LGBTI advisory centre deals with increasing number of discrimination cases

The inPoradňa advisory centre is most commonly used by people aged 17-35.

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The LGBTI community turns to the inPoradňa advisory centre mostly due to discrimination. They witness it mostly in health care, employment and education, said social worker Christián Havlíček in an interview with the SITA newswire.

The advisory centre was established in November 2018 by the Initiative Inakosť organisation. The interest in getting advice is higher than they originally expected.

“Altogether 157 people turned to us in the first nine months,” Havlíček said, as quoted by SITA. This equals about 17 people a month, while the original capacities were set to eight people a month. “We’re thus searching for further sources of finances to cover this interest.”

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