May 24, 2019 – Launching of the new national survey on Violence against Women and Girls: Albania now has a more comprehensive view on GBV

After the first National Surveys (2007, 2013) on Domestic Violence in Albania, INSTAT – Albanian Institute of Statistics launched today a new national survey conducted during 2018, which for the first time introduces new extended data on the nature and extent of other forms of violence, such as violence in intimate relationships, non-partner violence, sexual …

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Challenges and gaps faced by Albanian municipalities in efficiently addressing cases of domestic and gender-based violence – Sfidat dhe mangësitë me të cilat ballafaqohen bashkitë shqiptare në trajtimin e duhur të rasteve të dhunës në familje dhe asaj me bazë gjinore

Since 2017, Gender Alliance for Development Centre (GADC) and Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) have been working to identify challenges and gaps faced by Albanian municipalities in efficiently addressing cases of domestic and gender-based violence. Both organizations are leading a civil society monitoring process of one of the four objectives of the Albanian National Strategy …

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Swedish Embassy in Tirana recognizes the contribution of women role models/ Ambasada Suedeze në Shqipëri vlerëson kontributin e grave aktiviste

2019 marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Albania, and also 20 years of Swedish Development Cooperation in the country. To celebrate partnerships with women human rights CSO-s in the country, the Swedish Embassy in Tirana chose to celebrate the contribution of Shpresa Banja and Bajana Ceveli, to implementing Swedish feminist foreign policy …

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Human Rights in Democracy Centre, focal point of WAVE, participates in the UPR lobbying and other UN advocacy (side event presentation) in Geneva

On March 10– 14, 2019, Human Rights in Democracy Centre, a grassroots Albanian NGO which aims to work for promotion and protection of human rights in Albania teamed with dedicated team of Advocates for Human Rights, USA and directly engaged in lobbying and advocacy activities at the UN level regarding Universal Periodic Review along with …

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AWEN launches a pioneer study on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Adolescence in Albania, February 2019/ AWEN lançon studimin e parë në Shqipëri për dhunën në marrëdhëniet intime në adoleshencë, Shkurt 2019

AWEN launches a pioneer study on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Adolescence in Albania, February 2019 Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network – AWEN, in February, 2019 presented the findings of Intimate Partner Violence in Adolescence in Albania, the first of its kind for Albania, conducted during 2018 with the support of the Swedish Government. The realization …

Read more AWEN launches a pioneer study on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Adolescence in Albania, February 2019/ AWEN lançon studimin e parë në Shqipëri për dhunën në marrëdhëniet intime në adoleshencë, Shkurt 2019

March 8, 2019 – Albanian girls and women protest #TheMourningProtest #TheVoiceProtest 8 Mars 2019 – Vajzat dhe gratë shqiptare protestojnë #ProtestaEzisë #ProtestaEzërit

March 8, 2019 – Albanian girls and women protest #TheMourningProtest #TheVoiceProtest This International Women’s Day found Albanian girls and women more than ever before in a life threatening situation! While in 2018, 11 women were killed, 2019 has been a bloody year – 8 women were killed by the people closest to them, their partner, …

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Civil society reacts to unprofessional media reporting of gender based violence – Shoqëria civile reagon ndaj raportimit joprofesional në media të dhunës me bazë gjinore

The role of media in eradicating gender inequalities and especially gender-based violence is crucial. Not rarely media reinforces gender stereotypes, as well as directly or indirectly damages girls and women victims of gender based violence. This was the case of a TV Show on a national TV Channel in Albania, broadcasted on January 12, 2019, …

Read more Civil society reacts to unprofessional media reporting of gender based violence – Shoqëria civile reagon ndaj raportimit joprofesional në media të dhunës me bazë gjinore