LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

LGBTI Hate Crime (XVI) call under the Documentation and Advocacy Fund

The Hate Crime call was implemented in 2017 with the goal to support documentation of incidence of homophobic and transphobic violence in European countries where there is still lack of collected evidence of LGBTI Hate Crimes.

The Hate Crime call was implemented in 2017 with the goal to support documentation of incidence of homophobic and transphobic violence in European countries where there is still lack of collected evidence of LGBTI Hate Crimes. This data collection call has been devised to feed in ILGA-Europe’s evidence based advocacy strategy in favour of hate crime legislation and policy measures to tackle hate crime. The funding offered under this call enabled the grantees to:

  • develop the skills to produce good quality and comparable evidence of incidence of violence experienced by LGBTI people;
  • produce a report on homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in their country, which will in turn allow ILGA-Europe to compile data at European level at the end of 2017;
  • increase the visibility of the issue of homophobic and transphobic violence at national and European levels.

The projects were implemented from February 2017 to February 2018 and the following organisations implement projects under this call:

Right Side NGO (Armenia): Documenting Cases of Hate Crime against Transgender Individuals in Armenia

Contact information:

E-mail:  rightsidengo@gmail.com

Contact person: Lilit Martirosyan

Grant amount: 6795 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project was aimed at enhancing transgender individuals’ human rights protection in Armenia through fact-finding and evidence based advocacy. Through this project the organisation collected first ever data exclusively focused on hate crimes, violence and discrimination faced by transgender community in Armenia, creating a comprehensive and consistent data collection mechanism in Armenian on hate crime cases and incidents documentation. The collected evidence and facts will be used for LGBTI rights advocacy purposes on national, regional, and international levels with the aim to create state accountability towards LGBTI rights protection in the country.

Final product

Report


Deystvie (Bulgaria): Data-collection of LGBTI-phobic hate crimes in Bulgaria

Contact information:

E-mail:  info@deystvie.org

Contact person: Veneta Limberova

Grant amount: 7282 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project collected data on LGBTI-phobic hate crimes in Bulgaria with the scope of producing and distributing a report. The report aims at showing officials in and outside the country the necessity for including LGBTI-phobic based hate crimes in the criminal law of Bulgaria. It also demonstrates the necessity for close and constant work with police and law enforcement authorities in their work in recognizing hate crimes. The project helped to mobilize the LGBTI community in Bulgaria to report such crimes and start requesting their human rights. This work lays foundations of the further work of the organization after implementing this project – the report and the findings of the project will be used in the advocacy work for amending the criminal law in the State, close and continues cooperation with police and law enforcement authorities.

Final product

Report


GLAS Foundation (Bulgaria): Data-collection of LGBTI-phobic hate crimes in Bulgaria

Contact information:

E-mail:  simeon@glasfoundation.bg

Contact person: Simeon Vasilev

Grant amount: 7220 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project aim was to improve the data collection, classification, and analysis of LGBTI-phobic hate crimes in Bulgaria. The project helped to upgrade and promote the online collecting tool at the website www.wearetolerant.com developed by GLAS Foundation in 2015 through mix media campaign in two major Bulgarian cities. It allowed the timely documentation of new evidence, sustain in long term the monitoring process, and increase the visibility of the issue at national level. The report featuring the data collection in 2017 will be disseminated to all public institutions dealing with hate crimes and used to advocate for criminalizing LGBTI-phobic hate crimes in the Bulgarian Penal Code.

Final product

Report


Lambda Warsaw (Poland): Hot Line: Improving the Recording and Reporting of anti-LGBT Hate Crimes

Contact information:

E-mail:

Contact person:

Grant amount: 6655 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project improved the recording and reporting of anti- LGBT hate crimes for the purpose of evidence-based advocacy. The objectives are to increase the number of reporting centres by building capacity of Lambda team members, to encourage victims to report to Lambda, to gather evidence for advocacy; to raise awareness around hate crimes.

Final product

Report


DaSeZna! (Serbia): Mapping cases of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in Serbia.

Contact information:

E-mail:  dasezna@dasezna.lgbt

Contact person: Dragoslava Barzut

Grant amount: 7418 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project collected and recorded LGBTI-phobic hate crimes on the portal www.dasezna.lgbt with utilization of an open-source software for secure collection of human rights abuses dubbed Martus. The recorded cases will be used by Da Se Zna! and other LGBTI and human rights organizations in their work with the community and advocacy efforts.

Final product

Report


NGO Romkinje Vojvodine (Serbia):

Contact information:

E-mail:  vnmts@ptt.rs

Contact person: Nataša Šajin

Grant amount: 6777 EUR

Period of implementation: February 2017 – February 2018

The project dealt with documenting and promoting evidence of cases of hate crimes of LGBT Roma people on the territory of seven rural municipalities in the AP Vojvodina in Serbia. (Cities included: Novi Bečej, Novi Kneževac, Ada, Čoka, Senta, Bečej, Kanjiža.)

Final product

Report