Today the world marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. On this day back in 1990, the World Health Organization has made a decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. This has ended one hundred year duration of "medical" homophobia. The decision mentined has become historic, and as of 2014, 17 May is celebrated as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Regarding the video put on the social networks of a savage beating of a member of Roma community by two men, the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights reacts with the following press release:
Ministry for Human and Minority Rights condemns most fiercely this violent act and urgently asks authorities to prosecute culprits of this incident.
Minister for Human and Minority Rights has visited today Municipality of Mojkovac together with H.E. Serhat Galip Ambassador of Turkey in Montenegro and TIKA coordinator in Montenegro Mustafa Jazidji.
Podgorica has been a part of the global campaign”Billion rises” today. The campaign has been designed to support women, violence victims and it has been launched fifteen years ago by an American feminist, activist, playwright and novel writer Iv Ensler, who organized the action V-day.
Following the good practices with the aim of more successful integration of the Roma and Egyptian community into all the aspects of our society, Ministry for Human and Minority Rights has organized a week on the Ivanova korita on Lovcen mountain for 25 pupils from the senior grades of elementary schools in Podgorica, Niksic and Herceg Novi.