This manual focuses specifically on this aspect. It provides the trainers of law enforcement authorities interactive step-by-step workshop that has the aim to raise awareness on the psychological impact of reporting a hate crime.
The Safe To Be Handbook examines the possibilities of administering restorative justice in cases of anti-LGBTI hate crimes. It contains five articles that look at restorative justice and its development in a historical and theoretical context, as well as present good practices for its application in cases of anti-LGBTI hate crimes.
Training health professionals to improvе healthcare for LGBTI people in Bulgaria
The current national report presents data from a study of the needs of students, parents and school professionals related to improving measures to prevent and combat violence in Bulgarian schools.
The current survey aims to give a snapshot of the experience of a specific group of high school students, namely lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) students.
What rights do I have as a lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LBT) survivor of domestic and dating violence? How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship with my female samesex partner? How can I stop her?
Across the European Union, LGBTI people face discrimination and violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. Most incidents are not reported which impedes the possibility to investigate hate crimes and prosecute offenders. The lack of reports renders the problem of anti-LGBTI hate crimes invisible to the public and may prevent authorities from acknowledging and addressing the problem. As a result, victims often suffer in silence and their rights may not be fully respected.
During the period January – October 2015, Bilitis Resource Center conducted a qualitative research study which answers the question, “To what extent do secondary schools in Sofia, Bulgaria provide an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students and teachers?”
Authors:Gloriya Filipova, Monika Pisankaneva
Bilitis Resource Center Foundation,Sofia 2017, ISBN: 978-954-91940-4-3
The study analyzes the situation of LGBTI families in Bulgaria and is based on semi-structured interviews with 26 LGBTI families from four bulgarian cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Ruse)