Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia

Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia

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Project duration: 2015-2017
Contact person: Ana Nemsitsveridze-Daniels
E-mail: Ana.Nemsitsveridze-Daniels[at]ge.boell.org

Events

The LGBTI Solidarity Network Wraps Up Its Active Phase in Armenia

Summary

On September 28, 2017, the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office, together with its partners PINK and SWV organised a Wrap-up Stakeholder Meeting of the EU-funded Project “Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia”, which was being implemented since early 2015 in Aremnia and Georgia. հայերեն

Homophobic Politics or Political Homophobia

On May 3, 2017, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in cooperation with the Women's Initiatives Supporting Group & the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center held public discussions "Homophobic Politics or Political Homophobia".

Call for Final Project Evaluation

The South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation is seeking a qualified evaluator to undertake the final project evaluation beginning in November 2017.

Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Homo/Bi/Transphobia Presented in Yerevan

On December 2, 2016, the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office, together with its partners, the NGO Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) and Society Without Violence (SWV) organized a presentation of a comprehensive LGBTI rights strategy document, titled “Realising the Human Rights of LGBTI People in Armenia”.

In Armenian

Armenia, Georgia and BiH Exchange Lessons Learned in Advancing LGBTI Rights

On November 7-11, 2016, the project staff of the cross-border EU-funded initiative Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia visited Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to participate in a capacity building study tour aimed to transfer the experience of a similar EU-funded action Coming out! - Advocating promotion and protection of LGBT rights, implemented by the Heinrich Boell Foundation Bosnia and Herzegovina, in cooperation with the Sarajevo Open Center and CURE Foundation.

Europe, Let’s Speak Out for LGBTI Rights in South Caucasus

LGBTI individuals and LGBTI human rights defenders in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are facing huge challenges as LGBTI rights issues are currently shaped by EU, Russia, and South Caucasus geopolitical and economic interests. Could the European Neighbourhood Policy and other EU foreign policy initiatives contribute to the improvement of the LGBTI rights situation in the region?

By Carlotta Weber

About

Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017)

(ongoing project) The Heinrich Böll Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office, with financial support of the EU, has initiated the implementation and overall supervision of a three-year action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, executed by a working group of NGOs - Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG), Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) in Georgia and Society Without Violence (SWV) and Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) in Armenia.

Publications

Legal Situation of LGBTI Persons in Georgia

The present report aims at the comprehensive description and documentation of the human rights situation of LGBTI persons and state policies in Georgia. The report reviews the situation for LGBTI persons in relation to each right, identifies systemic problems on legislative, institutional, and human rights levels, and proposes specific recommendations for relevant state agencies.

Dossier: Situation of LGBT people in South Caucasus

2012 was a special year in terms of publicity of LGBT community and LGBT movement in all three South Caucasian countries. Several important steps have been made towards raising acute issues about sexual identity, differences/diversity and social constructs in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

Project partners

WISG - Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017)

Within the framework of the EU-funded action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, WISG is tasked with managing the components of the societal attitudes study in Georgia, designing the training manual and conducting CSO capacity building trainings; managing the small grants component as a follow-up to the trainings, and implementing the micro grants component to enhancing the visibility of the action and its results.

PINK - Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017)

(ongoing project) Within the framework of the EU-funded project Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, PINK Armenia is tasked with managing components of the societal attitudes study in Armenia, conducting capacity development trainings for LGBTI organizations/activists, and managing the small grants component to follow up on CSO capacity building in Armenia.

EMC - Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017)

(ongoing project) Within the frames of the EU-funded project Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, EMC will manage components of the situational assessment on LGBTI people’s conditions in Georgia, conduct capacity development trainings for LGBTI organizations/activists, as well as capacity building trainings for law-enforcement agencies, and meetings with relevant law-enforcement officials, in Georgia.

Society Without Violence - Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia (2015-2017)

(ongoing project) Within the frames of the EU-funded action Solidarity Network for LGBTI in Armenia and Georgia, SWV will manage components of the situational assessment of LGBTI conditions in Armenia, conduct capacity building/sensitization of journalists in Armenia, implement CSO capacity building trainings, and manage the micro grants component in Armenia to enhance the visibility of the action.