Smoqua is the first festival of queer and feminist culture in Rijeka, Croatia, organised by Lesbian Organisation Rijeka LORI in collaboration with organisation PaRiter, artist platform From the Citizens to Their City and Center for Women's Studies of faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka. From October 15th to October 17th 2020 we will host 30+ activists and artists from more than ten countries from three continents:
Every young person has the right to education without fear of condemnation, violence and/or discrimination. Safe school environment is an important foundation for students' psychosocial and professional development. Therefore, all relevant actors in the field of education should be actively involved in ensuring an inclusive and anti-discriminatory educational system.
LGBTI persons face discrimination and violence in various areas of social life, including the education system. Preliminary results of the Survey on the Experience of Discrimination, Hate Crimes and Violence against LGBTIQ Persons in Croatia (Zagreb Pride, 2019)
Despite everything, we are here! :D
We are extremely happy and proud to announce the 4th edition of Smoqua, offering rich, inspiring and diverse program. Lesbian Organisation Rijeka LORI, in collaboration with PaRiter, From the Citizens to Their City, and Centre for Women’s Studies (University of Rijeka), invites you to join us in celebrating diversity, love, art and activism from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th October 2020 in Rijeka.
Due to the fear from violence and rejection, LGBTI persons often hide their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, which brings along many other problems. Hiding, being constantly on alert, disrupted social contacts - lead to increased loneliness and stress. The research done by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
School is one of the key environments for socialisation where children and youngsters develop their competencies and establish relationships with peers and adults. In order enable that; it is crucial that schools are spaces that are