Publications

Safe To Be Toolkit: A workshop guide for Law enforcement on anti-LGBTI hate crimes

This manual focuses specifically on this aspect. It provides the trainers of law enforcement authorities interactive step-by-step workshop that has the aim to raise awareness on the psychological impact of reporting a hate crime.

Safe to be: handbook for restorative justice and anti-LGBTI hate crimes

The Safe To Be Handbook examines the possibilities of administering restorative justice in cases of anti-LGBTI hate crimes. It contains five articles that look at restorative justice and its development in a historical and theoretical context, as well as present good practices for its application in cases of anti-LGBTI hate crimes.

Promoting Inclusive and Competent Health Care for LGBTI People in Bulgaria

Training health professionals to improvе healthcare for LGBTI people in Bulgaria

The needs of students, parents and school professionals related to improving measures to prevent and combat violence in Bulgarian schools

The current national report presents data from a study of the needs of students, parents and school professionals related to improving measures to prevent and combat violence in Bulgarian schools.

Attitudes Towards LGBTI Students in Bulgarian High-Schools

The current survey aims to give a snapshot of the experience of a specific group of high school students, namely lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) students.

Domestic and Dating Violence Against LBT Women in the EU

What rights do I have as a lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LBT) survivor of domestic and dating violence? How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship with my female samesex partner? How can I stop her?

Invisible Crimes – Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes in Bulgaria

Across the European Union, LGBTI people face discrimination and violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. Most incidents are not reported which impedes the possibility to investigate hate crimes and prosecute offenders. The lack of reports renders the problem of anti-LGBTI hate crimes invisible to the public and may prevent authorities from acknowledging and addressing the problem. As a result, victims often suffer in silence and their rights may not be fully respected.

Schools for All? The status of LGBTI students and teachers in Bulgarian schools

During the period January – October 2015, Bilitis Resource Center conducted a qualitative research study which answers the question, “To what extent do secondary schools in Sofia, Bulgaria provide an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students and teachers?”

Rainbow Families in Bulgaria

Authors:Gloriya Filipova, Monika Pisankaneva
Bilitis Resource Center Foundation,Sofia 2017, ISBN: 978-954-91940-4-3
The study analyzes the situation of LGBTI families in Bulgaria and is based on semi-structured interviews with 26 LGBTI families from four bulgarian cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Ruse)

Free Movement of EU Citizens – Rights and Challenges to Same-Sex Families in Bulgaria

Homophobia and unequal treatment of LGBTI people are still widespread in the European Union. Indicators of their level in individual Member States vary and the situation is seemingly better in some countries, but the data show that full equality for this group has not been achieved in any of them.