We would like to remind and continue to seek from the main actors of the Albanian society, positive actions for the progress of the Albanian women, their economic development and decision-making. We have some suggestions for various parties, which are based on the findings from the studies conducted on the causes of gender issues and from conclusions from meetings with Albanian women and girls throughout the country.
Lezha, on 24 February 2014, at the premises of Education Directory of Lezha, a presentational meeting was organized by GADC under the frame of the project "Knowledge for Women's Empowerment" financed by Assist Impact/USAID with the aim to present the project's objective, the overall methodology and the importance of the project.
Representatives of Women' Alliance in Albanian Parliament, both municipalities (Lezha and Puka), both labour officies (Lezha and Puka), Local NGOs, regional office of State Social Services, Private Businesses (with a high number of women employees), Media representatives as the most important collaborators with GADC in implementation of this project were invited to attend the event. This sampling ensured an audience of about 33 participants in total.
Tirana, October 3rd 2013 – Gender Alliance for Development Centre and Counseling Line for Girls and Women, during a period of 18 months (February 2012 – July 2013) implemented the project "Women empowerment: Building capacities to improve access economic opportunities with a special focus to victims of Domestic Violence" in Shkodra, Lac, Milot, Lezha, Puka, Ulez and Burrel regions, in close partnership with local institutions and women of these areas, financed by EU in the frame of EIHDR instrument.
Gender Alliance for Development Center , under the project " Support to the Swedish Government, Ministry of Interior / Albanian State Police Community Policing" , funded by SIDA and implemented by SIPU, has prepared a manual for all stakeholders in the fight against domestic violence with a special focus on officers of the Albanian State Police.
The discussion roundtable on "How to respond to domestic violence – a manual for all DV practitioners, with a special focus on Albanian State Police" was organized in close collaboration with Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and Ministry of Interior, at the premises of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. The aim was to discuss together with all relevant stakeholders about the content of the drafted manual and collect concrete feedback for its finalization.
On 02 October 2013, Gender Alliance for Development Centre in close collaboration with "Reflection" association and "Useful Albanian Woman" association organized an event, screening documentary "Albanian Women Movement '90+'20", at Tirana "Agimi" cinema. The documentary was realized in the frame of the 100 Anniversaries of Independent of Albania and 20 years of women movement in Albania activities that started since 2012. The objective of this event was to be presented the contributions of women movement in Albania during 20 years, challenges of gender equality, changes in legal framework, development of civil society organizations all over Albania and women's social problems (domestic violence, trafficking, employment etc) for a wider audience.