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Azra, one of OKVIR core members, who did not want her surname to be published, said the main issue [for LGBTI people] is in public and domestic spaces
The NDI Democracy survey found three out of four LGBTI people in the Balkans had faced psychological abuse and verbal harassment, one out of four suffered physical violence, and half had faced discrimination at school, at work, or elsewhere.
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