiences and activate them in the project implementation.

Apart from networking and capacity development activities (to be implemented in the year one and two), the initiative will serve as an opportunity for development of the “independent observatory” of LGBT rights through its research, analyses and watchdog components (to be implemented in year one), policy road-maps and advocacy strategies for all future work (to be implemented in year two). In addition, existing gaps and challenges in the implementation of the anti-discrimination regulations will be identified and addressed accordingly throughout the implementation cycle.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY AND SCOPE OF WORK

Development of the capacities for monitoring of implementation of relevant anti-discrimination legislation and the respect og LBGT rights in the society has been perceived as strong component of the program. In setting up the monitoring system on the national level and in performing monitoring activities, Labris will closely collaborate with CRTA and its partner organizations. It is envisioned to use CRTA`s existing platforms – Istinomer and Open Parliament and to set up thematic/watchdog structure for continued monitoring.

Monitoring expert will be responsible for continuous support to Labris and network’s member organizations in developing monitoring strategy, mechanism and instruments, and action plan and preparation of the report on monitoring the implementation of the most relevant regulatory and normative provisions, including the Strategy and Action Plan on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination. Monitoring activities will be implemented on both national and local level and will be based on the methodology developed within the project The Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Monitoring expert will jointly with Labris develop monitoring reports – Shadow reports, which will be published and promoted twice a year.

Monitoring Experts(s) will be responsible for:

  • Continued communication with project staff and other consultants;
  • Adaptation of the existing methodology for monitoring Strategy and Action Plan on Prevention and Protection against Discrimination, including instruments and action plan;
  • Development of monitoring structure/thematic areas for monitoring activities which will be implemented through Istinomer;
  • Development of the reporting structure and developing capacitates of Labris and partner organizations and institutions for the implementation of monitoring activities;
  • Development of two annual shadow reports, based on inputs from the local networks and national watchdog network;
  • Participation in promotion of annual shadow reports

The Consultant will be required to deliver:

  • Monitoring methodology and instruments;
  • Monitoring plan and reporting structure;
  • Monitoring guide for monitoring and report development and capacity development methodology;
  • Monitoring structure and methodology – to be used with Istinonomer;
  • Two annual shadow report publications on implementation of relevant legislation at the local and national level based on the inputs from five local networks and one national watchdog network;
  • Recommendations for advanced implementation of the existing framework on national and local level based on monitoring results;

Required Qualifications and Experience of the Consultant:

  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in monitoring
  • Proven experience in designing and conducting monitoring activities
  • Team player able to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Prior experience with USAID or international donor funded projects
  • Extensive knowledge of the human rights and national social inclusion policies and practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following by CoB August 15, 2016:

  • An explanation of the Applicant(s) qualifications to perform the task (including CVs, past performance information, at least 3 references, sample of the previous monitoring reports/methodologies)
  • Brief letter of Interest (1 page);
  • Description of plan and method to complete tasks described herein;
  • A detailed budget

Applicants can send their materials to: labris@labris.org.rs with the subject line: “Application [YOUR NAME]: Monitoring Expert”

 

Od pretnji smrću do udaraca u glavu, stomak i kičmu

Kategorija: Vesti / Datum: јул 25, 2016

Zašto država ne kažnjava napade na borce za ljudska prava i njihovu imovinu 

* O tome kako država, pre svih policija i tužilaštvo, puštaju nasilje nad aktivistima i borcima za ljudska prava Danas konstantno podseća. Nažalost, huligani i dalje prolaze nekažnjeno

Septembar 2015, odvojeni napadi na LGBT aktiviste Dragoslavu Barzut i Predraga Azdejkovića. I posle 11 meseci, napadači nisu pronađeni.

yucom izvor Fonet

Izvor fotografije Fonet

U slučaju gej aktiviste Bobana Stojanovića, kome je dva puta napadnut stan, u pitanju su godine ignorisanja državnih institucija.

Napadači na prostorije Kuće ljudskih prava i demokratije, koji su u noći između 21. i 22. januara razbili prozore ove nevladine organizacije, takođe, nisu uhvaćeni. Policijska pratnja dodeljena je Jeleni Milić, direktorki Centra za evroatlantske studije, i to posle burnog reagovanja dela javnosti zbog brojnih pretnji smrću, verbalnih uvreda na društvenim mrežama i pretnji njenoj deci. O tome kako država, pre svih policija i tužilaštvo, puštaju nasilje nad aktivistima i borcima za ljudska prava Danas konstantno podseća. Nažalost, huligani i dalje prolaze nekažnjeno.

Dragoslava Barzut je sa drugaricama napadnuta u noći između 26. i 27. septembra u beogradskom lokalu „SFRJ“ samo zato što je lezbejka. Nepoznati mladić sa kačketom i kapuljačom dotrčao je do njihovog stola i počeo da ih bije jednu po jednu, uzvikujući „lezbejke, lezbejke“. Najviše udaraca dobila je njena prijateljica – povreda glave, zatvoreno oko, izbijen zub i udarac nogom u kičmu. Kada je Barzut uzviknula nasilniku da prestane, udario ju je u glavu, pala je. Uspela je da pozove policiju, ali ih je napao drugi muškarac. Nijedan nije priveden pravdi. Kaže nam da se samoinicijativno interesuje za svoj slučaj, jer joj se niko od nadležnih ne javlja. Podnela je tužilaštvu molbu za novi uviđaj.

Početkom septembra kod Sava centra napadnut je urednik gej magazina „Optimist“ Predrag Azdejković. Dvojica mladića su mu, dok su napuštali gradski prevoz, pretili da „peder gradom neće šetati“ i šutnuli ga u stomak. Azdejković ukazuje za Danas da mu se policija nikad nije javila, iako u novim autobusima postoje kamere.

– Čim sam prijavio napad policiji, rekli su mi da nema prevelike šanse da ih nađu, tako da sam digao ruke od toga. Kontaktirao sam i oficira za kontakt sa LGBT zajednicom Aleksandra Stojmenovića i dobio odgovor: „U svim slučajevima policija u saradnji sa tužilaštvom preduzima mere i radnje u cilju rasvetljavanja događaja i identifikacije lica“ – ističe Azdejković.

Boban Stojanović nam objašnjava da je stan u kome je živeo sa partnerom napadnut dva puta za godinu dana.

– Jednom je na prozore spavaće sobe bačen Molotovljev koktel, nacrtan kukasti krst ispred ulaznih vrata i zalepljena nalepnica „Znamo kada spavate“. Iako smo se iz tog stana iselili zbog straha od ponovnog napada, posle manje od godinu dana prozori su nam ponovo bili polomljeni. Više ne živimo tu, iznajmljujemo stan da bismo se osećali bezbednije. Taj stan nisam izdao, jer se bojim da ti koji su ga dvaput napali, ne učine to ponovo i ne strada neko ko bi u njemu živeo. Tako da stoji prazan – objašnjava Stojanović.

Kako dodaje, od policije ili tužilaštva nikada nije dobio nikakav odgovor. Naš sagovornik smatra da nedostaje koordinisana kampanja države.

– Niko ne šalje javnosti poruku da je nešto ovakvo nedopustivo i kažnjivo. Nažalost, znam za više LGBT osoba koje su imale slična iskustva, ali koje zbog straha ne smeju da ih prijave. Kada me pitaju da li je meni državni sistem pomogao, ćutim – zaključuje Stojanović.

Ove tri priče, nažalost, nisu jedine. Početkom januara predstavnici Parade ponosa Beograd, udruženja „Dea Dia“ i druge LGBT osobe verbalno su napadnuti u Kovačici od grupe mladića iz tog mesta.

Kada je reč o napadu na prostorije Kuće ljudskih prava, iako je ministar Nebojša Stefanović, odmah po tom nemilom događaju izjavio da policija intenzivno radi na pronalaženju počinioca „ovog vandalskog čina“, Dragan Popović iz ove NVO nam kaže da ih policija nikad nije kontaktirala, „a sudeći po rezultatima, rekao bih da se ne radi ništa“.

„J…. ti seme izdajničko. Završićeš u jarku“, „K… raspala, zaslužuješ da umreš u najstrašnijim mukama“, samo su neke od pretnji koje je dobila Jelena Milić. Ona za Danas kaže da joj iz tužilaštva nikada nisu dali nikakvu informaciju nakon podnetih tužbi. Kako naglašava, Žene u crnom su u pravu – govor mržnje se ne kažnjava i zbog toga izaziva lavinu napada na aktiviste i aktivistkinje.

Zavetnici i SRS prošli nekažnjeno
Kada je komemorativni skup „Sedam hiljada“, posvećen genocidu u Srebrenici, u julu prošle godine zabranjen jer, kako stoji u operativnom izveštaju policije, „može se očekivati da će doći do pojedinačnih fizičkih napada na učesnike skupa u organizaciji Inicijative mladih za ljudska prava“, građani su se 10. jula ipak okupili ispred Predsedništva i zapalili sveće za žrtve. S namerom da prekinu skup, u blizini su se okupili Zavetnici i predstavnici Srpske radikalne stranke, koji su vređali i napadali učesnike. Umesto da njih privede, policija je zbog navodne organizacije neprijavljenog skupa, protiv direktorke Inicijative Anite Mitić pokrenula prekršajni postupak, dok su Zavetnici i radikali prošli nekažnjeno.

Uslovne kazne za naciste
Društveni centar „Oktobar“ je mesto posvećeno i izgrađeno na principima jednakosti, slobode i solidarnosti. Tog 31. marta, prema rečima očevidaca, sedam muškaraca – nacista je sa motkama uletelo u „Oktobar“, u kojem je bilo četvoro članova tog kolektiva. Jednoj osobi je polomljen nos i povređena ruka, dok druga ima povrede ruke. Polomljeno je više prozora, ispreturan je inventar, lomljene su flaše i čaše. Policija je privela petoro napadača. Jedan je uz asistenciju poznatog advokata „zbog nedostatka dokaza“ odmah pušten, dok je njih troje nakon kraćeg zadržavanja sklopilo sporazum o priznanju krivice i pušteni su na slobodu uz nagodbu sa tužilaštvom i kaznom od šest do osam meseci uslovno. Jedan napadač je zadržan u pritvoru mesec dana i osuđen na osam meseci kućnog pritvora bez elektronskog nadzora zbog „nasilničkog ponašanja“.

Objavljeno: 25.07.2016.
Autorka: J. Diković
Izvor: danas.rs

Prikaz knjige ‘Zovite me Esteban’: Šta je meni moj život?

Kategorija: Vesti / Datum: јул 25, 2016

Lejla Kalamujić: Zovite me Esteban, Dobra knjiga, Sarajevo, 2015.

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Zovite me Esteban, izvor delfi.rs

Ima li književnosti izvan autobiografije? Šta je spisateljici njen život, je li sav on sirova građa za literaturu? Ako su život gubici, je li barem literatura na dobitku? Ako su život traume, može li literatura zamijeniti terapiju? Šta je spisateljici njena pisaća mašina?

Zbirka Zovite me Esteban Lejle Kalamujić sadrži sedamnaest dužih ili kraćih priča, zapisa i(li) crtica između početne Šta je meni pisaća mašina i završne Povratak među zvijezde. Namjerno ističem ove dvije priče koje zbirku uokviruju: prva je maestralno otvara, posljednja je zatvara, dajući nam nadu u bolju, sretniju i mirniju budućnost, nakon turobnog putovanja prošlošću i sadašnjošću na koje su nas autorica i njena pripovjedačica vodile kroz sve priče, koristeći svoju iskrenost i ogoljenost pred nama kao najjače oružje. Zato smo tako lako stekli povjerenje u pripovjedačicu koja se pred nama odmah razodijeva, već na početku prve priče, otkrivajući nam tajnu vezu između pisaće mašine koja nije tek metafora za ispisivanje traume, već je i stvarni predmet, jedan od rijetkih, koji čuva uspomenu na majku što ju je pripovjedačica izgubila kad su joj bile tek dvije godine. Pored kroz te rijetke predmete-relikvije, majka u pripovjedačicinom životu živi kroz slike koje je sklapala na osnovu priča drugih i vlastite imaginacije poput one u priči Da sam te srela gdje pripovjedačica, sada već studentica filozofije, susreće majku u parku kod Druge gimnazije i razgovara sa njom o svom i očevom životu.

Ti drugi koji su joj o izgubljenoj majci pričali njeni su baka i deda, oni čine pola njenog svijeta i njenog doma, oni čine i pola ove sjajne zbirke. Drugu polovicu čine nana i dedo, očevi roditelji. Oca je, kako kaže u priči Četiri godišnja doba: i bilo, i nije. Ono što čini potku ove knjige nije toliko neprekidno učenje vještini gubljenja (odlična posveta tom učenju je priča Molba za Elisabeth), koliko je ta raspolućenost, ta podijeljenost svjetova, taj život između mrtve majke i uvijek pijanog oca, između majčinih i očevih, između Vratnika i Grbavice, između Sarajeva i Šida, između Sarajeva nekad i Sarajeva danas…

Pripovjedačica uporno pokušava spojiti polovice, ali ostaje uvijek na mostu, negdje između, imajući stalni osjećaj da te svjetove u sebi nikad neće spojiti – sve dok se u njenom životu napokon ne pojavi ona. Ona koja se pojavljuje nije samo njena djevojka, ona je i taj most kojeg pripovjedačica od početka pokušava sazidati. Ona je i nada da će sada, ne samo pripovjedačica već i cijeli svijet izgažen traumima, prerovan ratovima, izjeden nostalgijom, napokon doći u stanje stabilne remisije.

Pripovjedačicina seksualna orijentacija jeste važan dio zbirke, njena Drugost time je dodatno potcrtana. Kako pripovjedačica-djevojčica nikad nije imala porodicu koja bi se uklopila u okvire normalnosti, odrastajući sa nanom i bakom, dedom i djedom, razvedenom tetkom i njenim sinom, tako ni odrasla pripovjedačica neće nikad biti uklopljena u heteronormativni odnos i porodicu. No, sada kada je u stabilnoj remisiji, pripovjedačica je naučila da je život i između i izvan, izvan nametnutih okvira normalnosti, u miješanom braku, između Boga i Tita, između uspomene na Grad i onog što Grad pred njenim očima postaje. Zato su one priče u kojima svijet pomiruje u sebi, u kojima se pojavljuju djevojke u koje je bila zaljubljena, voljela ih ili ih još voli, redovito, čak kad je i u njima Smrt nezvani gost, najvedrije, najotvorenije i najtoplije. Takva je Bella Ciao, takva je i navedena, završna Povratak među zvijezde u kojoj pripovjedačica i njena djevojka napokon odlaze na ateističku parcelu gradskog groblja Bare, na majčin grob. Pripovjedačici je trideset, majci su, kad je život stao, bile dvadeset i dvije. Prerasla je svoju majku, nadrasla je i nadživjela, prežvakala, pa ispljunula sve traume i sada joj je vrijeme da pođe dalje.

Vrijeme je – kako kaže rečenica kojom završava priču, ali i cijelu zbirku – vrijeme da se ide.

Nećemo saznati odgovore na pitanja sa početka ovog teksta, ni nakon što pročitamo svih devetnaest priča, cijelu ovu zbirku jake strukture koja bi mogla funkcionirati i kao roman, ako je forma uopće važna. Nećemo, ali nije ni važno. Važno je da nam je iskrenošću i sada već prepoznatljivim autorskim rukopisom kojim je Lejla Kalamujić literarizirala vlastitu traumu, donijela samo dobro: dobru knjigu i dobar književni glas od kojeg, s pravom, očekujemo mnogo u njenim narednim djelima.

Objavljeno: 24.07.2016.
Autorka: Lamija Begagić
Izvor: lgbt.ba