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October 8, 2015

The Challenge

In Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community continues to be a marginalized and nearly invisible group. Prejudice exists in both private and public spheres. Job loss, eviction, and social ostracism are just some of the risks that LGBTI persons encounter when their sexual orientation is revealed. Recent years have seen a number of homophobic incidents, including hostile remarks about LGBTI people by public figures, and acts violence as well. Fear prevents LGBTI citizens from reporting discrimination and hate crimes to the police. Incidents of violence are rarely reported in the local media. Many say that compared with the other social and economic challenges in BiH, gay rights are not a priority. We say human rights are always a priority.

October 8, 2015
October 7, 2015, Sarajevo – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce the arrival of its newly appointed USAID Mission Director for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Peter Duffy.
September 23, 2015
Project Snapshot
Total Funding:  $9.15 million
Start Date:  September 2013
End Date:  September 2018
Implementing Partner: Centers for Civic Initiatives, Center for Civil Society Development
The Challenge
June 24, 2015

More than 43,000 homes were destroyed or damaged by the catastrophic floods and landslides in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in May 2014, which led to the evacuation of more than 40,000 persons, many of whom remain displaced more than a year later. Forty-six municipalities suffered severe damage and destruction as urban, industrial and rural areas were submerged in floodwaters up to three meters high. 

June 17, 2015

Avgust, 2014 – Godina 2014. će biti zapamćena u Bosni i Hercegovini po razornim popla vama i klizištima koji su uništavali sve ispred sebe. Uništene su kuće, škole, bolnice, firme poljoprivredne površine i usjevi. Štete se procjenjuju u milijardama konvertibilnih maraka. Oporavak će biti dug i težak.


Last updated: October 08, 2015

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