The project “Between Here and There” is primarily aimed at children and young people of the LGBT*IQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Intersexual and Queer People) community. It stands for living on equal terms, sexual self-determination and gender diversity. Many of the young people leave their home countries due to discrimination by society and politics. The project campaigns for the rights of LGBT*IQ+ in order to reduce discrimination, promote social participation and thus prevent this form of forced migration.

  • Ort, Land:
    Bosnien und Herzegowina
  • Partnerorganisation:
    Sarajevo Open Centre (SOC)
  • Laufzeit:
    01.09.2018 – 31.08.2020


People who belong to the LGBT*IQ+ group face discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This strong discrimination emanates not only from the society, but also from parts of the political leadership. Many of these people therefore feel forced to leave their homeland in order to live a free and peaceful life.

Approaches for action

The project “Between Here and There” campaigns for the rights of LGBT*IQ+ in order to reduce long-term discrimination and prevent forced migration. In addition, options for possible emigration are presented and the associated challenges are discussed and solutions sought together.

What is special

The Sarajevo Open Centre aims to improve the living conditions of the so-called LGBT*IQ+ community throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina in the long term.

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