Economic empowerment, challenges for women’s employment in Albania and Kosovo

Challenges for economic empowerment, gender equality and women’s employment in Albania and Kosovo have been the focus of a two-day regional forum “Employment Status of Women and Girls in Albania and Kosovo, with best practices from the region”, which was held online on a Zoom Platform on 14 and 15 October 2020 The main purpose …

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Gender Alliance for Development Centre and The Inspectorate of Labor’s Contribution to Garment and Footwear Sector in Albania

The fason industry companies are considered as one of the main sources of women’s employment in Albania. According to official data, a total of 68 thousand people were employed in this sector, where 80% are women and girls. But this is only the visible part, since the number of women and girls working in the …

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16 dana aktivizma/ 16 days of activism

Istraživanja kažu da je svaka druga žena u Crnoj Gori u jednom periodu svog života bila izložena porodično-partnerskom nasilju. Usljed pandemije izazvane virusom korona, Nacionalna SOS linija bilježi čak 25 odsto više poziva u odnosu na isti period prošle godine. Većem broju prijava doprinijeli su i faktori kao što su ograničeno kretanje usljed epidemioloških mjera, …

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COVID-19 Impact on Girls and Women Working in the Garment and Footwear Industry in Albania

For 5 consecutive years, Gender Alliance for Development Center (GADC), has been focusing on the improvement of the working conditions of women and girls working in the garment and footwear sector in Albania. Regarding the COVID 19 impact on women GADC wrote two reports: “Due Diligence for women and girls working in the “Fason” Industry …

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Covid-19, threefold increase in calls for help at the National Hotline for Domestic Violence cases / Up to 6 protection orders issued within one day in Durrës District

  The number of calls for help from victims of domestic violence during the Covid-19 isolation period in Albania has tripled. Albanian Women Empowerment Network– AWEN reports that the National Line for Women and Girls 116117 received around 2000 calls during the period of isolation (March 10 – May 18) because of the pandemic, marking …

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Court defined the case of unmarried couple as “domestic violence” – Partnerin uyguladığı şiddet “ev içi şiddet” sayıldı

A family court in Ankara has concluded a case of an unmarried couple as “domestic violence” in Turkey and sentenced the accused partner to pay alimony. The court decision included specific reference to the Istanbul Convention. The court has stated that although the couple is not married, violent acts between partners should be considered as “domestic violence” according to …

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Capacity Development Workshops for Women Lawyers – Kadın Avukatlar İçin Kapasite Geliştirme Atölyeleri

A total of 60 women lawyers working in the area of combating gender-based violence attended 3 capacity development workshops in Ankara, as part of a joint project of the Foundation for Women’s Solidarity and the Capacity Development Association, titled “Strengthening the Representation of Women subjected to Violence in the Justice Mechanism”. During the 3-day workshops, …

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