Rišpet - LGBT Association Split is a non-governmental organization that promotes LGBT rights in Croatia. It's mainly oriented on the LGBT citizens of Split. It was established on March 4, 2013, by 2012 Split Pride volunteers.
Rišpet founded LGBT Center Split, place dedicated to LGBT community, their families, friends and all those who want to take part in the activities of the Centre. Rišpet also organizes Split Pride.
The purpose of Rišpet is to deal with problems of violence towards LGBT persons, to empower and educate the community, thereby making it more sensible to LGBT problematics.
Rišpet also organizes various formal and informal activities for the local LGBT community, including film screenings, thematic workshops, exhibitions, public forums, Pride marches, festivals and conferences in Croatia and the region.
Past achievements of Rišpet are based on a large volunteer potential of the local LGBT community. Given that those accomplishments are achieved only thanks to the volunteers and collaboration with other NGOs, without any financial resources.
Rišpet educates volunteers about the position of LGBT people in Croatia, as well as on methods and possibilities of their participation in the struggle for realization of the rights for a decent life, free of violence and discrimination. It wants to encourage them to think critically questioning the patriarchy, heteronormativity and the generally process of re-traditionalization and models that inhibit the development of democratic processes based on the principles of equality, justice and freedom. The intention of Rišpet is that young volunteers take part as the leaders in various activities of the LGBT center.