‘Element’ is an organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina that was founded in 2015 and focuses on youth minorities, including LGBTs. The founders have a strong track record in LGBT advocating initiatives and they use this experience to bring the local LGBT communities together and to combine forces.
During an LGBT training camp, LGBTs under the age of 30 were trained on LGBT rights and leadership. This knowledge and these skills are the basis for forming a team of change agents who are active on school grounds and in their local community. Six actions were organized to advocate for LGBT rights in the more rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Additionally, ‘Element’ organized an exhibition for a broad audience to raise awareness on LGBT issues and reduce the discrimination of LGBT individuals.
- An LGBTI camp for the duration of three days, joined by 20 participants from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organized.
- 6 awareness raising actions in local communities were held.
- The exhibition 2016! LGBTI rights now, showing pictures from awareness-raising activities, was set up on August 20th, 2016.