Institutional Support for the Stabilization and / or Development of Civil Society Organizations

Through its institutional support, the National Foundation for Civil Society Development supports the work of Zagreb Pride in the field of organizational development Zagreb Pride’s strategic activities and enables the implementation and further development of strategic activities aimed at advocating equity for LGBTIQ persons, providing legal support to LGBTIQ persons, research of LGBTIQ human rights and the organization of the Pride March.

Protecting Our Rights!

Open Society Foundation (OSF) is an organization which highlights the importance of the improvement of the democratic processes, the prevalence of rights, civic participation, and human rights. The organization operates through encouraging politics that provide greater justice in political, legal, and economic systems.

OSF supports current strategic activities of Zagreb Pride which are directed towards keeping the present level of rights in the current socio-political context, but also developing those rights through activities of monitoring the application of The Law on Life Partnership, drafting proposals on The Law of Gender Identity and other associated strategies of advocacy through Pride Month, Pride March and other activities.

The Pride March of LGBTIQ Persons and Families

The Pride March of LGBTIQ persons and families, the most important and largest event of the LGBTIQ community, is our longest-running activity aimed at increasing the visibility of the community and achieving a society of solidarity and equality, free from gender sexual norms and categories, and any other kind of oppression. This year, the Pride March was preceded by the Pride Month – a cultural and political manifestation of the LGBTIQ community that was opened on May 17, on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The Pride Month consists of a series of cultural, social and activist LGBTIQ-themed events. The Pride Month also includes Partycipation – LGBTIQ clubbing event. The 17th Pride March was organized with the financial support of the City of Zagreb and the donations of citizens.

Protection of life partnerships, LGBTIQ and sexual rights

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a philanthropic organization which concentrates on the improvement of human rights of LGBTIQ people in the world, and the removal of racial, economic, social, and gender oppression. The foundation mostly operates in countries in which LGBTIQ people are exposed to threats that violate human rights.

Astraea supports the work of Zagreb Pride in the area of connecting with other feminist organizations for the purpose of protecting reproductive rights, in the area of educational activities in schools, on colleges/universities, working in LGBTIQ communities, and developing rights for life partners and rainbow families.


Support Zagreb Pride

Project Support Zagreb Pride is launched for the purpose of operationalizing the strategic aim of organization; to increase the share of funds of Zagreb Pride with emphasis on financing Pride Month and Pride March. The goal of the project is to create a sustainable pride march that will maintain its quality regardless of possible political turmoils in Croatia, with a little help from donations from the community, as well as the support from the people abroad. The whole implementation of the project enables us to experiment with different models of supporting, making tools and advisories that we will be using in the future if they turn out to be successful.

Monitoring Implementation of the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation

ILGA-Europe is an international umbrella organization bringing together 490 organizations with the aim of advocating for human rights and equality for LGBTIQ people and strengthening LGBTIQ movements in Europe and Central Asia.

With this project, Zagreb Pride wants to raise awareness, both nationally and internationally, about the decrease of LGBTIQ human rights in Croatia and ensure evidence-based advocacy in order to achieve political and consequently social change. The focus of the project is combating hate crime and hate speech that have been on the significant rise along with attacks on LGBTIQ rights that have increased since the last review.


Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime

Despite the efforts of LGBTIQ organizations, other NGOs and governmental institutions in improving the protection of LGBTIQ persons, anti-LGBT hate crime is still widespread through Europe but often remains invisible due to high underreporting rates. This is why shared effort to raise public awareness about anti-LGBT hate crime is needed, as well as to empower victims and encourage them to report.

CALL IT HATE! Raising Awareness of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime is a project aimed at researching attitudes and public awareness about anti-LGBT hate crime in 10 EU countries, raising the visibility of those crimes in the media and the general public, and tackling underreporting. The project is led by the University of Brescia (Università degli Studi di Brescia) in Italy in partnership with organizations and institutions from nine European countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Great Britain and Slovenia. The project started in January 2018.


Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes

COME FORWARD! Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes is a project aimed at improving the protection from homophobic and transphobic hate crimes through empowering and supporting members of the LGBT community and building the capacity of civil society. The project is led by the University of Brescia (Università degli Studi di Brescia) in Italy, started in December 2016 and will end in December 2018.

The importance of this project is seen in the fact that anti-LGBT hate crimes have increasingly been recognized by international organizations (NGOs), as well as many European governments. Despite this, an international action plan to establish a common strategy of dealing with anti-LGBT hate crimes still needs to be cohesively developed. This is why an effective multi-agency response, addressing both underreporting and the provision of accessible victim support services, is needed.