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Inter-party group on LGBTI rights set up in Parliament

An inter-party parliamentary group tasked with advancing LGBTI rights was formed Friday in Parliament.

The mission of the inter-party caucus is to advocate for improvement of the rights of the LGBTI community by using mechanism made available by the Parliament in order to create a society in which sexual orientation and gender identity will not prevent LGBTI individuals from enjoying human rights and liberties, said the NGO HERA.

The caucus is made up of 13 MPs from different parliamentary parties.

MPs Maja Morachanin and Pavle Bogoevski were appointed coordinator and deputy coordinator respectively.

According to activist Dragana Drndarevska, lawmakers of the parliamentary majority and most of the MPs of Albanian political parties support protection from discrimination, violence and hate speech towards LGBTI people.

Welcoming the process, the National Network Against Homophobia and Transphobia urges other MPs championing human rights and liberties to join the inter-party parliamentary group in charge of advancing LGBTI rights.

MPs, ambassadors and officials of the National Network attended today’s event.