Grantee profile

Sarajevo Open Centre

Sarajevo Open Centre (the Centre) was founded in 2007, and today is a feminist organisation that works to defend and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons and women. It provides direct services such as legal and psychological counselling for victims of discrimination and hate crimes. It advocates at national and European level for legislative changes to uphold the rights of women and LGBTI people under Bosnia and Herzegovina’s constitution and international obligations. It also provides trainings for the police, judges, civil servants, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists. The Centre organises community events in Sarajevo such as the annual Merlinka LGBTI film festival.