Labris is one of 20 civil society organizations that will receive project and program support as part of the fourth call for projects for public advocacy and cooperation with the business sector that was announced for the project "Active citizens - a better society: advocacy towards cooperation and democratic development", and with the financial support of USAID Serbia.
The goal of the Labris project "Workplace - a place of inclusion and diversity", which will last from 01.05. until 30.11. 2022, is the improvement of public policies in the field of work and employment and the active participation of LGBTI citizens, as well as a contribution to democracy, human rights, social inclusion and the rule of law.
The existence of laws, protocols and principles that protect human rights in the field of work and employment are only the first step that shows that the business sector increasingly recognizes its role and responsibility in improving society and human rights. Through the project, Labris will strive to include social partners - employers, state services and employment agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals, who play a major role in combating discrimination against LGBTI persons during employment and generally improving their position in society.
In addition to the cooperation of LGBTI organizations and the business sector, advocacy will mobilize the LGBTI community in the planning and implementation of activities, in order to jointly identify problems, measures to solve them and jointly launch a campaign and initiative to make the workplace a place of diversity and inclusion. By establishing an inclusive work environment, not only the LGBTI community would benefit, but also all vulnerable groups in the field of work. Achieving the goals of this project will contribute to democracy, human rights and social inclusion in society. Inter-sector connection will be improved and it will be pointed out that diversity at work is an advantage that is reflected in both creativity and productivity.