As part of my job, I get to travel across the Europe and Central Asian region and sometimes beyond. But as much as I love experiencing new cultures, traditions, languages or cuisines, unfortunately my… Read more
This week, the UNDP and USAID are releasing evidence on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons across the Western Balkans — the biggest study in this region to… Read more
Since the political and social transformation of the ‘90s, Albania has been working to put in place a system to secure human rights for all.
As a candidate country for EU membership, one of the five… Read more
The global silence around intersex lives reflects negatively on the mental health of intersex individuals and communities.
A few weeks ago, during our sub-regional dialogue on #BeingLGBTI, we met… Read more
It is not news that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity around the world. The situation is no… Read more
Corruption offences often remain unexposed; investigative journalists often put themselves at high risk to shed light on these crimes.
That’s why, last year as UNDP in Moldova we partnered with the… Read more
In the Kyrgyz Republic, there are 172,800 people with disabilities – corresponding to 2.9 percent of the population. Out of these, 28,200 are children living in orphanages. The average amount of the… Read more
The recent news out of Kosovo has been bleak.
The tensions between the ruling coalition and opposition is growing, while public protests against recent agreements with Serbia and Montenegro have… Read more
A friend in Kyrgyzstan recently told me about the first time she saw a person with disabilities: She had just turned 19 and left the country to study abroad. Day-to-day life makes it easy to forget… Read more