LGBTI Persons are Entitled to Public Services Too

LGBTHuman rights of LGBTI persons were the main topic of the roundtable “Local Action for Ensuring Systematic Support to LGBTI Persons in Sarajevo Canton”, held on 19 December 2017 in Sarajevo by the Sarajevo Open Center (SOC), as one of the activities of the project “Institutional Support Network for LGBTI Persons in Sarajevo Canton”, supported by USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity (USAID/PPMG).

Importance and Basic Principles of Strategic Planning


The last training was intended for organizations selected through a public call issued in September 2017, whose activities are focused on improving the position of persons with disabilities, the Roma, women and youth. This training was dedicated to strategic planning. 

Sarajevo Gets Another Service Center for Families of Children and Persons with Developmental Disabilities

SC1After Alipašino polje, Stari Grad gets a Service Center as well.

The Center, located on the Obala Kulina bana street, was opened in a formal ceremony by the US Ambassador to BiH, Maureen Cormack, Mayor of the Stari Grad Municipality, Ibrahim Hadžibajrić and BiH track and field champion and the Center’s first goodwill ambassador, Amel Tuka.

What Is Project Cycle Management?

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Project Cycle Management – Writing Project Proposals was the second topic in the third cycle of trainings intended for local CSOs whose activities are focused on improving the position of marginalized groups. The training was held on November 14-16, 2017 in Teslić.

More than BAM 70 000 for Families of Children and Persons with Disabilities, Mobile Team Services Coming Soon

SC ZvjezdiceOver the next two years, the Service Center “Dajte nam šansu-Zvjezdice” will keep providing free services for families of children and persons with developmental disabilities in the Banja Luka region, thanks to BAM 70 000, provided by USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity (USAID/PPMG).

The grant agreement was signed today at the Center, by the Chief of Party of USAID’s Marginalized Populations Support Activity, Jasmin Bešić and the Director of the Service Center “Dajte nam šansu – Zvjezdice” Željka Perišić Trubajić.


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Service Center "Dajte nam šansu"

27 November 2015

The opening of the Service Center «Dajte nam šansu – Svjetlice» heralds the beginning of a new stage for equal members of the BiH society – children and persons with...

No Welfare Dependency - Contributing to Society as Employed Young People

01 February 2017

Children without parental care belong to one of the most vulnerable marginalized groups in BiH, and as such deserve special care and attention. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are between...

Childhood Passion Turned Into Business: Silvana’s Cakes on Tables all Across BiH

22 December 2017

Cakes and pastries have been Silvana’s passion since early childhood. When she was still a little girl, she would sneak up, take some dough from her mother and make it...

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Coalition of Marginalized Populations in BiH

11 June 2015

Coalition of Marginalized Populations in BiH – KOMA is currently conducting two campaigns of public advocating: 1) Establishing minimal social security and equal opportunities and 2) Regulating extra-institutional support for...

Strategy for Implementation of Istanbul Convention Adopted: Entities and Cantons Must take Harder Stance Towards Combating Violence Against Women

24 July 2015

Sarajevo Open Center applauds the adoption of the Framework Strategy for the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence in BiH for...

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

21 December 2015

As an organization that is thoroughly dedicated to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as to promoting inclusion and equal rights for all, «Dajte nam...

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