THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE LGBT COMMUNITY

During a meeting between the Prime minister of Montenegro, Mr. Duško Marković and the President of the Steering Committee of LGBT Forum Progress, Ms. Bojana Jokić, the Prime Minister said that the Government of Montenegro will continue to support the integration of the LGBT community in the society and that it will help with providing the social services that are vital to the members of this population.

Ms. Jokić commended the current strategic and legislative framework of Montenegro, and pointed out the great cooperation with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, law enforcement institutions, and the Institution of the Ombudsman; as well as pointed out to the need for governmental support in the work of the LGBT Shelter and Social Center, that they no longer have the funding for.

The Prime minister expressed his pleasure with the progress made in this area and the dedication of the institutions, and said that the Government will support and help with the activities related to the re-activation of the Shelter and Social Center.

He added that the question of rights and integration of LGBG persons is important in the maturing process of Montenegrin society, and they both agreed that there is a need to further build the consciousness of the community in order to remove all the prejudice towards those who are of different sexual orientation, and in order for all citizens to be able to enjoy equal respect of their rights and freedoms.

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER

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(Crnogorski) USTANOVLJENA NAGRADA „DIKA“ – DRUŠTVENO PRIZNANJE ZA DOPRINOS VIDLJIVOSTI LGBTIQ OSOBA U CRNOJ GORI

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THE ANNUAL REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF LGBTIQ PERSONS

NGO LGBT Forum Progress has, as a part of a pilot project started in January 2017, published the Annual report regarding the situation of Human Rights of LGBTIQ persons in Montenegro during 2016. Under this Report, a total of 10 topics has been covered, that have been identified as key ones throughout the work of Progress. They are:

  1. Strategy for Improving Quality of Life of LGBT Persons in Montenegro (2013 – 2018)
  2. Cases of physical and psychological violence, violence committed out of hatred and hate speech
  3. The case of “Niksic Pride”
  4. Student Parliament of the University of Montenegro
  5. SOGI Center (LGBTIQ Social and Community Center)
  6. Montenegro Pride
  7. The occurrence of sex workers; STIs and STDs
  8. Discrimination, intolerance, and violence within the LGBTIQ community itself
  9. Institutional blockage
  10. Social climate

LGBT Forum ProgressThis report has been composed based on internally gathered and processed data, that have been compared to relevant national and international sources; as well as based on the scope and reach of day-to-day activities of LGBT Forum Progress in 2016.

Despite some objective steps forward have been made in 2016 in the area of the respect of human rights of LGBTIQ persons and their social acceptance, we are overall not content with the achieved progress. It is the very purpose of this report to point out all of the shortcomings and omissions, as well as to point out the potential ways of solving some of the problems.

As this is a pilot project, we will appreciate the inputs of all relevant institutions, NGOs and CSOs, media, and individuals, in order to make each next annual report as objective, good in quality, and comprehensive as possible.

The complete report can be found on the following link: http://media.lgbtprogres.me/2017/05/SITUATION-ANALYSIS-REGARDING-HUMAN-RIGHTS-OF-LGBTIQ-PERSONS-IN-MONTENEGRO-DURING-2016.pdf

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(Crnogorski) ODRŽAN SASTANAK SA RADNOM GRUPOM TIMA POVJERENJA

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(Crnogorski) ODLUKA MINISTRA EVROPSKIH POSLOVA PROTIVNA PRINCIPIMA DEMOKRATIJE

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(Crnogorski) KORAK UNAZAD U POŠTOVANJU LJUDSKIH PRAVA

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(Crnogorski) ODRŽAN MIRNI PROTEST ISPRED AMBASADE RUSKE FEDERACIJE

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