Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Croatia Discriminating Same-Sex Couples Wishing to Be Foster Parents

ZAGREB, July 4, 2018 – An association called "Rainbow Families" on Wednesday said that Croatia systematically discriminated against same-sex couples when it comes to providing foster care for children who cannot live with their own parents, although some same-sex couples have passed all psychological and social tests and fulfilled the high criteria to be assessed as suitable to foster.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Pride Parade Held in Split

ZAGREB, June 24, 2018 - The eighth edition of a march organised by local LGBT activists was held in the second biggest Croatian city of Split on Saturday, with some 300 participants taking part in the event, according to an estimate given by the organiser.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

10,000 People Take Part in 2018 Zagreb Pride

ZAGREB, June 9, 2018 – Zagreb Pride 2018, the 17th pride parade of LGBITQ persons and families, began at 3 pm on Saturday under the slogan "Long live gender", drawing around ten thousand people, according to the official police estimate.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

National Minorities in Croatia Concerned about Increase in Hate Speech

ZAGREB, June 6, 2018 - Representatives of ethnic minorities have warned against hate speech on the rise which negatively affects Croatia's democratic image, and they also pointed to the lowering of standards in broadcasts targeted at minorities and aired by the national radio (HR) and television (HTV).

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Young Roma Brides Sold in Northern Croatia

ZAGREB, May 23, 2018 – Živi Zid MP Branimir Bunjac warned at the start of a parliamentary session on Wednesday that Roma girls in the northern Međimurje region were sold as young brides as early as the age of 15 and called on state institutions, ministries and members of parliament to join in a campaign to raise awareness of this problem.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Increase in Number of Anti-Serb Incidents in Croatia Recorded

ZAGREB, May 21, 2018 - A total of 393 cases of violence and other forms of incitement to discrimination against Serbs were recorded in Croatia in 2017, compared to 331 such cases reported in 2016, the Serb National Council (SNV) said on Monday.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Human Rights March Held in Rijeka

ZAGREB, May 19, 2018 - Hundreds of people gathered in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Saturday for a March for Freedom, organised in reaction to the anti-abortion March for Life which was happening at the same time along a different route.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Foreign Embassies Call for Respecting LBGTI Rights

ZAGREB, May 17, 2018 - On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), observed May 17, fourteen embassies in Croatia on Wednesday called for supporting the struggle for all people to enjoy equal rights regardless of their identity, the Canadian Embassy said in a press release.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Council of Europe Warns about Escalation of Intolerance in Croatia

ZAGREB, May 15, 2018 - Racist hate speech against Serbs, LGBT persons and Roma in public discourse is escalating in Croatia, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rijeka’s Model of Citizenship Education Expands to Other Regions

Elementary school students want to know more about the society they live in.

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