About Association RAINBOW

Association RAINBOW is: voluntary, nonpolitical, nonprofit, non-governmental organization that acts as an Association of citizens and operates on the territory of Republic of Serbia from 2004.

The main aim: Promoting human rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people and their families, with a particular reference to multiple vulnerable populations, young people, people in the third age of life, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in the systems of social protection as well as in the health and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, sex workers, young people in conflict with the law and people living with HIV / AIDS, through reducing violence and discrimination, education, increasing safety, providing support, economic empowerment, gender equality and providing health and social services.

Specific goals:

  •   Advocating for the improvement of the social protection system for LGBT people and their families, young people, people in the third age of life, institutional residents and former institutional residents in social protection, health care and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, sex workers, young people in conflict with the law and people living with HIV / AIDS
  • Advocating for the improvement of the health care system in the field of HIV / AIDS-prevention, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis, prevention of the use of psychoactive substances and preservation of mental health for LGBT people and their families, young people, people in the third age of life, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in social protection, health and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, sex workers and people living with HIV / AIDS
  •  Advocating for the improvement of the system of education and upbringing in order to reduce peer and digital violence as well as discrimination, and for the promotion of human rights of LGBT people, young people, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in social protection, health and judicial systems, youth in conflict with the law and people living with HIV / AIDS
  • Advocating for increasing safety, reducing violence and discrimination, domestic and peer violence, digital violence, promoting the concept of safe culture, reducing gender-based violence and hate crimes for LGBT people and their families, young people, people in the third age of life, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in social protection, health and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, sex workers, young people in conflict with the law and people living with HIV / AIDS
  • Advocating for the promotion of multisectoral cooperation on an international, national, regional and local level in order to provide an adequate approach to addressing the problems of LGBT people and their families, young people, people in 4 the third age of life, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in social protection systems as well as in health and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, young people in conflict with law, sex workers and people living with HIV / AIDS
  •  Advocating for poverty reduction and economic empowerment of LGBT people, young people, people in the third age of life, institutional residents and former residents of institutional accommodation in social protection, health and judicial systems, users of psychoactive substances, sex workers, young people in conflict with the law and people living with HIV / AIDS through the development of social entrepreneurship, co-operatives and support measures for self-employment as well as employment.