Croatia

Rainbow Europe 2019

The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.

New Report Calls on Europe to Counter Sexual Orientation-Based Violence in Schools

Violence at schools based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or sex characteristics occurs everywhere in Europe and is acutely underreported.

Croatia: LGBT Rights Five Years after Referendum

Five years after a referendum effectively banned gay marriage in Croatia, conservatives behind the vote will gather in a 5-star Zagreb hotel to mark the anniversary. Gay couples, however, have moved on to a new fight – for the right to foster or adopt children.

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita. 

Protests Over Istanbul Convention Occur Despite Treaty’s Stance Against Gender Based Violence

Conservative organizations in these countries have leveraged both political pressure and public sentiment—in the form of protests—to combat ratification. 

Croatia: Protest against European treaty they say threatens traditional family

Thousands of Croat conservatives protested on Saturday against the proposed ratification of a European treaty that describes gender as a “social role,” fearing it could undermine traditional family values in the predominantly Catholic country.